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Training in Sexist Cyberviolences

Client: Las Palmas de Gran Canaria City Council

Dates: April to November 2021

Scope: Institutions

Services: Training, materials

Name: Participatory training in Sexist Cyberviolences

Description: Cyber-activist awareness and training for prevention and action against sexist cyber violences

Participants: Primary and secondary school students and teachers from educational centers in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria.


Evidence of new types of gender violences, structural inequality, discrimination and patriarchy are taking place   in a context where women and men have highly increased their use of internet. Nowadays, women and girls suffer these forms of cyber violence every day.

In this framework, it is essential to raise awareness and train the educational community, both teachers and students of the different educational levels,

about sexist cyber violences. The main objective is to promote that they can prevent and confront cyberviolences individual and collectively while enforcing cyber-citizenship and cyber-activism with a rights and gender approach. It is necessary that young people are able to identify sexist cyber violences and to know the related legislation. In this way they can analyze their own behavior and to know how to act and report it if they live or see a sexist cyberviolence case.

Through this project the City Council of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria has aimed to provide this training and awareness tool to young people of 40 educational centers in the municipality in order to contribute to a better cyberworld based on gender equality. The City Council has trusted Opciónate to carry out this educational and raising awareness project.



Sexist cyber violences, cyber citizenship, cyber activism, violences, gender violences