The Minister of Health and Families of the Junta de Andalucía, Jesus Aguirrehas ensured that the concept of “intrafamily violence” may be preferable to “gender violence” because it is more “representative”, to the extent that the former includes the latter.
Aguirre, at a breakfast organized by the New Economy Forum in Madrid, and in response to questions from journalists about the law that Vox raised in Castile and Leon to reach a government agreement with the PP, a domestic violence law that will replace that of gender violence, has indicated that he does not see a problem in that denomination, reports EFE.
The Minister of Health thus breaks the script of the President of the Board, John Manuel Morenoand the PP, who took advantage of the last 8-M day to once again make it clear that the fight against gender-based violence and equality policies are a non-negotiable red line for the match against Vox.
Elizabeth Morillo. Seville
In Andalusia, Vox managed to approve domestic violence hotline as one of the assignments to agree on budgets. The number was launched, but it did not displace the telephone against gender violence. The reality, according to data from the Ministry of Equality, is that this telephone number receives two calls a day compared to the 111 that the one for women victims of sexist violence attends. PP and Cs have always tried to shield everything related to policies against sexist violence in the Andalusian budget, despite pressure from Vox.
It is not the first time that Aguirre breaks the speech of the Andalusian president on controversial issues such as abortion or gender violence. The Minister of Health starred in one of his first controversies when he referred to the interruption of pregnancy as “the hickey” in June 2019. “The easy thing is to get there and the hickey,” he said in public statements. His ministry, Health, added the concept of “Families”, responding to one of the agreements closed with Vox in the investiture pact. The opposition has also harshly criticized the fact that this department has financed associations that, for the PSOE and Adelante Andalucía, are “anti-abortionists”. Specifically, one million euros was allocated to associations that are against abortion and advise women to prevent them from adopting that decision.
Asked about the statements of the Andalusian Minister of Health, the president of the Xunta, Alberto Nunez Feijoo He avoided speaking out because he said he did not know them, although he urged “care and not politicize” the issues of gender violence and equality policies. After participating in an institutional act in Santiago de Compostela, Núñez Feijóo avoided commenting. “I can’t agree or disagree with something that I don’t know completely, when I know it in more detail I will give you my opinion,” he said. Yes, he defended the policies against gender violence and the equality plans of his government.
Agustin Rivera. Malaga
The Socialists have deployed a discourse in recent days that has women at the forefront of their offensive. The objective is to mobilize the feminine vote warning of the setback that Vox supposesa formation that has left evidence of its raging anti-feminism in all the speeches he has made in the Parliament of Andalusia during the legislature. Following Aguirre’s statements, the Minister of Finance, Maria Jesus Montero, referred to the matter in the halls of Congress. Montero warned of the “danger” that the Andalusian PP lends itself to “retracing” the advances in gender violence achieved to date by the feminist movement. “It seems to me that they are preparing the ground” before the next electoral call, she commented. And she has warned him: “Any action that tries to retrace the steps that we have been advancing will find itself squarely with a Government that will continue to combat any measure of discrimination and promote policies that fight for equality.”