The European and Ibero-American Academy of Yuste Foundation Joins the Events Regarding the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women

 

igualdad-de-generoCONFONDOThe European and Ibero-American Academy of Yuste Foundation and the Extremaduran Agency for International Development Cooperation (AEXCID) have organised the session “A Gender Perspective to Guarantee Equality”, that will take place in Cáceres on Thursday, 23rd of November, at 09:00 am, at the Casa de la Mujer de Cáceres, thanks to the Instituto de la Mujer de Extremadura (IMEX).

The activity, which is part of the Campus Yuste program, is free of charge and open to the general public. It will take place in the morning and those who attend will be given a certificate issued by the Foundation.

This session will address the need to integrate the gender approach at all levels of society to combat violence and discrimination against women, as well as to foster equal rights and opportunities. Third sector organisations and public bodies of Extremadura participating in the event, will analyse examples of good practices that are carried out at a European level, as well as in the field of cooperation. The main aim is to shed light on gender inequality and to find solutions in order to raise awareness of social joint responsibility to put an end to this problem that affects all countries.

The speakers will include Astrid Agenjo, professor at the Pablo de Olavide University in Seville and member of the Latin American Council of Social Sciences’ (CLACSO) International Task Force on Feminist Economy; Julia Espinosa, researcher at the Gender, Economy, Politics & Development Observatory (GEP&DO) and an expert on gender, the evaluation of public policies, and cooperation; Mª Ángeles Fernández, coordinator of the Píkara Magazine; Carmen Casco Casas, coordinator of the Mujeres Extremadura Foundation, and Erick Pescador, specialist ongender, masculinities, and the prevention of male violence against women, who is also the director of the Gender and Masculinity Study Centre (Centro de Estudios de Género y Masculinidades).

This activity is part of the project “Europe in the Face of Global Challenges Concerning Development Cooperation” (“Europa ante los desafíos globales de la Cooperación al Desarrollo”) and it is financed by the AEXCID. Its aim is to study the role played by the European Unionin depth, in Extremadura, as a region that faces great internal challenges within a global framework of crisis and transformation and which is committed to Sustainable Development as a global challenge, where cooperation among public, private, and civil society actors, as well as among regions and countries, is key for the achievement of shared goals.

The last activity included in this project is the session “Integration Answers Facing the Migratory-Economic Crisis” that will take place on the 30th of November, at the University Residence Hernán Cortés, pertaining to the County Council of Badajoz.

For further information and to sign up for the courses please visit the following website:
http://www.fundacionyuste.org/campus-yuste/cursos/

 

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