Demonstrators in Madrid, Spain, during a protest to mark the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women in 2021. Photo: Reuters
Demonstrators in Madrid, Spain, during a protest to mark the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women in 2021. Photo: Reuters
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Spain decries gender violence surge after pregnant woman killed in front of her children

  • With 32-year-old being the latest victim, apparently stabbed by ex-partner, minister says it’s ‘not a private issue … it’s a social tragedy that we have to face as a society’
  • Nine women were murdered in gender violence incidents in December, mainly by their partners; 1,180 have been killed since government tally began in 2003

Demonstrators in Madrid, Spain, during a protest to mark the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women in 2021. Photo: Reuters
Demonstrators in Madrid, Spain, during a protest to mark the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women in 2021. Photo: Reuters
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