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Entrega Premios certamen Iguala-2 (Ilunion)

By |June 21st, 2015|

Life giving letters (We The Seniors magazine)

By |June 1st, 2015|

Maribel Maseda is the creator of the movement “a letter, a life” conceived to give space and recognition to our seniors overall life development.

As an international lecturer and writer, Maribel Maseda has spent 20 years popularizing self-awareness courses. She is an expert on gender violence and has spent most of her life helping those most in need and, as part of her vocation, she is the creator of the movement “a letter, a life” , conceived to give space and recognition to our seniors overall life development. To do this, Maribel collects letters written in the handwriting of all those seniors who want to participate, “in which I ask them to write a positive story of their lives they do not want to be lost in oblivion. Then I look for cafes, anywhere around the world, that want to accommodate and be part of this movement. They agree to keep copies of all the letters written and every time a client or group of clients order something , he/she/they are handed one envelope along with the food or drink. When the customer opens the envelope he/she finds a handwritten letter in which a stranger tells about something important in the writer’s life. I have witnessed how, after reading some of these letters, groups of friends have spent hours discussing memories from their childhood and their present relationships with seniors, and I saw how thrilled they became and how the letter served to estimulate a renewed desire to reconnect with them. ”

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Upcoming events in Bruselas (Spanish Restaurant jamón, jamón)

By |March 19th, 2015|

Thursday 19th March. From 19:00 to 20:30 launching of the #1tapa1carta1vida.  From this day and for every following Tuesday until September, when you order a tapa, you will receive a handwritten letter by an elderly person.  The aim of the project #1vida1carta, created by Maribel Maseda, is to add value to the lives of elderly […]

The safe zone “, tools for women against domestic violence (EFE Agency)

By |December 4th, 2014|

Backed by her experience against gender violence, writer Maribel Maseda today asserted the power of abused women with her latest book “The safe zone”, a handbook that offers tools for victims to move away from their attacker and so start a new life.

Having been instrumental in helping hundreds of women, she presented today “The safe […]

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 […]

DIA Exclusive interview Maribel Maseda

By |November 12th, 2014|

Maribel Maseda is an expert in techniques of selfawareness  and gender violence. She was the first Spanish woman invited by the World Bank’s 50/50 Society to give a talk about equality and abuse. She has authored “The safe zone” where she considers and discusses how to switch the problem of abuse into empowerment for people  […]

“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. […]