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The Government proposes that any sexual act without an express ' yes ' is a crime

Calvo announces a reform of the Penal code and the Criminal Prosecution Act similar to that of Sweden to ensure that rates do not depend on the interpretation of judges

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The Government proposes that any sexual act without an express ' yes ' is a crime

The Vice-President of Government and Minister of Equality, Carmen Calvo, has proposed on Tuesday a reform of Penal Code and of Criminal Procedure Law to ensure that criminal types of sexual aggression do not depend on interpretation of judges . He said this in his first appearance in Committee on Equality of Congress of Deputies, during which he proposed "as a substantive motto" The maxim of "If a woman does not say ' yes ' expressly, everything else is ' no '.

His proposal, of which he has not offered furr details, would be a reform on line of one recently adopted by Swedish Parliament, which in May passed a law whereby any sexual act without express consent is considered a violation. In Britain, Belgium, Iceland and Germany is also similar. "There [in single ' Yes ' is a ' yes '] is where his autonomy, his freedom and respect for his person and his sexuality is preserved," he defended Calvo.

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Following controversial ruling of Herd, vice-President sees it necessary to improve "some circumstances" of criminal Procedure Law, something that executive will do through incorporation of a group of feminist jurists "Avezadas in gender violence" To undertake "a solvent review". "We cannot go back through any space where, through interpretation, it is understood that what is a serious crime against women, is not considered as such," according to Calvo. The Ministry of Justice recently postponed to November report requested from Commission of Jurists to review sexual offences.

In addition, he said that "with due respect to Fiscal Ministry", government is "reflecting" on how to better accompany women victims in ir defenses, due to "invents sophisticated" situations that sometimes face victims since y They are until y can have a fair and restitutoria judgment of rights that have been run over m.

Calvo has also announced "a greater budgetary effort" to combat macho violence, without specifying amounts. Almost a year ago, last September, previous government approved a state pact against gender-based violence, which provides for 211 measures and 200 million euros annually to combat macho violence and stop murders. He also said that at end of July communities will meet to "receive autonomous lines of work related to pact."

945 murdered

The Minister of Equality has started her first appearance at Congress on equality recalling 21 murdered by her partners or former couple, among whom re are women who asked for help and had "a protection that has failed." From now on, government will count victims since official statistics, not per year. Since 2003, y are 945 murdered.

It has also announced that it has commissioned a report to Royal Spanish Academy of Language, RAE, to address what changes are needed in constitution to contain an "inclusive" language that also contemplates women. It is intended to have report ready to include changes when addressing a reform of Magna Carta.


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