700 women murdered in domestic violence cases in Spain

Violence against women, one of the most important social problems, still going on despite campaigns and positive discrimination for women in Spain.

700 women murdered in domestic violence cases in Spain

World Bulletin / News Desk

Seven hundred women in Spain died as result of domestic violence by their husbands or boyfriends over the last 10 years, according to figures from a Spanish sociological research center.

Former Prime Minister Zapatero came up with regulations to end violence against women in 2004. The goverment set up an organisation dedicated to combating the problem, however not much progress has been made.

The Center stated that over 600 thousand women a year are facing domestic violence but under a quarter made any official complaint.

Women from all social backgrounds, immigrants to students alike living in villages or cities are facing domestic violence.

Almost a million children over the last ten years were also victims of domestic violence - just this year alone 46 were murdered.

Last Mod: 04 Kasım 2013, 16:29
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