The central courtyard of the House of Las Tejerinas, located in the Plaza de las Flores in Estepona, will host on March 30 and 31 the traveling exhibition of photographs ‘Nidos de Igualdad’, an exhibition that deals with the women with disabilities in rural areasas reported on Tuesday by the City Council,

This is an exhibition organized by the ASBIRA Women’s Association, based in the Cadiz town of Espera, which was founded in 2018 and today exceeds 100 members, with a high percentage of young women with disabilities and from the rural area, fundamentally.

‘Nidos de Igualdad’ is a project subsidized by the 2020 call of the Andalusian Institute for Womenwhich is part of the actions promoted by the State Pact against Gender Violence of the Ministry of Equality, Secretary of State for Equality and against Gender Violence. The purpose of the program is to prevent gender-based violence against women with disabilities through training workshops for both sexes to increase women’s protective factors and skills for conflict resolution.

The project, which was executed in 2021, has had two main lines of action, one of them being awareness and prevention through training for equality of young people with functional diversity in Special Education Centers, in which they address basic concepts involved in sexist violence through artistic blocks such as theory, music, theatre, audiovisual content and sculpture.

This last block of sculpture ‘Nests of Equality’ has had the participation of the prestigious sculptor Javier Ayarza. Together with expert professionals in gender equality, they have built giant naturalistic nests to reflect on the possibility of creating a new egalitarian world (the nest) and the “safe space” emotional control strategy.

The other line of action focuses on awareness campaigns through this traveling photographic exhibitionin which nine positive images of equality between young men and women and the construction of the ‘Equality Nests’ are shown, highlighting how the phenomenon of gender violence occurs in different realities and, with special emphasis, on people with disabilities.

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