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QUEEN LETIZIA RECEIVED AWARD AGAINST VIOLENCE

Yesterday Queen Letizia of Spain received “Award of the Observatory Against Domestic and Gender Violence 2019”, in the category “Most Outstanding Personality”, at the headquarter of The General Council of the Judiciary (GCJ) (Spanish: Consejo General del Poder Judicial) in Madrid, Spain.

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Queen Letizia and King Felipe VI arrived at the headquarter of The General Council of the Judiciary.

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Queen Letizia wore grey coat dress, black Manolo Blahnik pumps, and carried black Carolina Herrera ‘Astrud’ Clutch.



The Award of the Observatory Against Domestic and Gender Violence 2019 honors Queen Letizia’s dedication to the fight against domestic and gender violence and her support for the victims. She was unanimously chosen by the representatives of the Observatory.

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What is the Observatory?

“The Observatory against Domestic and Gender-based Violence is an institution founded in 2002, whose purpose it is to address the way this violence is dealt with from within the Judicial Administration. It is currently integrated into the General Council of the Judiciary; the Ministry of Justice; the Ministry of Health, Social Services and Equality; the Ministry of the Interior; the State Prosecutor General; the Autonomous Regions with authority transferred to Court; the General Council of the Spanish Bar Association and the General Council of Spanish Notaries.

The Observatory against Domestic and Gender Violence is an instrument for analysis and policy making that puts forward initiatives and measures within the justice system aimed at eradicating domestic and gender violence.”

The General Council of the Judiciary (GCJ) 

King Felipe was all smiles when he presented his wife Queen Letizia with the Award.

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After received her Award, The Queen gave a brief speech:

“Our thinking is also for minors, children, victims, sometimes fatal, often orphans, who are suffering from domestic and gender violence. We will have to continue to fight and confront with all tools that allow us to bring justice while educating the victims.”

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The Queen dedicated the award to all the people who every day, “in a quiet, hard way and with limited resources, help, advise, cure, encourage, attend, listen, advise, comfort and comfort those who suffer domestic violence and gender. “

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The Queen also said she had a “permanent and respectful memory for all women killed by their partners or ex-partners”.



This year’s awards recipients also include APRAMP, Julián Sánchez Melgar, Magistrate of the Second Chamber of the Supreme Court, Prosecutor Flor de Torres.

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A group photo of this year’s awards recipients.

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Their Majesties leave the headquarters of The General Council of the Judiciary.

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