The first phase of the project has now started and mainly implies the collection of socioeconomic data describing the current context of Sidil Bahrouri, one of Tetouan neighbourhoods, and mapping the main social, health and educational centers used on a daily basis by women.

MedCities and the City council of Tetouan met online with the experts that will support the implementation of the COHESIMED project in the neighbourhood of Sidil Bahrouri. The meeting marked the start of the technical works on the field upon the agreement on the implementation calendar until the 31 of May. Acetre Consulting, a firm based in Tetouan, will take in charge the localised coordination of the project, while Col.lectiu Punt 6, a cooperative based in Barcelona, will lead the technical implementation of the activities. 

COHESIMED is funded by the City council of Barcelona and the intervention in Tetouan aims to improve the lives of women in the neighbourhood of Sidil Bahrouri by enhancing the security and quality of their access to the public space and main public facilities. The main specific objectives are: 

  • To improve the experience of women accessing the public space and basic facilities.

  • To improve social cohesion and coexistence in the neighborhood.

  • To strengthen the interinstitutional dialogue between the city council and the social and civil entities.

  • To Increase the knowledge of the city council staff in regards to the gender perspective of local urban policies and deploy concrete follow up interventions targeted to the area. 

The first phase of the project has now started and mainly implies the collection of socioeconomic data describing the current context of Sidil Bahrourir and mapping the main social, health and educational centers used on a daily basis by women. 

For the second phase of the project, a group of women from the district will be invited to participate at a series of workshops to identify the most common areas and centers they visit in their day to day trips. This will be the basis for the group walk-throughs that will provide the needed inputs for the diagnosis of women’s main challenges and needs. 

Two main pilot actions will follow. On the one hand, the mobilization of an informal network of local shop-tenants, workers, social agents, etc. that will learn on how to act in cases of gender-based discriprimination or violence in the street. On the other hand, a draft action plan will be produced for the improvement of women’s safety in the district for its discussion by the municipal city council.

 
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