Tuesday, March 30, 2021 –
The broadcast on television of the case suffered by Roco Carrasco has caused a “considerably” increase in calls to the 016 phone to make inquiries about sexist violence. The effect has been spectacular according to the data released this Tuesday by the Ministry of Equality: almost 42% more calls than those that occurred the week before the broadcast of the Telecinco program.
The step forward taken by a famous face like that of Roco Carrasco and the impact and harshness of his testimony about the mistreatment suffered would have had a direct influence to encourage many women to ask for information or help through the official channels against gender violence.
This effect of the ‘Roco, tell the truth to stay alive’ program is highlighted by the Ministry of Equality itself, which points out that since March 22 “the impact has been very high”, since the services have been widely publicized. 016. “It has had a strong impact,” he says.
From the first day to the broadcast of the program, the Minister of Equality, Irene Montero, took advantage of the broad resonance of the case to highlight that “many other women will also be reflected” in the experience of mistreatment suffered and stressed that her courage in telling it it will have a “collective effect” such as “raising awareness and protecting us from sexist violence.”
Now that effect can be seen in numbers. And they are very significant. 41.90% more calls in the week of March 22 to 28 (2,069) than those registered between 15 and 21 (1,458). On the same Monday the 22nd, the increase in consultations occurred especially between 5:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m.
Likewise, the Roco Carrasco effect is reflected in the other channels open to help women who are victims of gender violence. Queries to the email [email protected] also increased by 384.21% compared to the previous week. From 19 to 92.
In the same way, the consultations to WhatsApp 600 000 016 had an increase of 1,464.52% more. 485 people compared to 31 the previous week.
Irene Montero has indicated that her goal is for all women to “know that they are not alone, know the resources they have available and feel safe to use them.” And that “many times this happens when a woman identifies with another woman who takes the step of telling it publicly.”
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