Calls to Spain's gender violence helpline rise sharply during lockdown
Calls to Spain's governmental helpline for victims of gender violence shot up in the first two weeks of a state of emergency lockdown imposed to combat the spread of coronavirus.
EmailMADRID - Calls to Spain's governmental helpline for victims of gender violence shot up in the first two weeks of a state of emergency lockdown imposed to combat the spread of coronavirus, the government said on Wednesday.Calls increased by 12.4% in the first two weeks of the lockdown compared to the same fortnight last year, while online consultations of the helpline's website grew by 270%, the Equality Ministry said.
Spain, like many other nations, has introduced stringent curbs on people's free movement outside the home to help halt the spread of coronavirus. Spain is among the countries worst affected by the pandemic, with over 9 000 deaths as of Wednesday.Worried about a rise in violence against women as people are stuck at home and can only go out to buy groceries, visit the pharmacy or, in some cases, to work, the government has started a new campaign encouraging women to call the helpline.
"We're here for you," said one poster with the helpline's number 016.While most workers need to stay at home, the government said all services to help women victims of domestic violence would remain open.It also said on Tuesday that victims of gender violence and their children would be housed in hotels if there is no room at the centres where they can normally stay in an emergency.
Spain's coronavirus lockdown started on March 14. Read more: IOL News »
Men are cowards - this is not the time to take out your frustrations on your beloved ones.
DA calls on government to make food security a priority during lockdownThe DA has called on President Cyril Ramaphosa’s government to make food security a priority in the agriculture sector during the 21-days lockdown. Yes please food security priority must be priority
US government calls on its citizens in SA to register for repatriationThe Trump administration has ordered all American citizens in SA to come forward to be repatriated so they can be evacuated. I call upon all WHITE and INDIAN MINORITY and to do the HONORABLE thing. Which I was born in the USA!!! Please take me!!! Let them go. Immediately
Calls for calm after officer, guard arrested for ‘killing man’ in VosloorusThe 34-year-old EMPD officer and the 45-year-old security guard are expected to appear in the Boksburg Regional Court on Tuesday.
DA calls for investigation into 'gross violations' by soldiers policing lockdownThe DA is calling on military ombudsman General Vusi Masondo to investigate alleged gross violations of the military mandate and Bill of Rights by members of the SANDF People dont listen. Why would you be in the street when the country is on LOCKDOWN. Noooooo people dont listen okae_molao SANDF SAPS Day4OfLockdown Ohh gawd It's not that deep, leave SANDF alone! Waste of time n money lets da do investigations themselves,sharp soldier sharp
DA calls for establishment of committee to protect civil libertiesLol you mean protect dog walking 😅 Protect law abiding citizen like us who are in our houses locked down by allowing officers to beat up those who roam streets. I salute officers who risk their lives by removing people on the streets. StayAtHome please otherwise officers must beat you up.
EFF calls for more protective equipment for health-care workers in public sector'Public health care workers are forced to reuse the same N95 face masks over and over again,' says the EFF A whole article stating the obvious by the clowns in red boiler suits Attention seekers stating the obvious?🙄 Traditional Healing Im a powerful native spiritual traditional healer gifted by my ancestors to help people FINANCIAL PROBLEMS BRING BACK LOST LOVER COURT & DIVORCE CASES BAD LUCK CHURCH POWERS BOOST YOUR BUSINESS MANHOOD ENLARGEMENT BED PROBLEMS (MEN WOMEN) contact +27658629057