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The psychologist Juana Fuentes, specialized in attention to women victims of gender violence, collected the 8M Prize of San Javier (09/03/2018)

The psychologist Juana Fuentes was thrilled last night to collect the 8M Prize awarded by the City of San Javier, when referring to the CAVI, the Center for Specialized Care of Women Victims of Violence, "which I carry in my soul."

Juan Fuentes, who is a psychologist of the CAVI professional team, recognized the hardness of the stories with which they work in the center, without renouncing a smile and even humor as something that helps to continue.

"We have not been happy," he said in relation to the harsh situations of his work "but we have always been able to get a smile."

Sheltered by her peers and many women she has attended over the last few years, Juana stressed the importance of working from the prevention of sexist violence, and recalled her beginnings in this field in which she was always clear that there was that also work with abusive men "who are those who have a problem", and with adolescent age, in which this type of violence also occurs.

Precisely in his presentation, the Councilor for Women and Equality, Estibalia Masegosa recalled that Juana Fuentes has been a pioneer in working with adolescent girls at risk of suffering some type of violence or toxic relationships, with a program that has been an example in other parts of the world. the region.

Manchega by birth, Juana Fuentes has lived for 30 years in San Javier with her two children.

After years of practicing in her own practice, Juana turned to women and, in particular, to victims of gender-based violence, and more than 1,000 women have visited her in the CAVI.

Masegosa described her as a woman "creative, fighter and generous with her time, she is able to overcome any difficulty and make others see that this is possible".

The act of 8M began with an institutional declaration by the second deputy mayor, Carlos Albaladejo, which began with a special recognition of the role of the grandmothers as a facilitator of the professional development of women.

Albaladejo said that equality requires commitment and permanent work, a sum of wills and actions of public authorities, organizations and citizens because only then will it be possible to achieve real progress. "

The central act of the 8M program was held in the auditorium of the Parque Almansa Civic Center in San Javier, where a dinner was held that consisted of a wine and tapas tasting.

Source: Ayuntamiento de San Javier

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