Anti-sexism stand in the nightlife area at the seafront

This is the third year running that an information stand is being set up to offer advice and help people report sexual or gender-related harassment or discrimination in the area around the seafront, one of the city’s busiest nightlife spots. The stand will operate until 24 September.

02/08/2019 10:37 h

Ajuntament de Barcelona

Located at the junction between Passeig Marítim and Carrer de Trelawny, the stand will be open on Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights, from 1 August to 24 September to offer information on, raise awareness of and provide the public with assistance in issues relating to sexual harassment and assaults. The stand will be open from 1 to 3 August from 10 pm to 5 am the following day; and from 8 to 10 August, from 11 pm to 6 am the following day, and from 15 August on, from midnight to 7 am.

In addition, on the occasion of the holiday on 15 August, the stand will also be open from midnight to 7 am on the night of Wednesday 14 to Thursday 15 August.

The stand will be staffed by six training experts with experience in tackling sexist violence. Two will work on the stand, offering information on sexual violence and helping anyone who has suffered sexist violence or aggression. The other four will make their way around the area on foot in pairs, raising awareness and handing out information leaflets in Catalan, Spanish and English. They will also be able to act if they identify cases of physical or verbal harassment or aggression.

The stand is part of a series of measures by Barcelona Antimasclista and is accompanied by a coordinated action protocol between the City Police, the Mossos d’Esquadra police corps, healthcare services and municipal care services.

 

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