Adeje to host ‘Miradas Violetas’, working to eradicate gender violence

 

The Domitila Hernández Association for Equality of Opportunities, with the help of Adeje council, has organised the first ‘Miradas Violetas; prevention as fundamental for the eradication of gender violence’ event which will see professionals from many different areas come together on Thursday, November 29th in the CDTCA in Adeje.

“This event will bring to a close the programme of events that been running this month in the lead up to the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women (November 25th)” said the Adeje councillor for equality Carmen Lucía Rodríguez del Toro, although, she added “we continue to work on a daily basis for the elimination of this form of violence, through different awareness-raising and community activities, assessments, individual sessions and early intervention, which is crucial in domestic violence situations, when we can offer specialised services in time”

She added, “in the fight against gender violence there are no truces nor cease-fires, and that’s whey we want to make society in general is active and aware of the matter, so that they can contribute and be a part of the solution, helping us detect vulnerable situations”.

The event, which runs from 9am to 8pm with a lunch-break, will see the participation of professionals and members of the public working in the field of prevention and action. It is geared for those involved in psychology, the law, sociology, social work, etc, as well as associations interested in the work being done in this area and individuals who feel they have something to contribute. It will be in Spanish (with sign language for those with hearing) and a creche for children of those attending (over 3 years old) from 4pm – 8pm.

If you are interested in taking part you can register on the council webpage, www.adeje.es, where you will also find more details about the talks and workshops on offer throughout the day.

 

 

 

 

 

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Eliminating a scourge

Yesterday, Friday November 24th, a number of events took place in Adeje, with the participation of all of the boroughs who are members of the Tenerife South Equality Network, in advance of and to mark tomorrow’s International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women.

From 10am the Adeje Equality Council had a table at the door of the Town Hall where people could get information on how to deal with gender violence. At 12 midday a number of children from 6th class in Adeje Casco primary school read a manifesto they had co-written and then a minute’s silence was held to remember all those who have died as a result of gender violence.

Members of the Equality Council also read a declaration, outlining measures that need to be taken to deal with this scourge on our society. It spoke of the need for education in equality in schools, working to eliminate stereotypes in attitudes and behaviour, and making sure this and future generations have the tools to deal with the roots of domestic and gender violence.

Later on yesterday evening the Adeje council presented prizes to the winners in the VII Short Story competition where secondary school students from the borough were invited to write a story dealing with gender violence. Over 400 entries were received, some in English (this year the students were able to write in Spanish or English) and according to the jury, the standard of writing was extremely high. The overall winner was a student from 2nd year in the IES El Galeón secondary school, Lucía Johana Holguín Pérez. There were also prizes for a parallel art competition and the winner was Guacimara Hernández Afonso y Zachary Amone Quintero, 2 year Bachillerato students from the IES Los Olivos secondary school.

No to gender violence…

The events are taking place in advance of International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women

The Adeje council is, as in previous years, organising a range of activities in the lead up to the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women which is always on November 25th. These include workshops, short-story competitions among the borough’s secondary school students, events with young people to promote good relationship habits, information tables, the annual reading of a manifesto declaring the Town Hall’s rejection of this scourge on society and a minute’s silence for all victims of gender violence.

“While we will be working during these days to place the spotlight on violence against women and help for victims, the Adeje council is dedicated to this issue all year round, working with special services, offering help and assistance, workshops, information events, courses and activities for the population in general, with a particular focus on our primary and secondary school students”, commented the Adeje councillor for equality Carmen Lucía Rodríguez del Toro.

This year for the first time all the members of the Network of South Boroughs for Gender Equality will send a united message with a joint campaign on social networks, and in fact anyone interested in being part of the campaign photo should come along to the CDTCA on Thursday at 11am.  Later that day at 6.30pm in the Biblioteca Canaria, an exhibition, ‘Pino Ojeda, te busqué por los sueños’ will be inaugurated with a presentation by feminist writer Covadonga García Fierro.  This is about giving visibility to all women, says the councillor.

During next week there will be a meeting with students from the borough’s secondary schools (3rd year), on giving the young people the necessary tools to detect and combat abusive behaviour.  On Friday November 23rd at midday the institutional manifesto will be read followed by a minute’s silence on the steps of the Town Hall.  At 7pm that evening the prizes for the winners in the short story competition will be awarded.The campaign comes to a close with an event on the eradication of gender violence, ‘I Jornada Miradas Violetas’ with the participation of judicial experts and prior registration for this event is required.

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