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Thirty pupils from Guía create a video against bad practices on the Internet as part of a campaign promoted by the Department of Equality.

Thirty pupils from Guía create a video against bad practices on the Internet as part of a campaign promoted by the Department of Equality.

Thirty students from IES Guía, IES Santa María de Guía and CEO Luján Pérez have starred and participated in the scripting of a video that denounces the practice of ‘body shaming’, which consists of criticising and shaming someone’s body on social networks and focusing on making comments about their appearance.

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La Aldea creates an online questionnaire for local people to give their views on access to the labour market and work-life balance in the municipality

La Aldea creates an online questionnaire for local people to give their views on access to the labour market and work-life balance in the municipality

The Department of Social Welfare, Solidarity and Equality of the Town Council of La Aldea de San Nicolás has launched an online questionnaire for women and men of this Gran Canarian municipality to provide their first-hand view on the current situation to access and maintain employment, as well as to reconcile professional life with personal and family life.

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Santa María de Guía de Gran Canaria promotes female leadership, work-life balance and joint responsibility in workshops for women from all over Gran Canaria

Santa María de Guía de Gran Canaria promotes female leadership, work-life balance and joint responsibility in workshops for women from all over Gran Canaria

The Department of Equality of the Town Council of Santa María de Guía de Gran Canaria, led by Isabel Rodríguez, has organised a dozen training and participatory meetings aimed at carers, mainly women from all over Gran Canaria, divided into three modules.

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200 students from the capital city contribute their creativity against gender-based cyber-violence with a short film and informative material

200 students from the capital city contribute their creativity against gender-based cyber-violence with a short film and informative material

Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Tuesday, August 2, 2022 – Nearly 200 students from nine primary schools and one secondary school in the capital have created about twenty materials for dissemination, awareness and denunciation in the framework of the campaign ‘Cyberpassport Citizenship for Equality’ against male violence, promoted and financed by the Department of Equality and Diversity of the Consistory of the capital.

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La Aldea de San Nicolás invites women to expose in person their difficulties and ideas to find employment and facilitate conciliation

La Aldea de San Nicolás invites women to expose in person their difficulties and ideas to find employment and facilitate conciliation

The City Council of La Aldea de San Nicolás has summoned the women of this municipality of Gran Canaria to participate in training workshops designed to identify and contribute with ideas that could contribute to solve the main problems encountered when it comes to find a job, in addition to reconciling work with family and personal life.

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More than 200 students from Guía join participatory citizenship and equality on the Internet with a project promoted by the City Council

More than 200 students from Guía join participatory citizenship and equality on the Internet with a project promoted by the City Council

The City Council of Guía has joined the promotion of the digital world as a space free of sexist violence, participatory and safe with the campaign ‘Cyberpassport for equality’. The initiative involves around 240 secondary school students and more than twenty members of the teaching staff of three institutes in this municipality in the north of Gran Canaria.

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8M Half of the women in Gran Canaria have suffered a situation of male chauvinist cyber-violence of a sexual nature, according to a pioneering study in the Canary Islands

8M Half of the women in Gran Canaria have suffered a situation of male chauvinist cyber-violence of a sexual nature, according to a pioneering study in the Canary Islands

The research ‘Ciberviolencias machistas: un análisis de la realidad actual de Gran Canaria’ was based on an online survey of more than 300 women, personal interviews with those affected and a focus group with professionals.

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‘Youth and Cyber Citizenship’ engages 500 students in videos, games, podcasts and quizzes

‘Youth and Cyber Citizenship’ engages 500 students in videos, games, podcasts and quizzes

Nearly 500 students from 22 Secondary and Primary schools in Gran Canaria and 16 more from different parts of the Canary Islands and the Peninsula have participated in the ‘Young people and cybercitizenship’ project to raise awareness about the repercussions of personal actions on the Internet and social networks, as well as its importance in turning the digital world into a space for dialogue, respect, freedom, security and equality.

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Opciónate helps to include the gender approach in the budget of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria

Opciónate helps to include the gender approach in the budget of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria

The organization Opciónate collaborates in the incorporation of the gender approach to the 2023 budgets of the City Council of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria with direct work with staff from various municipal areas. The aim is to look beyond the figures with a panoramic vision that includes the differentiated reality of women and men to establish priorities that balance the existing gender gaps.

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Opciónate underlines the importance of equality to unlock the scientific potential of the Islands

Opciónate underlines the importance of equality to unlock the scientific potential of the Islands

The organization Opciónate has participated in the seminar ‘Gender equality in research and innovation in the Canary Islands’ with an intervention in which its director, Ana Lydia Fernández-Layos, gave an overview on the importance of gender equality to unlock the potential of research in the archipelago.

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Only 5% of women who suffer sexist cyberviolence in Gran Canaria report it to the authorities.

Only 5% of women who suffer sexist cyberviolence in Gran Canaria report it to the authorities.

The final report of the investigation ‘Cyber-sexist violence: an analysis of the current reality in Gran Canaria’, financed by the Cabildo, offers the first diagnosis of the phenomenon on the Island.
The research, carried out by the Opciónate Association, includes more than 330 surveys, interviews with victims and a focus group with members of local, insular and regional institutions.

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La Aldea creates an interactive website to publicly acknowledge the work of women and girls of the municipality with photos, stories and drawings

La Aldea creates an interactive website to publicly acknowledge the work of women and girls of the municipality with photos, stories and drawings

The Department of Social Welfare, Solidarity and Equality of the Town Council of La Aldea de San Nicolás, directed by Yazmina Llarena, has activated the interactive web page for the ‘Mujer tú tú ser’ campaign and encourages the population to use this platform to publicly recognize to women and girls from the municipality for their personal qualities and the social and economic value of their work through employment and care

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Opciónate participates in the International Conference of the Athena Project

Opciónate participates in the International Conference of the Athena Project

The coordinator of the association participated with the presentation ‘Research and digital tools to promote equality.The Opciónate Association participated in the International Conference of the Athena Project, an initiative supported by the European Commission to promote equality in science and research with the participation of entities from Slovenia, Portugal, Romania, Italy, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Poland and Spain, including the University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria and the Canarian Research Agency, Innovation and Information Society of the Government of the Canary Islands. ‘

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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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The Resource Map confirms the existence of “major challenges” in the face of gender-based cyber-violence

The Resource Map confirms the existence of “major challenges” in the face of gender-based cyber-violence

The association Opciónate has elaborated the ‘Map of Resources on the Prevention and Attention to Gender-based Cyber-violence’, a document that brings together concepts, definitions and typologies, as well as the regulatory framework, the crimes associated with this scourge and the main actors and institutions working in this field in the world, Spain, the Canary Islands and Gran Canaria.

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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 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 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 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 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 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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‘Gender bias in tourism must be addressed’

‘Gender bias in tourism must be addressed’

Opciónate collaborator Daniela Alarcón, among the webinar’s participants.
Opciónate collaborator and co-director of British Organization Equality in Tourism Daniela Moreno Alarcón took part in the Webinar where participants discussed the importance of gender equality in the tourism industry to face the consequences…

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Optionate and Ludens meet at the game table.

Optionate and Ludens meet at the game table.

Both organizations agree on the potential of board games as educational tools.
Opciónate introduced the ‘Free toChoose’ table game to Ludens representatives, the culmination of a pioneering project financed by the European Commission and the collaboration of different organisations from several countries to tackle stereotyping.

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