Awareness-raising and advocacy

Our ultimate goal is the transformation of society to leave patriarchy behind, because sexist violence arises within the framework of a patriarchal, racist, classist, ableist and LGTBI-phobic system that runs through us in different ways and in many areas and violates the most fundamental human rights here and everywhere. We promote free and equal relationships between all people. To contribute to this feminist transformation of structures, we pursue many awareness-raising and advocacy actions related to our daily work. We do this by spreading knowledge among civil society and by calling on institutions and public administrations to commit to this much-needed change

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Political participation and advocacy: feminist transformation

At Hèlia, we prioritise working in networks and political advocacy to promote feminism at all walks of life. This is why we are an active part of the following spaces, from which we actively advocate for women’s rights:

 

Congrés de Salut i Gènere

Since 2016, we have been organising the yearly Congress for Eradicating Sexist Violence against in the social and health services together with SEPC Clínic, the Commission on Intrafamilial and Gender Violence at Hospital Clínic de Barcelona, the Centre for Health Analysis and ProgrammesCAPS) and the Women’s Health Network.. This congress is the result of our collaboration with the professionals of the Health Work Committees (HWC)in Palestine, which help us to promote the gender perspective in the social and healthcare fields in Catalonia to facilitate detecting and preventing sexist violence against women.

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—IV Congrés de Salut i Gènere

III Congrés de Salut i Gènere

II Congrés de Salut i Gènere

I Congrés de Salut i Gènere

Training cycle on sexist violence against women

With the training cycle on sexist violence against men, we promote awareness and training for professionals and volunteers in direct contact with women who are suffering from sexist violence against women and the general public. We do this through a monthly workshop on sexist violence against women where, in addition to disseminating knowledge, we forge alliances between women’s services and assistance organisations and provide strategies for better detection and attention in sexist violence against women.

—FIND OUT MORE

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Photography exhibitions by survivors

Exhibitions by women who survived sexist violence—empowered women, who have decided to break the silence. These exhibitions use photographs and words that enable them to express themselves freely in the world surrounding them.

—Dones supervivents (“Woman survivors”)

—Resistències de dones a Catalunya i Palestina (“Women’s resistance in Catalonia and Palestine”)

—Senyes d’identitat, retrats de dones (“Signs of identity, portraits of women”)

Catalonia’s actions in support of Palestine

We support the struggle of women in Palestine against the Israeli occupation and the patriarchy as well as the work of civil society organisations working for the rights of the Palestinian people.

In Catalonia, we carry out awareness-raising and advocacy actions aimed at exposing the situation of Palestinian women, their struggles and strategies of resistance, and the challenges facing organisations that defend the human rights of the Palestinian people. We work with Palestinian partners and join forces with networks and other bodies. The results of this collective work include film forums with Sodepau, publications with the Escola de Cultura de Pau (UAB), and the website “Tasharuk: Gènere, cultura i resistències a Palestina” (“Tasharuk: Gender, Culture and Resistance in Palestine”), among many others.

Tasharuk, website

—Film forums with Sodepau: Palestina amb ulls de dona (“Palestine from a woman’s eyes”)

—Publications with Escola de Cultura de Pau (UAB)

 

Anti-racism and the fight against gender Islamophobia

We collaborate with the Institut de les Desigualtats (“Inequality Institute”) on projects against gender Islamophobia and to promote anti-racism.

— XVII Forum against Gender Violence

— XVI Forum against Gender Violence

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Political participation and advocacy: feminist transformation

At Hèlia, we prioritise working in networks and political advocacy to promote feminism at all walks of life. This is why we are an active part of the following spaces, from which we actively advocate for women’s rights:

 

Congrés de Salut i Gènere

Since 2016, we have been organising the yearly Congress for Eradicating Sexist Violence against in the social and health services together withSEPC Clínic, the Comission on Intrafamiliar and Gender Violence at Hospital Clínic de Barcelona, the Centre for Health Analysis and Programmes (CAPS )and the Women’s health Comission. This congress is the result of our collaboration with the professionals of the Health Work Committees (HWC) in Palestine, which helpus to promote the gender perspective in the social and healthcare fields in Catalonia to facilitate detecting and preventing sexist violence against women.

—V Congrés de Salut i Gènere

—IV Congrés de Salut i Gènere

III Congrés de Salut i Gènere

II Congrés de Salut i Gènere

I Congrés de Salut i Gènere

Training cycle on sexist violence against women

With thel training cycle on sexist violence against women we promote awarness and training for professionals, volunteers in direct contact with women who are suffering from sexist violence against women and the general public ciutadania general. We do this through a monthly workshop on sexist violence against women where, in addition to disseminating knowledge, we foge alliances between women’s services nd assistance organisations and provide strategies for better detection and attention in sexist violence against women.

—FIND OUT MORE

Photography exhibitions by survivors

Exhibitions by women who survived sexist violence, empo wered women who had decided to break the silence. Theseexhibitions use photographs and words , that enabled them to express themselves freely in the world sourrounding them.

—Dones supervivents (“Woman suvivors”)

—Resistències de dones a Catalunya i Palestina (“Women’s resistance in Catalonia and Palestine”)

—Senyes d’identitat, retrats de dones (“Signs of identity, portraits of women”)

—Mirades de dona

Documentary "La luz invisible"

Documentary that presents the story of three women survivors of sexist violence linked to the Associació Hèlia, with the collaboration of CLICme and made by Otoxo Productions.

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Catalonia’s actions in support of Palestine

We support the struggle of women in Palestine against the Israeli occupation and the patriarchy as well as the work of civil society organisations working for the rights of the Palestinian people.

In Catalonia, we carry out awareness-raising and advocacy actions aimed at exposing the situation of Palestinian women, their struggles and strategies of resistance, and the challenges facing organisations that defend the human rights of the Palestinian people. We work with Palestinian partners and join forces with networks and other bodies. The results of this collective work include film forums with Sodepau, publications with the Escola de Cultura de Pau (UAB), and the website “Tasharuk: Gènere, cultura i resistències a Palestina” (“Tasharuk: Gender, Culture and Resistance in Palestine”), among many others.

Tasharuk, website

—Film forums with Sodepau: Palestina amb ulls de dona (“Palestine from a woman’s eyes”)

—Publications with Escola de Cultura de Pau (UAB)

 

Anti-racism and the fight against gender Islamophobia

We collaborate with the Institutde les Desigualtats (“Inequality Institute”) on projects against gender Islamophobia and to promote anti-racism lantirracisme. We collaborate with the Institut de les Desigualtats (“Inequality Institute”) on projects against gender Islamophobia and to promote anti-racism.

— XVII Forum against Gender Violence

— XVI Forum against Gender Violence

Projects

Exhibition “Women’s Resistance in Catalonia and Palestine”

Ongoing

Exhibition “Signs of Identity: Portraits of Women”

Ongoing

Exhibition “Women Survivors”

Ongoing

Training cycle on sexist violence against women

Ongoing

Tasharuk website

Ongoing

Film forums with Sodepau

Ongoing

5th Congress for the Eradication of Sexist Violence against Women in Social and Health Services

Ongoing

17th Forum against Gender Violence

Completed

3rd Congress for the Eradication of Sexist Violence against Women in Social and Health Services (2019)

Completed

2nd Congress for the Eradication of Sexist Violence against Women in Social and Health Services (2018)

Completed

1rst Congress for the Eradication of Sexist Violence against Women in Social and Health Services (2018) (2017)

Completed

16th Forum against Gender Violence

Completed

Promotion of co-education for the prevention of sexist violence against women

Completed

AMPAtitza

Completed

Appodera’t Barcelona

Completed

Empowerment of Women Victims of Armed Conflict in the Region of Magdalena Medio, Colombia (2011)

Completed

Let’s break the myths

Completed

Projects