The Councillor for Social Rights and Family, Maria del Mar Perez presented the programme of activities to be held in San Javier on the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, “which this year puts the focus on sport for its therapeutic power. The IES Mar Menor through its superior cycle of Technician in Physical Conditioning, the IES Ruiz de Alda and the Faculty of Sports Sciences, collaborate in the programme that will begin on November 22nd with the I Race against Gender Violence, which has been organised by the students of the IES Ruiz de Alda. The race bibs will be displayed on 24th November during the reading of the institutional manifesto which will be read in the Plaza de España from where a walking route will start to the Barnuevo esplanade in Santiago de la Ribera. Once there, at 12:00h, the students of the Higher Technician of Physical Conditioning, from IES Mar Menor, will offer an activity “Ubuntu”, a South African philosophy that reflects a way of life of respect, loyalty and care between people in a community, with the workshop “We take care of ourselves through movement”.
The councillor, María del Mar Pérez, who was accompanied by professionals from the Centre for Women Victims of Gender Violence in San Javier, which is actively participating in the programme announced today, announced a self-defence activity by the “Dueñas Project”, which will take place in the Plaza Castillo de Mar on Saturday 25 November at 11:30h. The programme includes a proposal for citizen participation for the creation of the III Route for Equality through sumaporlaigualdad.sanjavier.es and the website sanjavier.es. Finally, on 27 November, the Faculty of Sports Sciences will host a round table on “Women and Sport”, presented by the CAVI San Javier team, with two presentations. The first, “Harassment protocols in sport: the Rubiales case”, will be given by Clara Sainz de Baranda, lecturer in the Department of Communication and director of the Institute of Gender Studies at the Carlos III University in Madrid. The second lecture, “Historical evolution of women in sport” will be given by María Jesús Bazaco, Doctor and lecturer in the Department of Theory and History of Education at the University of Murcia. Pilar Sainz de Baranda, Professor of Physical and Sports Education at the University of Murcia, will act as moderator.
“Education and all the work we do will bear fruit in this fight that belongs to everyone,” said councillor María del Mar Pérez, who recalled the commitment of the San Javier Town Council to equality and against gender violence. The councillor thanked the collaboration of the institutes and the Faculty in the programmed activities which she encouraged the whole of society to enjoy.