The publication of the guide aimed “mainly at women who exercise prostitution”, As well as entities that collaborate in the fight against sexist violence, has sparked controversy in Marbella, where feminists request their withdrawal and the City Council considers it appropriate.

Editing this guide published by the City Council it has run into opposition from the Marbella Feminist association, which has requested its withdrawal on the understanding that it intends to “normalize prostitution” as a job opportunity for precarious women, or the PSOE, which considers that it includes “aberrant” content.

In relation to the publication on sexist violence and the rights of prostitutes, the Equality delegate of the Marbella City Council, Isabel Cintado, has lamented “the ignorance” of the document by the Marbella Feminist association, which he has accused of an “attempted manipulation”.

Cintado explained in a statement that “this year the consistory considered appropriate, as a local entity, to accept the responsibility of make visible the sexist violence that these women suffer, as well as providing them with an information tool on the rights that assist them ”.

The mayor has indicated that this guide “is the result of a work assigned to Measure 266 of the State Pact against Gender Violence” and “the measure in question is inserted in Axis 8. Visualization and attention to other forms of violence against Women ”, has specified.

The holder of Equality It has insisted that it makes express reference to “disseminating information on sexist violence among women who practice prostitution and the rights that assist them by public administrations.”

The publication “is not a guide on prostitution and work, just as Marbella Feminista has wanted to make us see ”, Cintado pointed out, and also includes information on“ a series of resources where you can go in case of suffering any of these violence, as well as going out in the situation in which they find each other”.

In addition, it is not only aimed at those who practice prostitution, but also at those who provide “services in the fight against sexist violence, provide resources and attend to women who precisely suffer other forms of violence that are accompanied by greater vulnerability, precariousness and exclusion ”, he added.

The guide, from “Eminently practical and operational character”, has information at the Andalusian level and it addresses “issues as relevant as access to justice, protection in all its diversities, the right to health, registration or labor rights”, has detailed the mayor. He recalled that “the contents of the guide have not departed from a regulatory framework” and is, “categorically against trafficking in human beings or normalizing prostitution as a job opportunity.”

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