SANTA CRUZ DE TENERIFE, December 28 (EUROPA PRESS) –
The Canary Islands closes 2021 with 76% of its Local Police forces actively collaborating with the State Security Forces (FCSE) in the protection of victims of Gender Violence, after 67 municipalities have already signed their protocols of coordination with the Government Delegation.
This year, the Government Delegation in the Canary Islands, through its headquarters in the different islands and with the impulse of its Unit for the Coordination of Violence against Women, has signed a total of 26 protocols of this type with as many municipalities Canary Islands, which in turn allows that, since the beginning of 2020 (when only 12% of the municipalities had signed), about 60 new signatures have materialized.
“The rhythm of course is unstoppable and is the best example of the commitment of the Canarian municipalities in the fight against this social scourge.
At the end of this year, which is also so special for the Canary Islands, we cannot but thank all the municipal corporations that have not hesitated to respond to the call of the Government Delegation and contribute their police means to guarantee that all women and their daughters and sons are covered by this protection network against Gender Violence “, the Government delegate in the Canary Islands, Anselmo Pestana, stated in a note.
In his opinion, “it is a thank you to the municipalities that have already signed in these years, but also to those who have already shown us their intention to continue adding support and means for this effective protection network in 2022.”
Thus, it indicates that the objective is to approximate, if not reach, the figure of 90% of the municipal terms in the first months of the year 2022, “a level of coverage that is certainly remarkable within the country.”
There are already five of the eight Canary Islands that have all their municipalities actively collaborating in the protection of victims of Gender Violence after having signed their respective protocols: Lanzarote, La Graciosa, Fuerteventura, La Gomera and El Hierro.
Of the 67 protocol signatures registered so far, 41 include the incorporation of the municipality and its Local Police to the VioGén System that the State put into operation in 2007 to allow the rapid, comprehensive and effective monitoring and protection of battered women, and of his sons and daughters.
MORE THAN 40 MUNICIPALITIES SUBSCRIBED TO THE VIOGEN PROTOCOL
In total, there are 23 municipalities in the Tenerife province and 18 in Las Palmas within VioGén: Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Tegueste, San Miguel de Abona, Güímar, Granadilla de Abona, El Rosario, Santiago del Teide, Puerto de La Cruz , Adeje, Candelaria, La Orotava, Fasnia, Vilaflor de Chasna, Los Realejos, Arafo, La Guancha, El Sauzal, San Juan de la Rambla and Santa Úrsula, in Tenerife; The Village of San Nicolás, Ingenio, Santa Brígida, San Bartolomé de Tirajana, Mogán, Santa María de Guía, Agaete, Arucas, Teror and Vega de San Mateo, in Gran Canaria; Antigua, Puerto del Rosario, Pájara, Tuineje and La Oliva, in Fuerteventura; Tías, Arrecife and San Bartolomé, in Lanzarote; San Sebastián, in La Gomera; La Frontera, on El Hierro, and Santa Cruz de la Palma and Los Llanos de Aridane, on La Palma.
Together with them, the Local Police of 26 other municipalities collaborate actively in the protection of battered women and their daughters and sons, but without ever joining the VioGén System.
Specifically, it is about Moya, Tejeda, Artenara, Valleseco, Valsequillo and Firgas (Gran Canaria); El Paso, San Andrés y Sauces, Breña Alta, Villa de Mazo, Barlovento, Breña Baja, Tijarafe and Garafía (La Palma); Betancuria (Fuerteventura); Haría, Yaiza, Tinajo and Teguise (Lanzarote); Vallehermoso, Hermigua, Valle Gran Rey, Alajeró and Agulo (La Gomera), and Valverde and El Pinar (El Hierro).
According to the latest data from the Ministry of the Interior, until last November 30 a total of 50,488 cases had been protected by the VioGén System in the Canary Islands, 26,180 in the province of Las Palmas and 24,308 in Santa Cruz de Tenerife.
Of these, and until that same day, 4,543 remained active throughout the archipelago, of which 2,184 were registered in the province of Las Palmas and 2,359 in Santa Cruz de Tenerife.