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Anti-bullying workshops in Adeje’s public secondary schools

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Students and teachers in Adeje’s public secondary schools are taking part in a series of workshops dealing both with bullying and gender violence.

Adeje's public secondary schools

The initiative, which has been run over a number of years by the Adeje Council, complements the different activities that are organised internally by the centres.

“Within the academic course we have already completed the first two training units which were workshops in the prevention of school bullying (held in October) and at the moment we are expanding the workshops on the prevention of gender violence, to coincide with the celebration of International Day For the Elimination of Violence Against Women which is on November 25th”, explained the councillor for the politics of equality, Carmen Lucía Rodríguez del Toro.

The training programmes for both students and staff are run by expert Patricia G. Ojeda.   The programme includes, as in previous years, a short story competition for the best composition on gender violence and an art competition on good practises.   The councillor says that the programme on November 25th will include “a video forum in the Adeje Cultural Centre in the morning, followed by a reading of a public manifesto against gender violence and a minute’s silence in the Plaza de España. That afternoon we will present prizes for both of the competitions to the young winners”.

The Council has also donated relevant material to the young people on the prevention of gender violence “so that they can continue the work of the workshops in the classroom”, says Rodríguez del Toro.

In 2017 workshops on choosing careers without gender discrimination will be included in the agenda.

These and complementary activities are designed to improve the lives of those inside and outside the school arena and are designed to answer the needs of the school directors paying special attention to the increasing awareness and sensitivity to situations of discrimination and inequality among our young people.

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