Online ISSN: 1989-9572

Keywords : Gender violence

Gender violence in the exercise of citizenship

Blanca D. Vázquez Delgado

Journal for Educators, Teachers and Trainers, 2014, Volume 5, Issue 3, Pages 129-140

The recognition of the political rights of women in Mexico can be identified as the first exercise of citizenship of women in the public space. From then to date, is need to defend other rights as full citizens of the country. The aim of this paper is to document an experience of institutional violence by omission -or explicit decision- of the municipal public authority, it given that its responsibilities is to seek the advancement of women in the field of gender equality. This experience reflects the limitations or barriers still exist for the citizenship of women in Mexico. The case analysis is presented in a border town in northern Mexico. The case confirms the findings of other studies in Mexico, where it has been shown that larger deficits are women's participation in decision-making processes. It is clear that within the political sphere, dominated by men, it is not understood that the exercise of citizenship of women and men is an essential requirement of law, and not an act of defiance to the power scheme in the public sphere

Violence against women with disabilities: A proposal for training at the University of Huelva (Spain)

Emilia Moreno Sánchez, Asunción Moya Maya, Francisco José Morales Gil

Journal for Educators, Teachers and Trainers, 2014, Volume 5, Issue 3, Pages 217-229

In this article we present a training experience for the students of the University of Huelva (Spain). We, as teaching professionals, consider that we must train people who are reflective, critical, supportive and committed people to the problems of their social environment. Because of this, the activity described is focused on training and education. It's a preventive action towards the different situations and typer of violence against disabled women. We try to develop positive attitudes and didactic skills to facilitate the approach to these women specific needs and problems. This task is specially important for the studies in which the students are going to communicate directly the knowledge that they have acquired by their professional internship: the university degrees of Pre-school and Primary Education.