FACEPA‘s Grup de Dones is a space for egalitarian dialogue between women from different collectives, cultures and academic levels where they define and generate their own process of transformation.
The work of the Grup de Dones has been recognized by international feminist theory as a clear example of the new feminism of the 21st century, Dialogical Feminism. This feminism gathers the voices of all women who until now have been left out, such as women without academic degrees, newcomer women or women from non-hegemonic cultures. In this way, they propose a joint struggle based on solidarity to overcome situations of social and gender inequality.
“I thought I was not a feminist. When I listened to feminists… and it turns out that thinking and thinking I think I have been a feminist since I was born (…) since I have been in this whole movement of transformation I have thought: I have always been a feminist.”
The Grup de Dones meets once a month to discuss topics such as gender violence, the voice of women silenced throughout history, how to enhance communication between women of different generations or freedom. This space is open to any woman.
Her work has received several awards, such as the Equity Award for the best social innovation project of the Catalan Institute of Women or the Maria Aurèlia Capmany Award from the Department of Women’s Affairs of the City Council of Barcelona. She has also participated in different relevant spaces, including the conference “Women and Social Transformations” and the World Women’s Forum.