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Gender Violence

According to data from the United Nations, one in three women in the world have experienced physical or sexual violence, and 87,000 women died due to gender-based violence in 2017. Here is a selection of videos of activities about violence against women that have taken place at the CCCB.

Women and Data: Counting Gender Inequalities

Tània Verge Mestre

Within the feminist movement various initiatives are in place to collect data, both quantitative and qualitative, to document gender inequalities and make them count.

Women and Public Space: Violence (ch.2)

Soy Cámara online

On 24 August, a woman on the beach at Nice (a city recently hit by terrorism) was forced to remove her burkini in a public exhibition and humiliation by the forces of security. Beside this, TV news reported missing girls and cases of rape at local popular festivals, generating conservative, sexist and castigating reactions in the social networks.

Lydia Cacho

Trafficking and gender equality

Lydia Cacho is a journalist and writer, known for his activism as a human rights defender. Investigated and reported on human trafficking and the sexual exploitation of women and children in Mexico and abroad.

Judith Butler

Bodies That Still Matter

How can bodies be recognized when they do not fit the social norm of what bodies should be?

Carolin Emcke

Silence and Emancipation

The journalist and philosopher Carolin Emcke, one of the leading voices in the German intellectual and cultural scene, talks about the links between power and violence, and the need for freedom and desire.

Rita Segato and Gabriela Wiener

The City of Women

Anthropologist Rita Segato considers that the violence suffered by many women is just the cruellest extreme of a system of domination of one half of society over the other that arises in dozens of everyday situations. And that the only possible solution is a new approach to gender in education and in public policies.

A Morning with Rita Segato

Debates with Adolescents

In this session with secondary school students, Rita Laura Segato presents her thoughts about sexist violence against women, which she has studied and analysed in terms of its relationship with capitalism and the values on which it is constructed. Rita Laura Segato is professor of Anthropology and Bioethics at the University of Brasilia and, throughout her academic career, has studied the murders of, and sexist violence against women.

Kate Bolick and Anna Gabriel

Talk in the Primera Persona 2017 Festival

Kate Bolick, author of the essay Spinster: Making a Life of One’s Own (published in Spanish as Solterona. La construcción de una vida propia, Malpaso Ediciones, 2016)—which explores in first person the issues considered in patriarchal society to be crucial for female fulfilment—talked with Anna Gabriel, social educator, lecturer in Law and member of the political party CUP.