• Lola Alós: “We are very sensitized and we try to put the means at our disposal to combat these aggressions”
The Moncofa City Council has installed a Violet Point in the Tourist Info of its beach to offer information, assistance and attend to people who may be victims of any act of sexist violence or who have witnessed of actions that violate the sexual freedom of any neighbor or visitor to the town.
In addition to serving people who come to the Violet Point for any need they may have, the Institut de la Dona telephone number is also displayed in the Tourist Info of Moncofa and the usual number to report cases of sexist aggression is 900580888 and 016. The Tourist Info staff will be able to inform the people who come about what steps to take and where to go to receive specialized care.
Lola Alós, Councilor for Equality, explained that “in the Moncofa team we are very sensitive to sexist violence and we are trying to use all the means at our disposal not only to denounce any type of sexist aggression, but also to try to prevent it. That is why the information point is in a place with a lot of human traffic, especially during the summer ”.
Moncofa City Council carries out actions throughout the year to vindicate the right of all people to be treated the same regardless of their sexual orientation, in addition to combating sexual assaults in a categorical way. Without going any further, a month ago he scheduled the LGBT + Pride Party.
The events were organized and called by the Moncofa City Council, with the collaboration of LGTBI Castelló and the Provincial Council. During the event, a minute’s silence was observed for the murder of Samuel, a 24-year-old young Galician sanitary, victim of a hate crime. As a result of this crime, a poem dedicated to him by the poet Julio García Caparrós, linked to Moncofa, was read.
It must be taken into account that Spain was one of the pioneer countries in emblematic laws such as that of equal marriage, but there is still a long way to go if one takes into account that about half of the people who belong to the LGTBI collective never or rarely Sometimes they openly acknowledge their sexual orientation or gender identity for fear of being attacked, threatened or harassed.