Information on municipal services for women, during the state of alert activated in response to the Covid-19 crisis

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Contact information:
Álvaro García Pérez
Department of International Relations
Barcelona City Council​
Pl. Sant Jaume, 1. 08002 Barcelona
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SARA (Assistance, Recovery and Shelter Service) will remain open during the state of alert activated in response to the Covid-19 crisis, to ensure assistance for women, children and teenagers in a gender violence situation and for those in their close environment who are directly affected.

SARA is a citywide municipal ambulatory service that offers specific ambulatory care to victims of male violence (women, children and adolescents, and LGBTI people, or people from their close circle directly affected by this violence). It also offers advice to professionals and people from the victims’ circle. 

The service deals with the various kinds of gender violence: partner violence, harassment for the fact of being a woman or identifying as LGBTI, gender violence at work or in the family sphere, sexual violence, forced marriages and so on.

It is the gateway to public and private emergency accommodation and long-stay resources for people experiencing situations of gender violence.

More information in this link.


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