TEULADA-MORAIRA high school in the Costa Blanca, Spain recently held a talk on preventing gender violence situations during adolescence.
Mamen Botija, the town hall’s equality councillor and the chief of Teulada-Moraira’s Policia Local, together with a woman lawyer and a psychologist from Social Services, recently visited the Teulada “Instituto” with advice and information.
They were targeting fourth-year ESO pupils with an average age of 16, who are now in their last year of compulsory education. The young audience first learnt how the VIOGEN monitoring system assists and protects victims of gender violence by coordinating the different public institutions that are involved in their cases.
They also discussed the legal issues and psychological aspects of gender violence and perceptions of this type of abuse during adolescence. Summing up afterwards, the team of experts agreed that it was essential to continue providing instruction and advice on gender violence if abusive situations are to be prevented in this age group.
Photo credit: TEULADA-MORAIRA TOWN HALL