New agreement to combat gender violenceThe Barcelona Circuit against Gender Violence institutional board has presented a new agreement broadening coordination between the various institutions involved in the fight against gender violence. The agreement includes a new psycho-social care protocol to improve support for women and minors who suffer this type of violence.
The renewed and updated agreement includes the Barcelona Education Consortium for the first time, in addition to the City Council, the Catalan Women’s Institute, the Barcelona Health Consortium and the Mossos d’Esquadra police corps. Measures in the agreement include coordination with different services to define psycho-social care for women and children who suffer sexist violence. The inclusion of the Education Consortium introduces the school environment as a new sphere of action, enabling improved support and monitoring for affected minors, as well as support for teaching staff colleagues and workshops on the prevention of sexist violence.
Within the framework of the agreement, the Barcelona Circuit against Gender Violence institutional board has presented a new crisis cabinet which will meet in cases of femicide or attempted femicide. The cabinet brings together all the signatory institutions to assess the situation and coordinate any resulting action.
What is the Barcelona Circuit against Gender Violence?
It is an institutional space for promoting and monitoring measures to eradicate gender violence. It is made up of Barcelona City Council, the Government of Catalonia, Barcelona Provincial Council, the Government Sub-Delegation, the legal sphere and the Barcelona Women’s Council.
Are you suffering gender violence?
Check the warning signs and if you detect one of them get in touch with municipal care services specialising in gender violence. They’re free and confidential.
Do you suspect a woman you know is suffering gender violence?
More information on care services specialising in gender violence
If you experience gender violence there are a series of municipal resources available where specialised professionals will attend to you:
- Care, Recovery and Reception Service (SARA)
Offers specific hospital care for victims of gender violence and care for children from new-borns upwards.
- Youth Care, Recovery and Reception Service (SARA Jove)
Offers specific hospital care for young people between the ages of 12 and 17 who suffer gender violence.
- Municipal Gender Violence Emergency Shelter Centre (CMAU-VM)
Residential emergency shelter for women who suffer gender violence and for their children. Comprehensive 24h support service, 365 days a year.
- Barcelona Social Emergency and Urgent Care Centre (CUESB)
Offers an ongoing psycho-social service which deals with any social emergency situation in the city, 24 hours a day and 365 days a year.
- Women’s Support and Information Points (PIAD)
Local municipal service that offers information, care and advice in every field of interest for women and also provides them with access to several of the city’s resources.
You can check all these services at: http://ajuntament.barcelona.cat/bcnantimasclista/ca/serveis-datencio.
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