More of 100,000 cases of violence against women in El Salvador

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The Attorney General of the Republic of El Salvador presented the Accountability Report 2018-2019.

Yaneth Estrada

The Attorney General of the Republic (PGR), He attended from 2012 Y 2019 more of 100,000 violence against women, one of the most violent countries in Central America: The Savior.

El Salvador has a global alert for its high number of femicides, what in 2019 and counted 134 cases. In most of these cases, the victims were killed by him simply because they were women. further, two cases of people from the LBGTI community were recorded, murdered in barbaric luxury.

According to this report from the Gender and Women Unit of the PGR, victims received legal advice, psychological, social and legal support. The figure confirms the high rates of violence against women that affect the country and that have already been reported by other institutions..

The shared data is part of the report presented by the PGR in its accountability report for the period 2018-2019, as part of the commemoration of the National and International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women.

At these figures, cumulative statistics since the creation of this unit are added in 2012. The total number of files in which assistance was provided is 101, 150.

Of these, solo 16, 051 cases of violence were formally reported. According to the attorney general, Miriam Gerardine de Revelo, the most denounced cases are of intra-family violence, gender and discrimination.

Likewise, The official noted that specialized care for women seeks to defend the exercise of their human right to a life without violence and discrimination through legal services., psychological, specialized and comprehensive.

Regarding cases of complaints of minors and harassment by State institutions towards victims of sexual assaults and complaints of sexual harassment in the media, the attorney emphasized that "we need to review regulations, controls, that we keep constant monitoring, that we return from common use for children, girls, adolescent and adult care routes. Also educate officials on issues, and if necessary, to know what mechanisms we must correct to reduce these possible bad practices of the State so as not to re-victimize ”.

Other complaints

During this period, in the social area, the PGR worked on 3, 876 consulting, research, follow, reports and reports, home visits, victim interviews and collateral sources, monitoring, steps in favor of women, links to support networks, accompaniments, and prevention activities.

While, that on a psychological scale the PGR attended 6, 771.
Mariana de Ortega, National Director of Women of the Attorney General of the Republic (FGR), maintained that the institution has policies for the care of women, that gives specific guidelines for research with gender equality and specialized, with models of care for victims so that the criminal proceedings come to a successful conclusion.

Sin embarog, The official acknowledged that the FGR lacks a budget to implement more benefit programs for victims., and for now they focus on receiving testimonies from children and adolescents, as well as women, when the acts of violence do not allow the processes to advance in a first phase.

The representative of the FGR, lately much questioned for its weak protection procedures for victims of sexual violence against minors (Magistrate Escalante Case) and gender (complaint to a director of a media outlet), stressed that complaints are on the rise, with an informative day through social networks because people are denouncing to the FGR situations of violence that sometimes become natural.