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Opciónate joins the Strategic Framework for Equality Gran Canaria Infinita together with 21 other entities

Opciónate joins the Strategic Framework for Equality Gran Canaria Infinita together with 21 other entities

The association Opciónate has joined the Strategic Framework for Equality ‘Gran Canaria Infinita’ promoted by the Cabildo de Gran Canaria to articulate public policies in this area on the island. The coordinator of the organisation, Ana Lidia Fernández-Layos, formalised the commitment to the initiative together with representatives of 21 other organisations at a ceremony held in the Casa de Colón with the participation of the president of the island’s institution, Antonio Morales, and the councillor for Equality, Sara Ramírez.

The Cabildo highlighted in the act of adhesion the importance of working together with groups to promote equality on the island.

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Opciónate gives continuity to the workshops on sexist cyber violence in primary and secondary schools of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria

Opciónate gives continuity to the workshops on sexist cyber violence in primary and secondary schools of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria

Equality Area of the City Council of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria once again chooses the Opciónate organization to continue the training and awareness program on sexist cyber violence to young people from twenty-two primary and secondary schools in the island capital

with the aim of continuing with the necessary training to They can identify the different types of violence on the Internet…

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A hundred women and specialists will contribute to the mapping of cyber-violence in Gran Canaria.

A hundred women and specialists will contribute to the mapping of cyber-violence in Gran Canaria.

The association Opciónate starts the project ‘Ciberviolencias machistas: un análisis de la realidad actual en Gran Canaria’ (Gender-based cyber-violence: an analysis of the current situation in Gran Canaria).

With the support of the Department of Gender Equality of the Cabildo, it will include the analysis of cases, consequences and existing resources.

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Opciónate will study the reality of cyber-violence against women in Gran Canaria.

Opciónate will study the reality of cyber-violence against women in Gran Canaria.

The project will be carried out over the next 7 months, with the support of the Department of Equality of the Cabildo of Gran Canaria. The initiative will include the testimonies of women from Gran Canaria regarding the different forms of cyber-violence against women and their assessment of the main existing support resources.

Opciónate will carry out the research “Gender-based cyber-violence: an analysis of the current reality in Gran Canaria”, which is part of the 2019 National Cybersecurity Strategy approved by the National Security Council to contribute to the development of the State Pact against Gender Violence.

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Opciónate at the ‘A Wave of Letters’ the Summer Library in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria.

Opciónate at the ‘A Wave of Letters’ the Summer Library in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria.

Once again this year, The Municipal Libraries of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria set the stage for citizens of all ages to enter a world of creativity at Las Canteras seafront. A place for families to share, enjoy, learn and experience unforgettable moments while supporting local authoresses and the elimination of gender stereotypes. To this purpose, this year’s edition saw the collaboration of Opciónate at the 2021 “A Wave of Letters” Summer Library.

Opcionate has participated in the summer library “A Wave of Letters” coordinated by the Municipal Libraries of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria with the workshop “Where are the words” to promote the work of female artists from the Canary Islands such as the poet and novelist Cecilia Domínguez Luis from Tenerife.

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Opciónate takes part in the Athena project to provide advisory services for the Canary Islands Agency for Research, Innovation, and Information Society.

Opciónate takes part in the Athena project to provide advisory services for the Canary Islands Agency for Research, Innovation, and Information Society.

Opciónate has been commissioned to act as an advisory body on gender equality within the framework of this European project

The Canary Islands Agency for Research, Innovation, and Information Society (ACIISI) joins in as partner in the Athena project, coordinated by Europa Projects and Innovation SL and funded by the Horizon 2020 program. Athena seeks to empower female research through a gender equality infrastructure in institutions, thus complying with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goal 5 ‘Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls’. This European program will last for 48 months.

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Opciónate participated in the Networking, Sustainability and Creativity Seminar together with specialists from several European countries.

Opciónate participated in the Networking, Sustainability and Creativity Seminar together with specialists from several European countries.

The organisation Opciónate participated in the Seminar Networking, Sustainability and Creativity to support the creation of the future regional network of Spanish cultural centres. Opcionate´s coordinator Ana Lydia Fernández-Layos, did a presentation on the work of gender impact assessment in the cultural policies and actions of the City Council of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria. The City Council has been the organiser of the meeting together with the European Network of Cultural Centers, which has the support of the Creative Europe Programme.

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Opciónate contributes to improving care for women survivors of gender-based violence in Guinea Bissau

Opciónate contributes to improving care for women survivors of gender-based violence in Guinea Bissau

Since February 15, 2021, Opcionate’s local team in Guinea Bissau has conducted interviews with local actors within the frame of the project to collect first-hand data in an effort to ensure a more effective care and protection for victims of gender-based violence in five regions all over the country.
The project involved a comparative review of policies in Guinea-Bissau, Angola, Cape Verde, Mozambique and Sao Tome and Principe.

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Gender budgeting training begin at the Las Palmas de Gran Canaria City Council

Gender budgeting training begin at the Las Palmas de Gran Canaria City Council

Opciónate will organize a practical-technical training course on “Gender budgeting” for public workers in the areas of finances and design and implementation of programmes and policies of the Cabildo de Gran Canaria. The course will provide guidance on how gender issues have an impact on the municipal budget, both in its operational and financial categorization.

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Evaluation of Los Llanos de Aridane II Equality Plan under way with the support of Opciónate.

Evaluation of Los Llanos de Aridane II Equality Plan under way with the support of Opciónate.

The Los Llanos de Aridane City Council on the island of La Palma has begun the elaboration of the participatory institutional diagnosis of the second Plan for effective equality between men and women, a task for which it will have the technical support of the Opciónate organization and whose main objective is promoting equality between men and women in the institution’s internal and external spheres of action.

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Opening of digital embassy in Gran Canaria where users can obtain a cyberpassport accrediting positive responsible practices on social media platforms.

Opening of digital embassy in Gran Canaria where users can obtain a cyberpassport accrediting positive responsible practices on social media platforms.

Organization Opciónate has launched a digital certificate accrediting responsible online citizenship which can be obtained by completing a questionnaire.
Over forty students and teachers have contributed to the design of the project and campaign, an initiative that also includes the making of a video and an online forum where new ideas can be shared.

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Equality with all letters in the cultural world of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria

Equality with all letters in the cultural world of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria

The City Council entrusts Opciónate with the gender impact evaluation of the city’s cultural policies and projects.

The City Council of LasPalmas de Gran Canaria has commissioned Opciónate to evaluate the gender impact of the municipal cultural policy, which will include the analysis of programs, projects and activities promoted by the local institution´s Culture Area

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Las Palmas de Gran Canaria confronts cyber violence against women in the classroom

Las Palmas de Gran Canaria confronts cyber violence against women in the classroom

The Las Palmas de Gran Canaria City Council Office for Equality has entrusted Opciónate the development and implementation of a training and awareness program on gender-based cyber-violence aimed at young people in primary and secondary schools in the island’s capital.

Young students from forty primary and secondary education schools in the island’s capital will be the recipients of this initiative to educate on ways to identify sexist behaviours and related legislation, also analysing their own behaviour, and learning how to react and report.

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Youth for a Democratic Cyber citizenship

Youth for a Democratic Cyber citizenship

Between January and April, with the collaboration of the Cabildo de Gran Canaria Citizen Participation Unit

Thirty students from Gran Canaria will have the opportunity to participate in a project where they will become agents of democratic cyber citizenship, an initiative by Opciónate Mejora tu vida Mejora el mundo with the support of the Cabildo de Gran Canaria Citizen Participation Unit aimed at promoting social and political engagement among young people with a focus on gender equality and rights.

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Webinars videos ‘Una aproximación a la ciberviolencia contra las mujeres y las niñas’ [An approach of cyber-violence against women and girls] and ‘Buenas prácticas’ [Good Practices].

Webinars videos ‘Una aproximación a la ciberviolencia contra las mujeres y las niñas’ [An approach of cyber-violence against women and girls] and ‘Buenas prácticas’ [Good Practices].

Webinars videos ‘An approach to cyber-violence against women and girls’ and ‘Good Practices: An overview of cyber-violence against women and girls’ now available.

The edited videos from webinars ‘An approach to cyber-violence against women and girls:
Sexist Cyberviolence’ held in November and financed by the Las Palmas de Gran Canaria City Council and ” Good Practices”, which was held in December and financed by the Cabildo de Gran Canaria are already available at the Opciónate website.

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Webinar ‘Good practices. An approach to cyber violence against women and girls’

Webinar ‘Good practices. An approach to cyber violence against women and girls’

From 14 to 18 December via zoom with the support of the Cabildo of Gran Canaria

A dozen local, national and international experts share their experiences in the webinar on good practices against gender-based cyber violence. The Deputy Director of the Spanish Agency for Cooperation and Development will participate in the event, as well as activists from Crete,Mexico, the Canary Islands and mainland Spain.

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Cyberfeminism against online harassment

Cyberfeminism against online harassment

Opciónate’s webinar on male cyberviolence focused on the importance of creating networks for resistance from within

The conclusions of ‘Gender-based cyber-violence’ webinar hosted by Opciónate with the support of the Las Palmas de Gran Canaria City Council point out the need for visibility, and the gathering of data to produce statistics and achieve better training and information. They also stressed the importance of improving a very fragmented and inaccessible legal framework, allocating more specialized resources to assistance and support and, above all, learning from good practices and creating cyberfeminist networks to raise awareness and build resilience from within.

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