20 women have activated Mascarilla-19 in Canaries pharmacies

2020/05/19 15:32:52 Written by Canarian Weekly National

Pharmacies in the Canary Islands have assisted a total of 20 women who have asked for help during the state of alarm, using the Mascarilla -19 code word and protocol in the fight against domestic violence, the Canarian Institute for Equality (ICI) has reported.

In two of the cases it was necessary to arrange an immediate reception so that they instantly left the home they shared with their attacker, a statement said.

Mascarilla-19 is a protocol created in the Canary Islands, which has already been implemented in more than 16,000 Spanish pharmacies, and other countries including Italy, France, Germany, Norway, UK, Argentina, Colombia, Chile, Mexico, Uganda, Cape Verde, and Australia, have contacted the ICI to make use of this aid protocol.

The ICI has promoted different actions to reinforce the information and protection of women, such as the Safety Plan for victims of gender violence during the confinement by Covid-19, in which it reports on all the measures that it may adopt during this period, to protect yourself or avoid aggression from your partner.

Likewise, a Support Network Guide has been published, that brings together all the services that attend, inform, and assist victims of domestic violence in the autonomous community, and that make up the Canary Network of care for victims of gender violence, as well as other support organisations in each island.