The head of the protest. / SHAY CONAGHAN

Joining together to call for an end to violence against women

Thousands attended protests in Malaga and around Spain to mark International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women on Thursday

SUR MALAGA.

International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women was marked on Thursday evening with a march in Malaga city centre, among other locations across Spain.

People came together, wearing and displaying purple as usual for 25 November, to call for a more equal society where all women can feel safe and supported.

Those gathering in Malaga were particularly vocal about zero tolerance for violence from men.

SHAY CONAGHAN

From January to September this year there were 3,434 reported cases of violence against women in Malaga province and 1,713 women in the province had police protection.

According to data from the central government representative in Malaga province, there were 2,405 calls to the special confidential 016 helpline in that period - the operators can take calls in several languages including Spansish and English.