Granada Uses Art As The Guiding Thread Of The Program Against Gender Violence

Granada, Nov. 20 (EFE) .- The Board and the City of Granada have organized a program of activities to raise awareness and combat violence against women, proposals in which art serves as a plot to fight against this scourge.

The Councilor for Equality of Granada, José Antonio Huertas, and the program advisor of the Andalusian Institute of Women (IAM) in Granada, Ruth Martos, presented on Wednesday the program of awareness and prevention activities designed on the occasion of the "International Day of the Elimination of Violence against Women, "which is celebrated on November 25.

Huertas and Martos have stressed the need to "fight every day to eliminate this social scourge once and for all" and have stressed the importance of holding conferences such as "No More Violence Against Women", which will be held in three different scenarios from November 22 to 29.

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This proposal has art and culture as a storyline to give visibility to gender-based violence and includes an exhibition of free-themed painting in which more than 20 artists have participated and the screening of three short films about sexist violence: "Life Model ", an animation tape; "Normal violence", with real testimonies of victims; and "Celebraciones", a short fiction work by Paz Piñar.

The IAM program advisor has highlighted the need to promote and propose measures that contribute to eliminating discrimination against women in society, as well as promoting the provision of services in favor of women and, in particular, those They need them most.

The space in the Royal Room of Santo Domingo will host different compositions and scenarios dedicated to sculpture and photography and adds a giant mural to make a graffiti by two international artists.

"Gender violence has deep social and cultural roots that have been used since ancient times as an instrument to maintain discrimination against women, inequality and the hierarchical relationship of power of men," added the Councilor for Equality of Granada, which He has advocated for equal education.

The program includes a campaign against sexual aggressions, 'The city is ours by night and day,' with which the City Council shields the right of women to enjoy the city safely and without fear of aggression, and self-defense workshops aimed at young women.

As a novelty in this year's program, Huertas has highlighted the inauguration, on November 25 at 1:00 p.m., of the memorial to the Victims of Gender Violence that will be located in the Plaza del Humilladero, a central space of Granada, "to break the silence of our streets before this scourge". EFE

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