The Directorate of Equality of the Provincial Council of Gipuzkoa has developed the Berdinbidean and Berdinbidean Txikiak programmes. These aim at promoting equality policies in the municipalities of Gipuzkoa. The first area addressed has fewer than 10,000 inhabitants, the second area fewer than 1,000. The specific difficulties that these municipalities have, due to lack of resources and manpower, is to promote their policies. This is why these initiatives are implemented. They cover different aspects such as financial aid, training, and the establishment of working networks, among others.
Preparation of diagnoses on gender-based violence in rural areas: Bizkaia Provincial Council.
A few months ago, the Provincial Council of Bizkaia and the Argituz Association presented a report identifying the needs and obstacles encountered by women victims of gender-based violence in rural Bizkaia in terms of effective access to support, care and justice services and benefits. The development of this type of study is essential to understand and identify a reality that is still often overlooked.
The objectives of this research are twofold: to ascertain the relationship dynamics and geographical characteristics of the rural countryside, and to understand the needs of the women who live there.
- Creating networks
- Local institution