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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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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 ‘Buenas practicas: Una aproximación a la ciberviolencia contra las mujeres y las niñas’ [Good practices. An approach of cyber violence against women and girls]

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.

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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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