CÁCERES, September 18 (EUROPA PRESS) -
The Secretary General of Equality and Conciliation of the Government of Extremadura, Ara Sánchez, has highlighted the importance of emotional sexual education to avoid crimes such as those that occurred in Almendralejo where the National Police has identified several minors for their alleged involvement in an alleged use of doctored images of girls (also minors) without clothes.
Sánchez has warned of the proliferation of this type of crimes against sexual freedom and has pointed out "indiscriminate access to pornography from a very early age" as a possible cause.
"Our sons, our daughters, have very easy access to pornography, and behaviors that are not normal are already being normalized and this is having an impact on an increase in crimes of gender violence and against sexual freedom," he stressed. in statements to the media in Cáceres after attending the opening ceremony of the judicial year.
For this reason, the Government of Extremadura is going to reinforce "the programs that are aimed at sexual education, that awareness and, also in a transversal way, involving the rest of the ministries, whether it be the ministries of Health and Education so that, together , we can do more to minimize this type of crime," he said.
Regarding what happened in Almendralejo, he has indicated that the police must carry out a "deep" investigation into the events to determine responsibilities and, afterwards, we must let the courts investigate the cases and condemn those responsible.
Sánchez has announced that the Women's Institute of the Government of Extremadura will implement training and awareness measures for all groups and professionals that victims of sexual crimes have to come into contact with so that they can receive comprehensive care. To this end, courses will be held on crimes against sexual freedom, sexual harassment, digital violence, gender violence, and genital mutilations, among other cases.
"Only through training, emotional sexual education and awareness can we try to minimize the proliferation of this type of crime that, unfortunately, is occurring too regularly," he insisted.
In view of the preparation of the next General Budget of Extremadura (PGEx), the Secretary General of Equality has said that the assistance network for victims of gender violence will be reinforced, for which there will be regional and also state funds through of the state pact against gender violence to "increase both aid and means" to care for victims and help their recovery.