The Government Delegation against Gender Violence has just confirmed through X (formerly Twitter) the murder of a 35-year-old Spanish woman in Villaverde, Madrid, as a sexist crime. With this, there are already 49 women who in 2023 have lost their lives at the hands of their partners or ex-partners. This figure represents, to date, the worst record in the last thirteen years.
The woman, named Miguela, had a minor daughter and son and a third adult daughter. So far in 2023, 48 boys and girls have been orphaned as a result of sexist crimes. Since 2013, 425. Equality has also indicated that there were previous complaints of gender violence against the alleged feminicide, a 30-year-old Dominican man, who has already been arrested for the events.
From January 1 to today, the official accounting of the Ministry of Equality indicates that in 2023, 17 more women have died than in the same period of 2022. In 10 of the 49 sexist murders committed this year, there were previous complaints against the alleged feminicides. This month of September, with nine murders, is already the month with the most in all of 2023.