Training day: “Intervention with disabled women in cases of gender violence”
The Island Cabildo with its council of Social Politics, managed by Víctor Alonso, organised last month an information day on “Intervention with disabled women in cases of gender violence” that gathered 40 people. For the inauguration of this training day, M. Alonso indicated that “disabled women are not foreign to gender violence, they are actually some of the most usual victims of this type of crime such as physical, psychological or sexual violence, amongst others”. The councillor thanked the Canarian Institute of Equality that, with the collaboration of the council for Social Politics of the Cabildo, gave this opportunity to train the population on this matter. On the other hand, the speaker, Yaiza Afonso, who is a graduate in Pedagogy and an expert on gender and disability matters and linked to social projects of the ICI for equal opportunities of disabled women, animated the training where she emphasised on the sentence “The hardest obstacles to eliminate are in our attitudes and ways of thinking”.