María José Free: “ sport helps raise awareness against the scourge of gender violence ”

  • The campaign is supported by the tricampeona of the world and Olympic champion of badminton, Carolina Marín, and the basketball player in a wheelchair, Ore Roberto

Madrid, 09 October 2018. The president of the High Council of sports, María José Free has presided today the presentation of the campaign # AmorNoEsControl driven by foundations Sport Young, Eleven and Legalitas and which aims to show different criminal behaviour related to gender ciberviolencia among adolescents, with the goal that they themselves recognize, do not allow and reported.

The secretary of state for sport has stated that “ the youngest are the most vulnerable to threats of harassment, particularly through new technologies, so the collaboration is essential for this type of campaigns have the biggest possible impact ”.

Free has been convinced that “ sport is a fundamental tool for education and transformation of society, so that helps to raise awareness against gender violence ”. In this sense, has reiterated the government's commitment to combat this “ evil ” and contribute to a “ actual ” equality between men and women.

Finally, has taken the opportunity to highlight the importance of particicpación of sportsmen as Carolina Marín or Roberto Ore in this type of campaigns. “ in education in values the involvement of athletes makes them our great ambassadors. Models are best, youth are reflected and identifies in them, ” added.

Marín themselves and ore, unselfish image of # AmorNoEsControl, have also taken the floor and have agreed to highlight the importance of carrying out initiatives like this warning and end with gender-based violence. “ I Always campaigns of this kind ” has claimed the tricampeona of the world and Olympic champion, which also has asked women who “ not be quiet at the time harassment.

The event, which has taken place in the CSD, have also attended the delegate government for gender violence, Pillar Llop; the executive vice president of the foundation ELEVEN approach Durán, and the CEO of Legálitas, Akpan of the pit.

# AmorNoEsControl campaign

The campaign has focused its dissemination to social networks of foundations participants and focuses on identifying with actual examples some major crimes that are handled in the courts of violence on women, such as:

  • The crime of discovery and revelation of secrets, given to access to social networks, the partner or former partner
  • The “ stalking ” or stalking, which relates to a persecution intrusive to a person with which you can set the personal contact or for other contact it against their will by using the new technologies
  • The “ sexting ”, which involves the dissemination of images or videos that affect privacy or the honour of the victim
  • The “ sextorsión ”, which occurs when the aggressor threat and blackmails the victim with the dissemination of images and videos if not get Close to their requests

    Data on gender violence among adolescent women

    The delegate government for gender violence, Pillar Llop, has made during his intervention some data related to this field: a 28.8% of the Spanish young recognizes having suffered an abusive control of your partner, being a 25.1% which ensures have endured through new technologies. Furthermore, has pointed out that a 6.3% of women ensure have felt pressured sexually, while 3% admits to having suffered physical aggression at some point.

    The macroencuesta of violence on women done by the government delegation to gender-based violence in 2015 indicates that the 5.4% of women in the age group between 16 and 24 years acknowledged having suffered at some time in their lives gender violence moderate, while a 4.8% ensured that severe. For its part, the Study on the evolution of adolescence Española on equality and the prevention of gender violence carried out by the ministry of health, Social Services and equality reflects that 25% of young women ensures that her boyfriend the monitors.

    Telephone service 016

    The ministry of health, Social Services and equality, through the government delegation to gender violence, the telephone service provides information and legal advice on gender violence, through the phone number of Marking abbreviated 016. Furthermore the consultations can be accessed by email at the service 016 online: