Universities of the Council of Rectors come together to eradicate violence against women

On November 25, the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women is commemorated, and the Gender Equality Commission of the Council of Rectors defined an agenda of activities for the entire month under the slogan "Chilean Universities without Gender Violence" .

Today, Wednesday, November 11 at 3:00 p.m. the discussion will take place "Gender Violence and Universities", which will address structural violence, political violence, violence and health and micro-sex. See the transmission at the following link: https://youtu.be/V2cHqebXA1A

En el contexto de la conmemoración del Día Internacional de la Eliminación de la Violencia contra la Mujer, la Comisión de Igualdad de Género del Consejo de Rectores (CRUCH) ha programado diversas actividades durante noviembre, bajo el slogan “Universidades Chilenas sin Violencia de Género”, y hasthtag: #UesSinViolenciaDeGénero, #UesLibresDeViolenciaDeGénero.

The International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women is November 25, a date established by the United Nations in 1999, in memory of Patria, Minerva and María Teresa Mirabal, three Dominican sisters murdered on November 25, 1960. In Currently, according to the United Nations, worldwide one in three women has suffered physical or sexual violence, mainly by a sentimental partner.

In this context, the representatives of the 30 universities that make up the Gender Equality Commission of the Council of Rectors (CRUCH) defined an agenda of various activities for November, with the purpose of deepening, making visible and raising awareness about the eradication of violence against women.

Among the activities, it is worth highlighting a series of talks every Wednesday in November, with specialists in each subject, and open to university communities.

The coordinator of the CRUCH Gender Equality Commission, Antonia Santos, states that “it is necessary for the country's universities to work collaboratively to promote gender equality and to carry out proposals and actions that help eradicate any type of violence from space. academic". He adds that “knowing the dimensions and manifestations of gender-based violence and acting against it not only contributes to guaranteeing the principle of non-discrimination, but also shows the commitment to eliminate gender gaps and sexism, as well as to influence in the quality of education. In this sense, the responsibility manifested by the 30 universities of the Council of Rectors with the promotion of human rights and gender equality is very valuable ”.

Agenda for November

Este miércoles 11 de noviembre, a las 15:00 horas se desarrollará el conversatorio “Violencia de Género y Universidades”, en el que se abordarán distintos ámbitos, contextos y manifestaciones de la violencia de género, entre ellas, la violencia estructural, violencia política, violencia y salud y micromachismos. Esta instancia, organizada por las universidades de Atacama (UDA), Tecnológica Metropolitana (UTEM) y Metropolitana de Ciencias de la Educación (UMCE), contará con la participación de las siguientes panelistas: Tatiana Hernández, del Observatorio de Género y Equidad; Macarena Barraza Núñez, académica del Departamento de Enfermería de la Universidad de Atacama; Susana Gavilanes, académica de la Universidad Tecnológica Metropolitana; y Brenda Sandoval, Coordinadora del equipo Equipo Feminismos y Género de Amnistía Internacional Chile. La transmisión del evento será a través de youtube, en el siguiente link.

Meanwhile, the meeting called "Non-hegemonic masculinities as prevention of violence against women" is scheduled for November 18, which proposes to generate a space for reflection and exchange on proposals for actions to prevent gender violence, from the studies and initiatives on masculinities. This meeting, organized by the UMCE, the University of Magallanes (UMAG) and the University of Santiago de Chile (USACH).

By November 25, under the title of "Directionality of gender violence towards the diversity of women" it will be realized that gender violence mainly affects women, according to national and international figures. This discussion will be organized by the University of Concepción (UdeC) and the University of O'Higgins (UOH).

The cycle began on November 4 with the discussion "Communication and sexism: from gender stereotypes to digital violence", organized by the universities of Talca, La Frontera and USACH. The objective was to create a space for reflection and awareness about symbolic violence against women and its manifestations, recognizing the influence of the media and proposing strategies for its approach from universities.

In addition, since the beginning of November, infographics and different materials on gender violence, its spheres and types, who it affects and what actions can be taken for its prevention, punishment and eradication have been disseminated through social networks.

The details of the activities are available at: #UesSinViolenciaDeGender, and #UesLibresDeViolenciaDeGender.