Inauguration of the REACT program in its XXV edition

Inauguration of the REACT program in its XXV edition

Yesterday, we successfully launched out REACT’s course XXV edition (Rapid Expert Assistance and Co-operation Teams). The Social Centre Platja Albir de l’Alfàs del Pi in Alicante, Spain kindly welcomed us in their facilities and gave us the space we required to implement the course. This year’s participants will be staying in Alicante until 26th June and will later go to Segovia to receive a practical training course about handling the critical situations and/or emergency situations while being deployed in hostile environments.

During our opening event, the Cooperations and Volunteering councilors: Isabel Muñoz and Martine Mertens as well as Equality councilor: Rocío Guijarro joined our president María Jaén Barandiarán and our secretary general Ángela Suárez Jaimes to welcome the participants who assisted.



REACT, ever since its creation in 2003, has maintained its main goal to be: prepare professionals with diverse career paths who are interested in joining REACT also from the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE). This year this course takes in people who have traveled from different parts of the world such as Afghanistan, Argentina, Cameroon, Colombia, Spain, Ethiopia, Mexico, Nigeria and Togo with the purpose of providing necessary knowledge and abilities to achieve a good management in peacebuilding and conflict prevention.

In this edition, REACT has the honor to receive professors and lecturers who have vast knowledge in humanitarian action, human rights, gender equality, peace missions, etc. and they also have the experience of working in international organizations such as the United Nations, European Union, OSCE, OTAN, International Committee of the Red Cross, NGOs with a humanitarian nature, among others.



For our first course that took place yesterday, our participants attended the lecture regarding the topic International Human Rights Law taught by Professor Adam Dublin who was a legal fellow in the United Nations Office of the Co-Prosecutors at the Cambodian genocide tribunal and also worked in India in issues related to human rights and girls and women’s protection.



Tools for the integration of gender equality in the classroom

Tools for the integration of gender equality in the classroom


Free awareness Webminar for Teaching Staff in which the following topics will be discussed:

  1. Explanation of the gender system and its repercussions on the staff and on the social structure.
  2. Effects the gender division system on the educational system.
  3. Once all the information has been presented, tools to promote a positive social change inside the classroom will be offered.


Providing the teaching staff with the necessary tools to identify inequalities in education, and to develo a non-sexist education that provides values of equality and helps to overcome discrimination ans social prejudice. Providing with the necessary resources to carry out egalitarian educational practivces in the classroom as well.

Our guest speaker will be Celia Garrido, who has previously collaborated with us in different formations with gender perspective. Celia is a consultant, trainer and expert on gender equality and violence.

  • She was part of the project to prevent sexist violence in education “not only punches hurt”.
  • She is also part of the teaching staff of the Master in Maltrato y violencia de género – UNED.
  • She designs and develops awarenes, reflection and training workshops for different public and private entities.


For the 2021 edition, due to the health situation we are facing nowadays, the webminar will be carried out through the ZOOM platform.

Dates: Wednesday the 14th and Thursday the 15h of April, 2021
Time: 4PM-8PM
Cost: FREE”







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