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Yecla becomes the first municipality in demarcation of the National Police to join the VIOGEN system for the protection of victims of gender-based violence (31/07/2019)

Since 2003, twenty-nine women and a minor have been fatal victims “of this social scourge” in the Region of Murcia, said the Government delegate

The Government delegate, Francisco Jiménez, the mayor of Yecla, Marcos Ortuño, and the Chief of Police, Cirilo Durán, signed this morning the first incorporation of a National Police demarcation town hall to the VIOGEN system of the Ministry of Interior for protection of victims of gender violence.

The objective of the VIOGEN system is to bring together the public institutions competent in the field of gender violence, integrate case information, make risk prediction, monitor and protect victims and adopt preventive measures in the event of incidents or events that may put endangered the integrity of the victim.

“The integral nature requires the incorporation of the Local Police forces in their capacity as specialized bodies in each municipality, and given their knowledge and proximity to the population they are, without a doubt, a fundamental piece in the fight against gender violence, since that provide information and operability that is vital in the protection of victims, ”explained Jiménez during the act.

This new procedure establishes the basic criteria for collaboration and coordination that will optimize the human and material resources of the Security Forces and Corps in Yecla to ensure effective compliance with judicial measures to protect victims of gender-based violence.

The Government Delegation continues to promote the incorporation of Local Police Corps to VIOGEN with the double objective of increasing the number of troops destined for the protection of victims and improving coordination between the Security Forces and Bodies.

“The Protocol signed today by the City Council of Yecla is a pioneer because it is the first one signed in demarcation of the National Police, so I want to thank the efforts made by those responsible for both bodies in this complex area of ​​gender violence, highlighting its commitment to victims above any other consideration, ”added the Government delegate.

Jiménez has expressed the commitment of the Government of Spain to eradicate what it considers a social scourge and that, only in what we have been for the year, has the life of 39 women and two minors been claimed.

"In Murcia, since 2003, there are 29 women and a minor victims of this unreasonable" has lamented.

Through this protocol, a network is created for the rapid, comprehensive and effective monitoring and protection of women and minors victims of gender-based violence in which different institutions competent in the safety of victims are integrated, facilitating the transmission of the necessary information for the monitoring of protection measures, the situation of the victims and the circumstances of the aggressor

The mayor of Yecla, Marcos Ortuño, has expressed the commitment of his city council in this fight, but has pointed out that any effort is little, and that is why, he has indicated, they have adhered to this protocol.

"It is clear that the work done by Local Police and National Police is decisive in the protection of victims and consequently it is essential to improve coordination between both bodies," concluded Ortuño.

Source: Delegación del Gobierno en Murcia

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