Under the title of ‘Violence against women: how to end the massacre that does not cease’ is presented the seminar that will lead this month of March in l’Alfàs del Pi Professor Johan Galtung. It will be the next 24 and 25 days at the Platja Albir Social Center and it is planned the participation of Paloma Román Marugán and Elena Simón Rodríguez.
“Twenty women have been murdered in what we have been in 2017, the worst start of the year in gender violence of the last decade,” lamented the mayor of the Presidency of the Alfàs, Rocío Guijarro. Gender-based violence also involves the life of a dead baby at the hands of his father for the sole purpose of harming his mother and leaving five orphaned children, “the least visible victims in this type of conflict,” the mayor.
There are more than 800 registered femicides since there is a law against gender violence, chilling figures that demand an immediate response from society. Hence, the ADP Conflict Resolution Center (Alfa, Delta, Pi), in collaboration with the Alfàs del Pi City Council, decided to dedicate the seminar of March to “address this social scourge and try to contribute something Of light, from the prism of mediation and dialogue, “said Guijarro.
Johan Galtung is one of the most important current social science theorists. His work represents one of the greatest contributions to studies for peace and his theory of conflicts is a world reference. In l’Alfàs del Pi, where he settled more than four decades ago his place of residence, he has promoted the creation of the International Center for Conflict Resolution ADP (Alpha, Delta, Pi) from which he organizes, in collaboration with The consistory alfasino, a cycle of monthly seminars on mediation that also have the backing of the Universidad Complutense de Madrid.
The seminar on gender violence includes the participation of Elena Simón Rodríguez, a graduate in Philology, a secondary school teacher for more than thirty years, currently belongs to the Debating and Feminist Training Hall at the University of Alicante (UA) and Chairs the Association ‘Museum of Facts and Rights of Women’. Since 1980, the year in which he founded the Feminario de Alicante, he develops studies, training and dissemination of coeducation, equality between men and women, non-sexist language and gender analysis and approach, collaborating as a teacher and expert in diverse Instances.
The other speaker will be Paloma Román Marugán, PhD in Political Science, Professor of the Department of Political Science and Administration II at the Faculty of Political Science and Sociology of the Universidad Complutense de Madrid and specialist in mediation and negotiation. Author and coordinator of different books and articles published both in Spain and abroad is also deputy director of the magazine Politics and Society .
The seminar will be held on 24 and 25 March at the Platja Albir Social Center. Participation is free. You only have to make a previous registration in email@example.com . Those interested in participating should register as soon as possible, as places are limited. In addition, on Friday 24, from 19:00 to 21:00 hours, there will be a session open to the general public for which no registration is necessary.
The International Center for Conflict Resolution ADP (Alpha, Delta, Pi) was announced in June 2015 with the organization of a conference on the outlawing of war and international justice, with the participation of Baltasar Garzón and his The FIBGAR team and Mohamad Ariff and other experts from the Kuala Lumpur International Criminal Court and the PERDANA Foundation. Seminar programming began in September of that year. For Alfàs del Pi people have passed of recognized prestige in each of the fields that have been approached and of diverse positions, which has allowed to enrich the dialogue. There has been talk, among other things, of Islam and the West, corruption, educational mediation, democracy, Catalonia, Western Sahara, judicial mediation and migrations.