Loles López Gabarro

The Regional Ministry of Social Inclusion, Youth, Families, and Equality, through the General Secretariat for Families, Equality, Gender Violence, and Diversity, is organising the XIV edition of the International Congress for the Study of Violence against Women, a forum for meeting, training and research on gender violence.

Ongoing and specialised training in gender violence is crucial for addressing this severe violation of human rights. Conducting and disseminating studies and research is also essential to raise awareness of this reality in all its forms. This new edition is based on the belief that such efforts are necessary to combat gender-based violence.

The 14th Congress will take place on November 13 and 14 at the Malaga Trade Fair and Congress Centre (FYCMA).

During these days, a scientific program will feature presentations and thematic discussion panels. The latter will discuss thematic areas related to this year’s motto: “Gender Violence: A Social Problem in the 21st Century

As in previous editions, the aim is to comprehensively and multidisciplinarily delve deeper into the concept of gender violence, its different manifestations and the different acts through which it is exercised. The primary goal of this new edition is to address gender violence as a critical social problem that affects society as a whole. On the other hand, it aims to raise awareness of and involve men in its prevention and eradication. To eradicate gender-based violence, this analysis will focus on its various forms, with particular attention to children, adolescents, and people with disabilities. Gender violence in sports, digital violence, social factors that influence gender violence, and the evaluation of public policies on gender violence will be discussed.

The organisation of this Congress is based on the belief that continuous and specialised training and information on gender violence, as well as the participation of different sectors directly involved in its treatment, is crucial for progress in the prevention, care, and eradication of gender-based violence. This includes professionals working in social promotion and protection systems, women’s associations, groups, social agents, professional associations, and citizens in general, working across different territories

This scientific event is intended for individuals who support victims of gender-based violence, such as those working in judicial and educational institutions, women’s centres, social affairs, law enforcement, health care, communication, and other related fields. It is also aimed at organisations and individuals working towards gender equality and preventing male violence against women.

We invite you to participate in this 14th Congress and submit scientific papers and good practices to enrich the experiences presented at this new edition. Likewise, we encourage you to take part in debates on social networks as they are crucial for achieving a multiplier effect.

hashtag: #14CongresoVG.

The opening date of the registration period and other events can be found at www.congresoestudioviolenciagenero.es


Diary day 1

Monday, november 13, 2023



08:30 - 09:30


Greetings from authorities

9:30 - 10:00

Loles López Gabarro.
Regional Minister of Social Inclusion, Youth, Families and Equality.

Opening speech

10:00 - 11:00

Effective support strategies for girls and young people at risk

Lydia Cacho Ribeiro.
Journalist, social activist, lecturer and documentarist. Ginetta Sagan Award for Humanitarian Work – Amnesty International and Guilherme Cano UNESCO Prize for Freedom of Expression.


11:00 - 11:30


Panel discussion

11:30 - 13:00

Gender violence and minors.


Lola Aguilar Redorta.
Primary care paediatrician. Rubí. Social Paediatrics Functional Unit-Consorci Sanitari de Terrassa (Barcelona).
Virginia Alonso González.
Deputy Public Prosecutor. Special Prosecutor’s Office for the protection and safeguard of victims. Criminal courts in Cadiz.
Rafaela Caballero Andaluz.
Psychiatrist. Professor of Psychiatry. Seville University. Mental health advisor at Gota de Leche Foundation.
Marta Ferragut Ortiz-Tallo.
Doctor and Assistant Professor. Department of Psychobiology and Behavioural Sciences Methodology. Malaga University.
Pilar Rueda Gallego.
Doctor in Psychology and Professor. Faculty of Psychology. University of Malaga. Member of the Con.Ciencia Association en la Universidad de Málaga. Vocal de la Asociación Con.Ciencia.


Presenter and moderator:
Lucía Sell Trujillo.
Assistant Professor-Doctor. Seville University.


Thematic Panel 1

16:00 - 18:30

Gender violence and sports.


Reyes Bellver Alonso.
Sports lawyer. Advisor to FUTPRO football players union.
Paloma del Río Cañadas.
Journalist specialising in minority, Olympic and Paralympic sports. Gold Medal of the Royal Order of Sporting Merit.
Joaquín Piedra de la Cuadra.
University Professor. Department of Physical Education and Sports. Seville University.
Mariola Rus Rufino.
BA in physical education. Former president of CR Cocodrilas and former member of the National Rugby Federation.


Presenter and moderator:
Trinidad Núñez Domínguez.
Professor of Social Psychology. Faculty of Communication. Seville University.


Thematic Panel 2

16:00 - 18:30

Digital gender violence.


María Luisa Calcerrada Alcázar.
Commander of the Civil Guard. Head of the Crimes Against Persons Group. Judicial Police Technical Unit.
Susana Guerrero Salazar.
Professor of Spanish.
Malaga University. DISMUPREN project director.
Nicomedes Rodríguez Gutiérrez.
Lawyer. Professor. San Isidoro University Centre (Seville).
Chary Sánchez.
Journalist specializing in Digital Emotional Education. Organiser of the “Golpes en Línea” campaign.


Presenter and moderator:
Teresa Vera Balanza.
Professor of Journalism. Faculty of Communication Sciences. Malaga University.


Thematic Panel 3

16:00 - 18:30

Social factors influencing gender violence.


Esther López Zafra.
Professor of Social Psychology. Jaen University. Chair of the Spanish Scientific Society of Social Psychology (SCEPS).
Carmen Santiago Reyes.
Lawyer. Chair of the National Federation of Kamira Gypsy Women.
Esteban Rondón Mata.
General Director of Juvenile Justice and Cooperation.
Esther Quintanilla Rivera.
Head of the Municipal Police Protection Subgroup.


Presenta y modera:
Inmaculada Valor Segura.
Professor of Social Psychology. Granada University.

Diary day 2

Tuesday, November 14, 2023


Panel discussion

9:30 - 11:00

Gender violence and disability.


Marta Castillo Díaz.
President of the Spanish Committee of Representatives of Persons with Disabilities (CERMI).
Juan Ramón Jiménez Simón.
Care Coordinator for Inserta Empleo in Andalusia, Ceuta and Melilla. Coordinator of the “Mujeres en Modo On” against Gender Violence Programme.
Rocio Pérez Gómez.
Social Worker. Expert on gender and disability. Founder and Vice President of the Andalusian Federation of Women with Disabilities (Famdisa).
Patricia Sanz Cameo.
Vice President for Equality, Human Resources, Institutional Culture and Digital Inclusion. ONCE.
Belén Torres Vela.
Equality Representative. Radio y Televisión de Andalusia (RTVA). Member of the Andalusian Council of Persons with Disabilities.


Presenter and moderator:
Inmaculada Postigo Gómez.
Dean of the Faculty of Communication Sciences. Malaga University.



11:00 - 11:30


Panel discussion

11:30 - 13:00

Public policies on gender violence


Magdalena Martín Martínez.
Professor of International Public Law and International Relations. Malaga University.
Montserrat Muñoz Sáez.
Head of the Violence against Women Unit. Government Sub-delegation in Granada.
Julia Núñez Castillo.
BA in Economic and Business Administration. Technical advisor. Andalusian Women’s Institute. Regional Ministry of Social Inclusion, Youth, Families and Equality.
Juan Ignacio Paz Rodríguez.
Technical advisor. Studies and Programmes Office. Andalusian Women’s Institute.


Presenter and moderator:
Olga Carrión Mancebo.
Director of the Andalusian Women’s Institute.


Closing ceremony

13:00 - 13:30

Laura Fitzsimmons y Rafael García Fernández.
Transverse flute and classical guitar duet. Malaga.


Closing ceremony

13:00 - 13:45

Clara Checa.
Flamenco dancer.


Ana Carmen Mata Rico.
General Secretary for Families, Equality, Gender Violence and Diversity.


Institutional closing ceremony

13:45 - 14:15

Concepción Cardesa Cabrera.
General Secretary for Families, Equality, Gender Violence and Diversity. Regional Ministry of Social Inclusion, Youth, Families and Equality.

Organised by

General Secretariat for Families, Equality, Gender Violence and Diversity.
Regional Ministry of Social Inclusion, Youth, Families and Equality.

Scientific committee coordinators

Trinidad Núñez Domínguez.
Professor of Social Psychology. Seville University.
Teresa Vera Balanza.
Professor of Journalism and Vice-Dean of Academic Organisation, Faculty and Equality. Faculty of Communication Sciences.
Inmaculada Valor Segura.
Professor of Social Psychology. Granada University.


Carmen Romo Parra.
Full Professor of Social Work. Malaga University.
Benjamín Cristian Santiago.
Doctoral student. Program in Education and Social Communication. Researcher specialising in Communication, Human Rights, Diversity, and the LGBTQ+ Community. Malaga University.
Victoria Fernández Scagliusi.
International doctoral student. Faculty of Educational Sciences. Malaga University.

Technical management and coordination of the Congress

Mª Eugenia Real Heredia
Head of Protection and Assistance for Gender-based Violence Unit. Directorate-General for Gender-based Violence, Equal Treatment and Diversity.

Trainee assistant

Lucía Aragón Luque

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