No more abuse, no more cries for help”
Adeje hosted an institutional act to celebrate International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women
The mayor of Adeje, José Miguel Rodríguez Fraga, joined school students in the town’s Plaza España today to reiterate his and the council’s total rejection of gender violence and to pledge help for anyone who requests it.
“We continue along the path of working to create an awareness of equality, of peaceful co-existence and respect, the pillars upon which we can build a harmonious society that is rich in human values, and is happy. We are in this fight and we will move ahead and must also fight to make sure there are no cuts in services in this area.”
The mayor was speaking during an institutional act to celebrate International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women, with members of the council and students and staff of the borough’s schools as well as members of the public. Two students from one of Adeje’s secondary schools read a manifesto rejecting violence. “We have to change this society; we cannot stand idly by when there are human beings suffering at the hands of others because of their gender. We cannot justify such actions by simply saying, ‘it’s always been that way’”. They spoke directly to women who have been abused saying, “we want to send you our support, our strength, no one has the right to hurt you, you don’t deserve this, you are fighters and own your own destiny. No more abuse, no more cries for help”.
The service is available online at http://canarias.ebiblio.es
The Adeje councillor for libraries, Juan Desiderio Afonso Ruiz, has released details of Adeje’s signing up to the eBiblio Canarias, the electronic book lending platform operated by the Canarian Libraries network, BICA. The service is available online at http://canarias.ebiblio.es where users will be given information on how to use the service.
The councillor said, “with this initiative local residents can now access a service via a technological platform which will allow them borrow books online and read on a number of different devices – smart phones, tablets, laptops, or e-book readers”. Furthermore the project will encourage the use of devices in the world of learning and training, he added.
eBiblio Canarias allows users read e-books through the internet either through streaming, by cloud (with the right applications) or in your computer or reader. Users can access the service with iOS or Android and it is free. Users must be members of a library that is part of the Canarian Libraries network, such as the public library in the Adeje Cultural Centre.
Once in the web page use is relatively easy and near the top right hand corner is a button to change the language of the page into English. Each user will need an email and password, which you can request from any of the participating public libraries. Once signed in you can access the catalogue, browse by title, author or subject. Once you have found a book you wish to reaed you follow the borrowing procedure and the book is available for 21 days.
The project has been promoted by the Spanish Ministry for Education, Culture and Sport in conjunction with the regional department of culture, sport and social politics.