Una dona llueix un llaç lila, símbol feminista, a la solapa de la jaqueta. © Arianna Giménez.
Violence against women, a global and local scourge

One in five women in the world has suffered sexual abuse in childhood and one in three has been the victim of physical or sexual violence. According to the 2016...

Una dona estén el braç endavant i obre la mà amb un gest de stop. A la mà hi té dibuixat el símbol de dona en color lila. © Arianna Giménez.
Let’s embrace the debate and broaden our perspective

It was not so long ago that we referred to “crimes of passion” and the Spanish Civil Code enforced “the duty of marital obedience”. We have dispelled the stereotype...

Il·lustració © Sonia Alins
New vulnerabilitiesVulnerable beings, violated lives

Western industrial culture has accomplished major achievements in recent centuries, such as finding the cure to many once-fatal diseases or the sharp rise in life...

Portrait of Dominique Méda © Albert Armengol
Reinventing work in a more humane and ecological society

Thinker of reference in the study of work, Méda impresses with her passionate, direct, documented and rigorous discourse in defence of work in general and of wage...

Patrullatge de la Guàrdia Urbana a la Plaça del Pedró al Raval © Pere Virgili
Understanding problems, thinking about policies, promoting security

The significant rise in minor offences in Barcelona highlights a series of circumstances that have affected security: globalisation, the 2017 terrorist attack, the...

Patrullatge de la Guàrdia Urbana a la Plaça del Pedró al Raval © Pere Virgili
Subjective insecurities

Objective insecurity is related to the criminal phenomena that affect the population, while subjective insecurity concerns citizens’ opinions on matters such as the...

Barcelona in numbers: crimes, victims and safety

Barcelona residents rate safety in the city with a score of 6.2 and give high marks to the police force, according to the latest victimisation survey. Victims of...

Il·lustració d'una pistola que enlloc de canó per les bales té un objectiu de càmara de vigilància
Digital cityWatched democracies

In most cities there are hardly any spaces left for public cohabitation: by neglecting parks and common areas, by closing cultural spaces, by cutting budgets for...

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