A hundred students present their political proposals to Rosa Pardo, DG of Territorial Policy; Lucía Beamud, València's Councilor for Equality; and Rosa Rueda, Secretary General of 'Por ti mujer'.
The Director General of International Cooperation, Clara Tirado, inaugurates an event in which climate activist Sergio Aires and anti-racist feminist Fatine Sakri have also participated.
More than one thousand students from the Valencian Community have participated in this project in defense of human rights in its first three editions.
Gender equality, the environment, the fight against Islamophobia, mental health, climate change and public transport were the main topics of the policy proposals in defence of human rights that 120 students from Se buscan Gigantes de Castalla, Petrer and Dolores presented to the political authorities during the meeting at the Bancaja Foundation in Valencia. The Director General of Territorial Policy, Rosa Pardo, the Councillor for Equality of Valencia, Lucia Beamud, and the Secretary General of 'Por ti mujer', Rosa Rueda, have taken up the gauntlet thrown down by the students of IES San Pascual, Enric Valour and La Canal.
This project supported by Jovesólides to defend basic human rights among Valencian youth, facilitating processes of social participation and political advocacy, has once again brought together young people, activists and political representatives to work together. In its first three editions, Se buscan Gigantes has already reached 1,114 students from 16 schools in the Valencian Community.
The Director General for International Cooperation, Clara Tirado, and the President of Jovesólides, Lourdes Mirón, opened the day of exchanges where young people Sergio Aires, climate activist, and Fatine Sakri, anti-racist feminist of the Casa Marruecos association, shared their experiences. Both have explained how they started their engagement, what doubts they initially had about the effectiveness of their contribution and how they recognised the power of collective movements to change.
Video summary of the Giants Wanted Gathering in València.
Se Buscan Gigantes is a programme of education for development and global citizenship funded by the Ministry of Participation, Transparency, Cooperation and Democratic Quality. You can follow all the news of the project with the hashtag #SeBuscanGigantes on social networks.