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Investigation for lesbophobic attack on a young woman hit in the ear in Getxo

Investigation for lesbophobic attack on a young woman hit in the ear in Getxo

Jeickson Sulbaran

May 21, 2024 | 7:20 a.m.

The Getxo city council condemns a lesbophobic attack that occurred at the Andra Mari parties

Recently, coinciding with the International Day against LGTBIphobia, the province of Bizkaia has been Witness an alarming rise in crime of hate. One of the most recent and worrying cases occurred in Getxo during last weekend, when a young woman suffered a violent lesbophobic attack at the Andra Mari neighborhood parties.

In the early morning of Sunday, May 12, while local festivities were being celebrated, two young people walked calmly through the festive grounds. Suddenly, An individual approached them, shouting homophobic insults and calling them "lesbian whores.". The situation became even more violent when the victim, when reproaching him for her words, received a strong punch in the ear from the aggressor.

The Ertzaintza is already investigating the incident to identify and arrest the alleged perpetrator of this cowardly attack.

El Getxo town hall has not been slow to strongly condemn this act of hatred, immediately activating the local protocol for action and coordination against sexist violence. In an official statement, local authorities recalled that these types of attacks are the most serious manifestation of gender inequalities., mainly affecting women and people who suffer discrimination due to their sexual orientation and gender identity.

Investigation for lesbophobic attack on a young woman hit in the ear in Getxo

The council stressed that these attacks have a common root: machismo. Therefore, they reiterated their "zero tolerance towards any LGTBIphobic aggression" and expressed their full support and solidarity with the affected young woman. The Getxo community, as a whole, has shown deep indignation and rejection of this violent act, reflecting the need to take stronger measures to eradicate hatred and discrimination.

Getxo reinforces its protection and support measures for victims of gender violence and LGTBIphobia

En In response to this worrying increase in hate crimes, the Getxo city council has announced that it will reinforce its protection and support measures for victims. In addition, awareness and education campaigns will be promoted to promote equality and respect for all people, regardless of their sexual orientation or gender identity.

Violence based on sexual orientation and gender identity is not only a security problem, but also a human rights problem. The community must come together to combat hate and ensure a safe and respectful environment for all its members.

It is essential that local authorities, together with civil society, work together to implement effective policies that prevent violence and promote inclusion. Only in this way can we build a community where everyone feels safe and valued.

La fight against LGTBIphobia and machismo It requires constant effort and firm political will. Words of condemnation must be accompanied by concrete actions that demonstrate a real commitment to justice and equality.

The attack suffered by the young woman in Getxo is a reminder that there is still much to do in the fight against hate and discrimination. It is a call to action for all people who believe in a more just and equitable society.

Hen/Stag authorities of Getxo They have reaffirmed their commitment to not leave these acts unpunished and to provide all necessary support to the victims. The community also has a crucial role in this process, showing solidarity and rejecting any form of violence and discrimination.

The road to a society free of hate and discrimination is long, but every step counts. Solidarity, education and justice are the most powerful tools to move in this direction. Getxo, like many other communities, must continue to work tirelessly to ensure that all its citizens can live with dignity and respect.

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