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Thursday, November 03, 2022 at 10:25

Learn about gender violence at the URJC

Learn about gender violence at the URJC Learn about gender violence at the URJC

Throughout the month of November, within the framework of the 'International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women', the URJC Equality Unit has scheduled multidisciplinary training, information and awareness activities, aimed at PAS, PDI and URJC students

Núria Ripoll

One more year, the university stands against violence against women. A total of two workshops and two awareness days will be held online and in person at the Rey Juan Carlos University.

“Every year we try to incorporate in our sessions the new forms of violence suffered by women. We hope that the attendees are aware of a reality that is often made invisible” they point out from Equality.

The first workshop, which will be held on November 4 and is entitled 'Drugs of chemical submission and new methods of surveillance of illegal/legal drug use', will be held from 11:00 a.m. to 13:00 p.m. online and in person . "As a prelude to the workshop, Professor Yolanda Valcárcel will introduce us to what 'Epidemiology of wastewater' is and its many applications, including those related to the consumption of illegal drugs by the population," she declared.

The conference, carried out in a hybrid and face-to-face way, will be carried out with the collaboration of the NoSUM project team, from the University of Valencia. This group carries out workshops aimed at university youth in which they talk about chemical submission, the drugs that are normally used for this purpose and how to act in the situation. In addition, during the workshop dialogue between the participants will be encouraged and the kit developed by the MODeLic research group for the detection of the drug GHB in drinks will be tested.

“We understand that the first step to be able to leave an environment of gender violence, or help a victim, is to recognize the situation in which they find themselves, that is why we understand that carrying out these awareness activities is an essential tool to raise awareness to the people of the university community” they comment from the Unit.

The second workshop called 'Abuse is not love' will be online on November 8 from 11:00 a.m. to 13:00 p.m. During this session, women survivors of gender-based violence will contribute from their personal experience, and from shared knowledge, alarm keys to identify an abusive partner relationship.

'Surviving gender violence' is the name given to the conference that will take place on November 21, from 17:00 p.m. to 19:00 p.m. online. Through this session, the speakers will delve, through exposure and debate, into aspects related to the survival of gender violence, pornography or romantic stereotypes.

Finally, the conference 'Harassment as a form of violence' will take place on November 23 from 10:00 a.m. to 13:00 p.m. online. This activity will delve into the identification of various bullying behaviors that can occur in the university environment.

"We hope that the attendees understand that gender violence is a structural problem, and that as a society we must act from our sphere of competence to eradicate it," they explain.

All activities have full registration, except for the face-to-face session on Chemical Submission Drugs and New Surveillance Methods for illegal/legal drug use. In addition, they will be recognized with 0.10 ECTS, except for the session 'Harassment as a form of violence' , which will have recognized 0.15 ECTS.