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The Reversed Statistic

By |March 22nd, 2016|

After many years of work in relation to gender violence, late last year I decided to present  what I have called ” The Reversed Statistic”, my perspective on violent aggression of men against women.

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Give visibility to and detect maltreatment of elderly people: a challenge for all

By |November 12th, 2014|

An invisible reality?

The abuse of older people is a reality, but not always a visible reality. It is not a new problem, though the vast majority of cases (some studies indicate that between five and seven out of eight), remain unreported. Most are hidden situations that rarely come out for various reasons. Some are as obvious as […]

“Gender Equality in danger of extinction?: The Cold War being won by the violent

By |October 8th, 2014|

UN sets the definition of domestic violence on the need to differentiate other types of violence from that exerted on individuals or groups based on their gender. On this premise, it is undeniable that the violence inflicted on women by virtue of being women is overwhelmingly greater than that exerted on men based on sex reasons. […]

‘And where are you from?’ Ethiopian children of Spanish parents

By |September 4th, 2014|

Adoptions of children represent one posible solution and sometimes a way to salvation as circumstances arise which are insufficient to meet the basic needs of the children or cannot even guarantee the preservation of their own lives.

The exceptional conditions in which the tough decision to give a child in foster care is to be taken are so multiple, delicate and surely difficult, that make it very difficult to describe fairly and objectively the generality of them. Certainly, at the base of the motivations for adopting parents to start a long process, difficult, risky and not wear-free there is love and regard for the welfare of the child. […]

Rape: Open your eyes

By |July 22nd, 2014|

Today they have raped 903 women.

We do not know them, and may never meet any of them. We won’t even read about them in the current affairs section of the newspapers. Today 903 women will be forced to face a different life than they had planned for themselves, or had dreamt about as girls, or had simply imagined, before someone crossed their path, someone who, to the shame of our species, is also a human being, which does not trivialize his crime, rather it aggravates it even further, making a mess of our own roots.

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A letter, a life

By |July 3rd, 2014|

I have known Maria Ramirez for a while. Her steps are silent, speaks almost in a whisper and is extremely discreet. No one really knows her story; she walks alone at night without fear as if, in a sleeping world, she could regain all the feelings you get when you know you own it. I always admired her kindness and she blushes when I tell her that. She never loses hope, or the will to live, or the joy of being and living. […]

Two steps forward and one back

By |June 2nd, 2014|

In 2012 Nicaragua became one of the 7 countries in Latin America that decided to recognize and condemn any type of violence against women. Its famous law 779, ‘ a comprehensive law on violence against women ‘ wanted to facilitate the recognition of different types of abuse that occurred primarily in the affective domain within an ancestral culture that positions the woman well below the male .

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A seducer’s dreams?

By |June 2nd, 2014|

A few weeks ago all the alarms went off when it appeared in internet some videos made by a man who considers himself an expert in seduction and which requires the man to be the dominant player on the relationship with a woman even if she does not want it that way. The exact meaning of the act of seduction according to the dictionary of the Spanish Royal Academy is:

1. Deceiving with art and skill, gently persuading someone to do something wrong. 2. Attract someone physically in order to get sex from him/her. 3 . Overwhelm and captivate somebody’s mind.

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The Caregiver who Loses her “SELF”

By |May 5th, 2014|

Women have often tended to disregard themselves and continue to do so often without men having anything to do with it. But it is just not right to continue to demand certain attitudes from women, simply because they are women: it no longer makes much sense in today’s society in its process towards gender equality. Despite the civilized and civic movements now in progress in search of this equality, and given the inevitable convalescence following an activity that raises suspicions, fears, conflicts, hopes, supports, agreements and disagreements, it will take some time to achieve the goal. It is necessary for everybody to be on the alert on the many different factors that may be delaying the desired result.

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