So far in 2020, the telephone number for attention to victims of sexist violence 900 840 111 It has received 2,269 calls referring to as many female victims, of which 1,247 have at least one dependent child (and 1,022 are not mothers).
55.31% were calls made from Bizkaia (1,255), 26.70% from Gipuzkoa (606), 15.64% from Álava (355) and 2.88% from outside the Autonomous Community (53) .
74.10% of these calls were made by the women themselves (1,681); 19.56% were executed by people close to them (444); and 6.34% by professionals (41).
Regarding the period of confinement, between March 15 and June 21, a total of 798 pertinent calls were received, of which 74.88% were made by the victims themselves (596). 18.59% were executed by people close to them (148); and 6.53% by professionals (52).
Of these calls, 53.76% were calls made from Bizkaia (429), 29.45% from Gipuzkoa (235), 13.91% from Álava (11) and 2.88% from outside the Autonomous Community (2. 3).
The lehendakari, Iñigo Urkullu, has assured that sexist violence “is a problem of the whole society” and has expressed the commitment of his executive to increase the means to prevent these situations and to attend to the victims.
Urkullu: “It is a priority to build a society free of violence against women”
Accompanied by the counselors for Equality and the Economy and Finance, Beatriz Artolazabal and Pedro Azpiazu, as well as the director of Emakunde, Izaskun Landaida, Urkullu has visited the headquarters of SATEVI, which manages the helpline for women victims of this type of violence on 900 840 111, where an innovation has been launched that it will allow accessibility to this service to women with hearing disabilities or speech difficulties.
This system has been possible thanks to the collaboration with the federation of deaf people of Euskadi The Basque Deaf and consists of an online mechanism that allows access to the service through a video interpretation channel attended by sign language interpreters. The interpreters are the ones who then communicate with the professionals who answer the hotline for women victims of violence and act as translators.
As in the telephone calls of the rest of the victims, this system allows to maintain the confidentiality and anonymity of the people who access it, it is free and leaves no trace on the telephone bill.
900 840 111 is attended by professionals, psychologists, educators and social workers, mainly, and is available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. The Basque Government has recalled that this telephone number serves all women, regardless of their regular or irregular administrative situation, whether they have a registry or not, whether they maintain their relationship with the aggressor or not.
During that visit, on the occasion of the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, the Lehendakari asked the victims “to have confidence in the resources and services” offered by the institutions and assured that his government “wants to listen to them. ”.
In this sense, it has stated that its “priority” objective of “building a society free of violence against women” and that to achieve this, its executive has committed to “promoting services and resources” to make this challenge possible.
He has referred to the recent approval of the amendment to the Equality Law and has opined that “it will allow the promotion of a country pact for equality and for a society free of violence against women.”
Urkullu has also announced “a comprehensive gender perspective in the preparation” of the CAV’s budgets.
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