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They train users of the Center for Attention to Victims of Gender Violence in the art of embroidery (17/11/2020)

The Caravaca City Council, with the support of the Autonomous Community, trains users of the Center for Attention to Victims of Gender Violence in the art of embroideryThis training action, framed in the 'Empoder-Arte' project, initiates the assistants in this artisan trade, opening doors to possible job opportunities and also as a way to enter an artistic expression that helps them overcome a difficult situationThe Antonio López Ruíz 'El Ñin' Association, with one of its embroiderers as a teacher, Aurora Martínez Fernández, has also collaborated in the course - taught at the House-Museum of the Wine Horses The Caravaca City Council joins the 'International Day for the Fight against Gender Violence' on November 25 with prevention activities in educational centers and with the reading of the institutional manifesto, although the health alert situation means that other initiatives programmed by the Department of Equal OpportunitiesThe House-Museum of the Wine Horses has hosted an introductory workshop to the art of embroidery, aimed at users of the Center for Attention to Victims of Gender Violence (CAVI).

This training and social reintegration action is part of the 'EMPODER-ARTE' project, which is promoted by the Autonomous Community, through its General Directorates of Women and Crafts. The course, developed on Saturdays from October 10 to November 14, has had the support of the Caravaca de la Cruz City Council and also the Antonio López Ruiz 'El Ñin' Association, which has contributed to one of its embroiderers as a teacher , Aurora Martínez Fernández.

Both the Consistory and the aforementioned local association share the objective of supporting, disseminating and promoting the embroidery sector, with activities aimed at publicizing and preserving an ancestral handicraft that is a hallmark of the city. “The main objective of this course, as a result of the 'Empoder-Arte' project, is to initiate the assistants into artisan trades, opening doors to possible job opportunities and also as a way to enter an artistic expression to help them get out of the difficult situation which means having suffered gender violence ”, explained the Councilor for Equal Opportunities, Mónica Sánchez.From the aforementioned general directions of the Government of the Region of Murcia they emphasize that “this project, which is presented as a fundamental tool to avoid, prevent or overcome a situation of violence, is an opportunity to get out of the situation of exclusion or vulnerability and empower women who suffer gender violence and violence from other groups ”. For her part, the Councilor for Employment and Crafts, Ana Belén Martínez, has indicated these practical training actions -for which future editions aimed at other sectors of the population are expected-they represent a preparation for a possible reintegration into work, either in artisan companies or as well as the self-employment formula.International Day for the fight against Gender Violence The Caravaca de la Cruz City Council will join the International Day for the fight against Gender Violence, which takes place on November 25.

Although, as pointed out by the Department of Equal Opportunities, this year the health alert situation has forced the suspension of most of the scheduled activities.

 "We maintain initiatives of the initial program, such as prevention activities in Secondary and Primary centers, adapted to each age group and we will also proceed to read the institutional manifesto sent by the Ministry of Equality in the Plenary Hall of the Consistory", The mayor Mónica García has pointed out.

Source: Ayuntamiento de Caravaca de la Cruz

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