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Adeje council will host a series of acts against violence against women and girls all over the world, who suffer simply because of who they are

22 november 2022
In marking International Day for Elimination of Violence Against Women, on November 25th, Adeje council’s different departments have organised a series of events demonstrating their absolute rejection of all types of violence where women and girls are suffering simply because of who they are. 
The image and theme of the campaign, as approved by the Adeje council for equality during an extraordinary session in October, makes special reference to an event that occurred in Madrid earlier this year, justified by the school authorities as ‘traditional’.   (Male students in halls of residence were filmed yelling sexist and offensive slurs at female students from their windows), in a poster designed by Francisco Javier Clemente Martín..
“We don’t want to normalise this kind of behaviour,” commented the Adeje equality councillor, Juan Desiderio Ruiz, who added, “We openly and actively reject any and all forms of violence against women.  We do this in our path towards a society that respects all its citizens, that is just and equal”. 
This year two particular groups related to driving have joined in Council activities against domestic violence. The cars that are driving in the Rallye Villa de Adeje this weekend as well as taxis that belong to the Adeje Taxi Co-op will be bearing stickers demonstrating their revulsion for this kind of violence and with a QR code that leads you to details of local resources you can access if you have been a victim of violence. 
The programme of events started this week, on November 21st, with an oral narrative, “Manos Mojadas”, with Mon Peraza, in the Adeje public library, organised by the Canarian libraries association for Equality, and funded by the Canarian Institute for Cultural development. 
On Friday November 25th, International Day for Elimination of Violence Against Women, activities will begin as 12 midday, with the reading of the institutional manifesto and a minute’s silence in the steps of the Town Hall, with pupils from CEIP Adeje taking part. 
At 4pm there will be a public gathering against domestic violence in the Plaza Tierra Lavada in Los Olivos, called by the Adeje equality council and the feminist platform, 8MSur, and at 6.30pm in the same plaza there will be a performance.
At 8pm in the Adeje School of Music auditorium ‘El Buen Hijo’, by Territorio Violeta, will be staged as part of the Adeje showcase of theatre which is running throughout the month. 
On Monday November 28th the Adeje youth centre is hosting an evening of short films about domestic violence.   The activity has been organised by the IASS (Institute for social and health attention), and entry is free. That same day the jury meets to announce a winner in the short story competition among students of the borough on related themes, and the prize giving will be on Wednesday November 30th at 6.30pm in the Youth Centre. 
All of the mentioned activities are as well as many events that are held by the council throughout the year to assist and help women in situations of domestic violence. There are also talks and workshops on awareness raising held in colleges and schools and others open to the general public taking place on a regular basis.