Two million women suffer domestic violence

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24 November 2006, MADRID — A tenth of the female population suffer physical or mental abuse at their hands of their partners.

24 November 2006

MADRID — A tenth of the female population suffer physical or mental abuse at their hands of their partners.

Deputy prime minister Maria Teresa Fernandez de la Vega said on Friday up to two million women were victims of domestic violence.

Most suffer abuse at their hands of their partners or family members.

The government's admission comes 18 months after a new law to combat domestic violence was introduced.

Critics have said it has had little effect – so far this year 63 women have died, three more than in the whole of 2005.

The latest victim was an 82-year-old woman who was stabbed to death by her 88-year-old husband in Segorbe, near Castellon, north east Spain on Thursday.

She had been suffering from a chronic illness for some time and police believe it may have been a mercy killing.

[Copyright EFE with Expatica]

Subject: Spanish news

24 November 2006

MADRID — A tenth of the female population suffer physical or mental abuse at their hands of their partners.

Deputy prime minister Maria Teresa Fernandez de la Vega said on Friday up to two million women were victims of domestic violence.

Most suffer abuse at their hands of their partners or family members.

The government's admission comes 18 months after a new law to combat domestic violence was introduced.

Critics have said it has had little effect – so far this year 63 women have died, three more than in the whole of 2005.

The latest victim was an 82-year-old woman who was stabbed to death by her 88-year-old husband in Segorbe, near Castellon, north east Spain on Thursday.

She had been suffering from a chronic illness for some time and police believe it may have been a mercy killing.

[Copyright EFE with Expatica]

Subject: Spanish news

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