The “International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women” is celebrated on November 25, during the run up to which the City Council of San Fulgencio has launch a series of events aimed at raising local awareness amongst residents in the fight against this scourge that affects society at every level.

The first of the events was a Zumba Marathon that was held on Sunday in the Plaza de la Constitución but in the coming days there are many more activities which have been arranged through the Department of Social Services and Women, directed by Mª Ángeles Ferrández, in conjunction with the United Women’s Association of San Fulgencio, the Commonwealth of Social Services Bajo Segura, the Local Police and of course a number of different Zumba instructors.

There will be the screening of a thematic film on gender violence, in collaboration with the United Women’s Association, on Friday, November 25 at 9:00 p.m., which will be held alongside an Open Day to which all and all guests are invited

Other activities include a Personal Defense Workshop to be carried out in collaboration with members of the Local Police of San Fulgencio and the “Wall Against Violence”, on which local schoolchildren will be able to express their opinions, feelings and ideas regarding Violence against Women, located at the school centre .

There will be a number of information tables scattered around the locality during the week at which help and advice will be available for those in need. They will be manned by volunteers from the United Women’s Association of San Fulgencio. People around the area will also be encouraged to wear purple ribbons to show their support for the project.

There will also be a specific campaign launched by the town hall in several languages, aimed specifically at the younger members of the municipality on its Social Networks site, its Webpage and mobile application which will be made up of informative, preventive and sensitizing material: posters and self-help material from public institutions.

Similar events will also take place in Albatera, San Isidro and Pilar de la Horadada.