SANTA CRUZ DE TENERIFE, 25 Nov. (EUROPA PRESS) –
The Cabildo de Tenerife has held an institutional act this Thursday to commemorate the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, which is celebrated every November 25.
During the act the island president, Pedro Martín, and the spokespersons of all the political groups represented in the Corporation (PSOE, Ciudadanos, Unidas Podemos, PP and CC-PNC), proceeded to the shared reading of the institutional motion that the Cabildo will approve this Friday in plenary session. In addition, a minute of noise was saved, with the sounds of sirens, in memory of the victims.
Specifically, the third vice-president of the Council of Tenerife and insular councilor for Social Action, Marián Franquet (PSOE); Concepción Rivero (Cs), María José Belda (Yes We Can Canarias), Zaida González (PP), Priscila de León (PSOE), Carmen Delia Alberto Gómez (CC-PNC), and Pedro Martín.
“All political groups have endorsed a joint declaration, and although this does not produce immediate transformations, it is true that it is absolutely essential to produce changes in our society. It is a commitment that we all have very clear, and that must remain until the goal of ending violence against women is achieved, “said the island president.
Marián Franquet thanked all the councilors and members of the island corporation for the presence and involvement “on such an important day.” “All the political groups of this Cabildo have been able to agree on a single message of struggle and condemnation against gender violence”, which continues to be “the main scourge that we have right now in the world.”
Through this institutional proposal, the Cabildo expresses its rejection of gender violence and undertakes to eradicate it, to improve prevention policies; care, monitoring and recovery services for victims; and to combat any speech or political position that denies sexist violence.
Among other issues, the motion includes the need to update the State Pact against Gender Violence, to improve institutional coordination so that the funds of the aforementioned pact are implemented in the most correct way possible, and to urge the Autonomous Community of Canary Islands and the State to promote a regulatory and action framework for the abolition of prostitution.