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Osakidetza joins UN’s Generation Equality initiative with 16 days of activism against gender-based violence

2023 November 25

25-N, International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women

  • Under the slogan Health should Unite! Invest in the prevention of violence against women and their children, Osakidetza will be carrying out various actions in hospitals and health centres over the next 16 days to make its activism against gender violence visible
  • Osakidetza joins this campaign, becoming a pioneering organisation in Spain in the active monitoring of this type of initiative promoted by the UN
  • Osakidetza also joins the National Pact for Equality and a Life Free of Violence against Women proposed by Emakunde

 

Today, Saturday 25 November, is the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women. Osakidetza, under the slogan Health should Unite! Invest in the prevention of violence against women and their children will develop various actions in its service organisations, OSIs (hospitals and health centres), over the next 16 days to make its activism against gender-based violence visible.

The General Directorate of Osakidetza, which is leading the initiative, has started by making the day visible on the façade of its headquarters in Vitoria-Gasteiz with fabrics made by women as a sign of solidarity with the victims of violence against women, provided by the collective Madejas contra la violencia sexista.

The colour orange was chosen by the UN to make visible the 16 Days of Activism against Gender Violence, called Generation Equality, which Osakidetza wanted to join, becoming a pioneering organisation in Spain in the active monitoring of this type of initiative sponsored by the UN.

Furthermore, Osakidetza wanted to join the proposal made by Emakunde, called the Country Pact, in which it proposes an institutional pact against violence against women, in which male violence against women is recognised as a thematic area in which to activate commitments such as the development of current regulations, the deepening and improvement of institutional coordination and the prevention of gender violence from the earliest ages, as well as improving the detection and attention to manifestations of gender violence, promoted by different institutions, entities and organisations in the Basque Country, including Osakidetza.

 

Gender Violence Day on 15 December

After the 16 days of actions against gender violence in the various Osakidetza centres, the campaign will culminate in a Gender Violence Day, to be held on 15 December, with the aim of making visible and highlighting the work of health professionals in terms of their involvement in the fight against gender violence in their sector, and presenting the various protocols that have been drawn up in this area, such as those on violence against children or sexual violence.

One comment
  • Photo malou
    2023 November 28

    Les recuerdo al personal y profesionales de Osakidetza:
    Que la violencia es contra las mujeres, hembras humanas adultas, y que ocurre por ser mujeres, por haber nacido mujeres, no por sentirse mujeres.
    Que sexo no es sinónimo de género, nunca lo ha sido en ningún texto normativo para la protección de mujeres y niñas y mucho menos sinónimo de una neolengua de moda como "identidad de género".
    Que nuestro el sexo no se "asigna al nacer" sino que se observa, se constata y se determina en base al fenotipo del recién nacido. Decir que "asigna" es una falta de respeto a la profesionalidad y conocimientos de las matronas sobre biología humana.
    Que paren de eliminar la palabra mujer de los apartados de la página web de Osakidetza que hablan sobre su salud. La mujeres embarazadas aparecen descritas como "personas embarazadas" o mujer se ha sustituido por "personas con cuello de útero" para hablar de los cribados de cáncer de útero.
    ¿Por qué están copiando modas ideológicas acientíficas procedentes de otros países, que pretenden eliminar mujer, pero no hombre. En la web de Osakidetza siguen diciendo hombre y no "persona con próstata" para referirse a su salud.
    Difícilmente van a poder atender la violencia que sufren las mujeres por el hecho de serlo si no saben quién es una mujer o una niña o si las ningunean, invisibilizan y faltan el respeto.

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