The City Council will offer this month of November a wide program of activities around the celebration of the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women that has been presented today by the councilors of Social Rights and Social Policies of San Pedro Alcántara, Isabel Cintado and Begoña Rueda, respectively. Cintado pointed out that “it is a proposal based on the slogan ‘Against gender violence, all women, all rights, every day’ because we want to raise awareness and sensitize the population about the need to fight together and permanently against to this terrible social scourge.

The calendar of activities will start on the 9th with the reading of poems ‘For a culture of peace against gender violence’, organized by the Association of University Women of Marbella (AMUM) within the framework of the program ‘Panama on the bicentennial’, which can be followed online on the collective’s own website. On the 10th, Radio Televisión Marbella will broadcast an interview, starting at 12:20 pm, with the author Pilar Mármol about her ‘Illustrated guide on feminism, micromachisms and myths around gender roles and stereotypes’. On the 11th there will be a round table and talk-colloquium on women and asylum organized by the program that the Red Cross develops in this area and which will include technicians from the entity and the real testimony of a woman in this situation. The proposal is aimed at students of Audiovisual Formative Studies at IES Guadalpín and will take place from 12.00 to 13.00 in the Blue Room of the Adolfo Suárez Congress Center. On the 12th, the first coordination meeting of the II Strategic Plan for Gender Equality in the educational field, aimed at professionals in this field in the municipality, will be held at 1:30 p.m. in the same venue.

The program continues on the 17th with an interview with Sergio Moya, from the Marbella Canine association, to report on therapies with dogs for women victims of gender violence, which can be followed on Radio Televisión Marbella. On the 19th, the filmmaker and director of Red Cross projects, Amanda Gutiérrez, will give a talk at IES Guadalpín for Audiovisual students about women in vulnerable situations. On the 19th, a new convocation of the Local Monitoring Table against Gender Violence will take place at the Conference Center at 10.30 am. On the 21st, the new Association of Dominican Women of Marbella will be presented at the Cortijo Miraflores Cultural Center at 12.00; On the 22nd, the new space against gender violence created on the website of the Equality delegation will be broadcast at 10.30 am via Radio Televisión Marbella, and on the 23rd the decision of the jury of the I Competition will be announced. Micro-stories on this subject within the ‘Young people with a lot to tell’ program, organized by the Marbella Feminist association with the collaboration of the Citizen Participation delegation.

On the 23rd and 24th, the educational talk ‘El viaje de Laia’ will take place at La Alcoholera, starting at 10:00 am, given by the social worker Ana Arjona and directed to centers in San Pedro Alcántara and Nueva Andalucía. On the 24th, information tables will be set up at 12 noon in the Plaza de los Naranjos and the door of the Mayor’s Office of San Pedro Alcántara to publicize the resources and services of the delegation. On November 25, the events of the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women will take place at 12:00 at the Hospital Real de la Misericordia, which will be chaired by the mayor, Ángeles Muñoz, and will include the reading of a manifesto by the social worker María Jesús Padilla, which has been unanimously supported by the entire municipal Corporation. In addition, recognition will be given to people and institutions at the service of the fight against this social scourge, such as Manuel Lanza, from the Las Albarizas Health Center; María Jesús Padilla; the team of the Malaga Red Cross refugee program and Taxisol. In the afternoon, the conference ‘Language and Thought. The human being and the art of communication ‘; on the 26th, the Ciudad de Marbella Theater will host the performance ‘Tell me another story’, which tries to deconstruct the gender roles of the traditional narrative and the stereotypes of romantic love. Finally, on the 29th and 30th, two lectures given by Pilar Mármol will take place at 7:00 p.m. at the San Pedro Cultural Center and at the Cortijo Miraflores, respectively.

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