Bearing in mind that domestic violence is a serious social problem, which the Autonomous Women's Center is dedicated to dealing with for more than 16 years, we express our disagreement with the process during which, with no previous discussion and analysis, it was decided to write the Law.

We are concerned because the Model of the law, with the inadequate operationalization of the conceptual assumptions, is a "step backwards" compared with those of hard-earned level of legal protection from domestic violence, of which women are the most frequent victims.

We are particularly concerned that such a bad model will be the basis for the law work group which was set up by the Gender Equality Directorate and where there are no representatives of women's organizations.

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