The Ministry of Equality has confirmed as a sexist crime the murder of an 82-year-old woman in Corral-Rubio (Albacete) who was allegedly murdered by her husband yesterday, Wednesday, who was arrested and later self-charged.

The victim had four sons and a daughter of legal age and there is no record of previous complaints of gender violence against the alleged aggressor by the victim.

With this new confirmation, the number of women killed by gender-based violence has risen to 26 so far this year , increasing the number to 1,059 the total number of women killed by gender-based violence since 2003, when data began to be collected. Only five of the fatalities recorded in 2020 had previously filed a complaint against their attackers.

The Minister of Equality, Irene Montero and the delegate of the Government against Gender Violence, Victoria Rosell , have once again expressed their "absolute condemnation and rejection of these sexist killings and transfer all their support to the families and friends of the victim" .

The Ministry of Equality, through the Government Delegation against Gender Violence, has recalled that the telephone number 016 and online inquiries via email continue to function normally 24 hours a day, all the days of the week.

At 016 you can ask for advice on available resources and the rights of victims of gender violence, as well as legal advice from 8 hours to 22 hours every day of the week, with attention in 52 languages ​​and a service adapted to possible disability situations.

On the other hand, also remember that in an emergency situation you can call 112 or the emergency numbers of the National Police ( 091 ) and the Civil Guard ( 062 ).

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