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Mijas Soroptimists launch guide to assist foreign victims of domestic abuse

  • The project working group Viogenex meets every three months to coordinate measures against domestic violence

An international women's organisation has launched a guide to assist foreign residents on the Costa del Sol and Malaga province faced with experiences of domestic violence.

Presenting the new guide by the local branch of Soroptimist International recently were Mijas's councillor for Equality and Social Services, Máría del Carmen Carmona, and councillor for Foreign Residents, Roy Pérez.

Mijas is one of the municipalities in Malaga province with the highest proportion of foreign residents and the guide, explained the councillors, is useful in breaking down the language barrier when victims are faced with the distressing situation of making a complaint against domestic violence.

The presentation was part of a project working group called Viogenex that meets every three months in Mijas to coordinate measures against domestic violence. The new guide includes, among other things, a translation of the forms that need to be filled in when reporting abuse.