The city of Pamplona has a free app that allows women to sexual abuse. Tomorrow start of the famous running of the bulls, and that is the moment in which some of the men the head is not more cool. The city wants women to feel safe.
Tomorrow it is again. Then start the annual celebrations of San Fermín. When twelve o’clock in the afternoon is from the town hall of Pamplona, the rocket – el Txupinazo – the sky in shot to the …
Tomorrow it is again. Then start the annual celebrations of San Fermín. When twelve o’clock in the afternoon is from the town hall of Pamplona, the rocket – el Txupinazo – the sky in the shot to the kick-off to give up to 204 hours of non-stop partying. The website Pamplonafiestas.com promises: 8 days 849 meters – 110 percent pure adrenaline. Saturday is the first bull in the streets of Pamplona, released, and then hundreds of men for the taurus in the direction of the arena walk. It is an old tradition, that Ernest Hemingway, already in 1926 in his book The sun also rises described. It is no coincidence that a mannetjesputter as Hemingway in the San Fermín is about to get involved with her. The annual festivals are a meeting place for the testosterone-men.
The adrenaline is often still opgepookt by the alcohol, takes some men the head. Then they go not only behind the bulls, but also behind the women. In 2016, a woman of 18 in a portal, five men raped. They had a Whatsapp-group “La manada”, the wolvenroedel. They were sentenced to nine years in prison for ‘sexual abuse’, but not for rape because the judge ruled that the young men and the woman had not intimidated or violence against her had used. At the end of June they came provisionally on deposit free, pending the appeal that they have filed.
The judgment of the court has many women’s organisations are shocked. Some feminist women have asked to be tomorrow in the black to the opening ceremony of the celebrations to boycott. But most of the women of Pamplona are against such an action. They find it especially important that the coming days as much as possible, women to the party to descend. Maybe they pull a red or purple scarf to protest against the sexual violence in their country. They don’t want that that issue is downplayed by the focus only on the men of the wolvenroedel. Previous year, to 36,000 women reported sexual abuse or domestic violence. Spain was in 2015 is on the 17th spot on the list of European countries with sexual abuse.
Immediately to the police
The city of Pamplona puts on all sail to make women feel safe. Vanesa Eguiluz, the spokeswoman of the town council, says on the phone that it would be a pity that women are just at such moments the feeling would be that they are threatened. She tells them that the city council five years ago, started with a special policy for sexual abuse, ‘it’s because of the machismo and the sexual abuse such a big problem in our country.
For the coming celebrations, the city council, a special app developed: ‘AgreStop, or in Basque: ‘EraStop’. This gives the women immediate access to the police if they are in an awkward position or look elsewhere a woman by men is being harassed. The app allows the police to place can immediately locate, without that you have to call. Furthermore, you can use the app to keep in touch with other women, so that you know what they currently are. There is in the centre of the city is also a central office décor. “We hope that as much as possible, women to the party,” said Eguiluz. “They have the streets taken, so that during the daytime and night, know that you are not alone, that there are always other women around you.”