First Andalusian Meeting on Gender Violence

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The Huelva Bar Association, ICAHwill host on September 30 and October 1, the first edition of the Andalusian Meeting on Gender Violence, an initiative that will be developed under the organization of the Andalusian Council of Bar Associations, CADECA, and the Huelva Bar Association itself.

The meeting includes a quality training program to provide the latest developments in a subject as relevant to society as gender violencethanks to the participation of prominent jurists, magistrates, such as Vicente Magro of the Supreme Court, as well as other expert professionals in the field.

The program addresses prominent issues such as legal assistance to victims. Fundamental aspects that professionals from different fields related to the judicial system must take into account in cases of gender violence are also added; the psychological and social assessment of gender violence in judicial processes or the criminal and civil aspects that are present in these procedures.

A program that includes aspects of special relevance, such as an analysis of the latest rulings of the Supreme Court from a gender perspective or a debate on the problems that the special turn of assistance to women victims of violence continues to have.

Relevance of the meeting

The dean of the Huelva Bar Association, Fernando Vergel, has highlighted the relevance of a meeting that is arousing “great interest in professionals from all over Spain. This is the first time that the Andalusian legal profession debates in the same forum, and it will be in Huelva, on a matter of such relevance, which demonstrates the commitment of the legal profession against violence against women”.

At the moment, more than 200 professionals have already registered and, in person or online, will attend the sessions that will take place in the Assembly Hall of the Huelva Bar Association.

This ‘First Andalusian Meeting on Gender Violence’ intends to go beyond training or the necessary debate that this type of activity should promote, also betting on the response that institutions and different legal operators must give to maintain the commitment to defense of the victims. This is a problem that has an enormous dimension and that continues to require resources and concrete measures.

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