Saturday, November 27

Elche General Hospital hosts a support session for child victims of violence

The session aimed to commemorate the International Day Against Gender Violence, which is celebrated today November 25.

The talk given today has been based on the personal testimony of the life of the writer, Juanjo Soriano, which has two publications based on his experience as a child victim of violence.

The first novel is titled “No evil lasts a hundred years” and focuses on the gender violence and the second “I’m still here”, although it continues with the issue of gender violence, it also addresses the bullying.

The writer has explained that “my two novels are based on real facts. The first is a story of violence, seen through the eyes of a child. The book received the 2019 Love in Action award from the Ana Bella Foundation for being an agent of change in the face of gender violence. That award was also received by journalists Toñi Moreno and Mercedes Milá ”.

As a result of the second book, Juanjo founded the Isabela Association against child violence, bullying, domestic violence, sexual abuse, etc. so that no one will experience what he suffered.

To collaborate with the Isabela association, you can contact them through their social networks, sending a message on Instagram or Facebook. In addition, every Sunday from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., the association has a post of flea market at the Martínez Valero stadium where you can collaborate by acquiring all kinds of products: t-shirts, bracelets, bags, badges, etc.

Juanjo Soriano explains that “the idea is to turn this position into a physical store with a fixed headquarters and thus create jobs for women victims of gender violence”.

It is necessary to emphasize that part of the sales of its two books They are intended for association.

The health department and its professionals have a special awareness and involvement with the prevention and fight against Gender Violence. For its part, the Conselleria de Sanidad Universal y Salud Pública has made a commitment and has a firm commitment to eradicate gender inequalities and to combat gender violence through protocols such as the “Protocol for the health care of violence against women. gender (PDA) ”, with the I Equality Plan, or by launching the SIVIO application, Information System for the detection and action against gender / domestic violence in adults, a tool that guides health personnel in the detection and action against gender / domestic violence .

In this sense, a total of 485,282 women have participated in the screening program for detection against gender violence of the Conselleria de Sanidad Universal y Salud Pública since 2015 (year in which screening began systematically in the Valencian Community) until October 2021. During this period, 10,568 cases have been detected, representing 2.17 % of all women who have participated in the screening program.

In the last year, between January and October 2021, the Conselleria de Sanidad Universal y Salud Pública has detected a total of 662 cases of gender violence in the Valencian Community through the screening program for early detection in which 41,808 women have participated this year.

By provinces, the gender violence screening questionnaire was carried out on 24,062 women in Alicante, 2,786 in Castellón and 14,960 in Valencia, and 352 positive cases have been detected in Alicante, 56 in Castellón and 254 in the province of Valencia.

The number of women screened in 2020 and 2021 is lower than in 2019 due to the impact of the pandemic, which has led to a considerable decrease in attendance at primary care centers.

The health personnel of health centers and hospitals Valencians carry out a questionnaire to prevent and detect possible cases of gender-based violence in any woman over 14 years of age who attends a consultation for any reason and, in the event of signs of violence, health professionals assess the need to establish a plan specific intervention.

Every year they participate in the training courses in gender violence organized by the Ministry of Health professionals from the entire health field so that, when a victim accesses the health system, from the admission staff to the more specialized levels that attend to them, they have the appropriate awareness and training to to be able to act optimally. In 2021, 2,500 healthcare professionals have been trained.

In addition, the Department of General University Hospital of Elche It has a specific Commission against Gender Violence and another Equality Commission.

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