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.
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.
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.
Cyberactivists present the “Cyberpassport for a better world” campaign with the support of the Cabildo de Gran Canaria Citizen Participation Unit.
With the support of cyberactivists and the Cabildo de Gran Canaria Citizen Participation Unit, Opciónate has launched the “Cyberpassport for a better world” campaign, aimed at promoting a responsible use of social media by young users.
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.
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.
A comic-book inspired short film produced in Gran Canaria encourages women to lead the world’s transformation
A comic short film produced in Gran Canaria encourages women to find their own way to lead their lives and change the world, always from a feminist perspective to fight against those who try to undermine the advances made in gender equality in the family, social, political and educational spheres.
The production is part of the ‘Cruzando Redes’ [Crossing networks] project from Valsequillo with the support of the Cabildo de Gran Canaria Office for Equality
The video, produced by Opciónate, features six women residents in the municipality, together with one actress and one actor in the role of executive officers.
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.
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.
Webinar ‘Buenas practicas: Una aproximación a la ciberviolencia contra las mujeres y las niñas’ [Good practices. An approach of cyber violence against women and girls]
From 14 to 18 December via zoom with the support of the Cabildo de Gran Canaria 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 and Mexico, the Canary Islands and mainland Spain.
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.
The Cabildo de Gran Canaria Office for Equality confirms financing of LiderA project
Between September 2020 and March 2021, thanks to funds from the Cabildo de Gran Canaria Office for Equality, Opciónate will host the LiderA training project for the promotion of women’s empowerment in…
The Opciónate collaborator takes part in the online forum together with 70 experts
More than 70 experts, including Opciónate collaborator Daniela Moreno Alarcón, will take part between September 28 and October 15 in the l Online Meeting of Latin American Community-based Tourism.
A round table discussed future scenarios for women in the tourism industry
Brazilian movement Labor Movens hosted a webinar on critical women’s work prospects in the tourism industry with the participation of Opciónate collaborator and gender, tourism…
Opciónate participates in evaluation commissioned by the Canary Islands Institute for Equality
Opciónate participates in a qualitative study on the perceptions and attitudes of young Canarian women and men towards gender violence, an initiative financed by the Canarian Institute for Equality (ICI) and coordinated by Codexca and Likadi…
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…
Opciónate new partnership for the benefit of female entrepreneurs
Opciónate held a meeting with EmprendeClub Gran Canaria to join efforts in supporting women entrepreneurs on the island. The two organisations shared objectives, experiences and…
Opciónate held a meeting with the Asociación Acuigranca
Opciónate held a meeting with the Association of Caregivers and Caregivers of Gran Canaria (Acuigranca) to identify possible lines of work and collaboration. As a result, Opciónate presented …
Opciónate presented a tool to promote stereotype-free professional careers
Opciónate launched the ‘Freedom to choose’ board game, the culmination of a pioneering project financed by the European Commission and developed in collaboration with organizations from different countries to promote…
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.
A participatory process for identification, design and action implementation
Opciónate has been commissioned by Fundgrube to coordinate a participatory analysis and design of a strategic and operational plan to promote gender equality for this important…
12 sessions on equality and emotional intelligence delivered by Opciónate
All throughout 2019 and early 2020 Opciónate delivered a total of 12 2-hour sessions for associated workers of the San Bartolomé de Tirajana City Council, an effort that laid…