The Association of Women Judges of Spain Published Statement on the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women.

The Association of Women Judges of Spain (AMJE) published a statement on their website on the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women titled: “Violence does have a gender.”

The statement has six main points:

  1. The elimination of gender-based violence (GBV) is a necessity for any State that intends that seeks to respect Human Rights and promote the free coexistence between equals.
  2. Since the adoption of the Organic Law of Comprehensive Protection Measures against Gender-based Violence in 2004, Spain has been a leader in the fight against GBV.
  3. Despite the advances, the GBV figures remain worrying.
  4. It is necessary to give a final impulse to the State Pact signed in 2017 and adapt the legislation to the Istanbul Convention.
  5. The advances that have taken place in the criminal protection of women must be reinforced and complemented with equally significant advances in other areas, such as social, healthcare, labor.
  6. They consider education as the most effective preventive means of prevention against any type of discrimination.

You can read the full statement in Spanish here.

The views of the statement are those of AMJE and do not necessarily represent the views of the IAWJ.