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The President of the Government, Pedro Sánchez, will chair a plenary session of the State Observatory of Violence against Women that will be held in an extraordinary manner at the Moncloa Palace today, according to government sources.

The meeting will address the current situation of violence against women, the short, medium, and long-term challenges will be analysed, and new measures will be studied.

The first vice president and Minister of Finance, María Jesús Montero, will also attend the meeting; the second vice president and minister of Labour and Social Economy, Yolanda Díaz; the Minister of the Presidency, Justice and Relations with the Cortes, Félix Bolaños; the Minister of the Interior, Fernando Grande-Marlaska, the Minister of Equality, Ana Redondo, and the Minister of Youth and Children, Sira Rego.

The State Observatory on Violence against Women is an inter-ministerial collegiate body, in which representatives of the autonomous communities, Justice, civil society and union and business organisations participate.

According to data from the Government Delegation against Gender Violence, the number of women murdered by sexist violence in Spain already amounts to 9 in 2024 and 1,249 since 2003, while the number of minors murdered by gender violence would rise to 7 in 2024 and 57 since 2013.

The post Pedro Sánchez to chair extraordinary gender violence meeting appeared first on Spain Today – Breaking Spanish News, Sport, and Information.

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