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Gender-based violence to be addressed in Aguas Buenas school initiative



“Building a Future Without Violence: Eradicating Gender-Based Violence From School” is an initiative that seeks to address social issues through educational workshops and interactive activities in schools.

By The Star Staff


In response to the urgent need to address the issue of gender-based violence, the municipality of Aguas Buenas announced the start of a series of talks aimed at students from public schools in the town.


In an effort to eradicate gender-based violence from an early age, an initiative entitled “Building a Future Without Violence: Eradicating Gender-Based Violence From School,” seeks to address social issues through educational workshops and interactive activities in schools.


“Gender-based violence harms our society and it is urgent to identify all possible tools to stop this social problem,” Aguas Buenas Mayor Karina Nieves Serrano said. “For this reason, we decided to start this project, which has the endorsement of the Department of Education and its school principals to educate our children about the importance of respect, equality and empathy.”


“This educational program will consist of talks given by experts in the field, who will offer crucial information about the different types of violence and how to identify and prevent them, as well as foster healthy and respectful relationships,” the mayor said. “These talks will be adapted to the different ages and levels of understanding of the students, from sixth grade to fourth grade, to ensure that the message reaches all participants effectively.”


In addition to the talks, interactive and dynamic activities will promote open dialogue, the exchange of ideas and personal reflection, in order to educate young people in a comprehensive way, creating a safer and more equitable school and social environment for all, Nieves Serrano noted.


The initiative will impact a total of 1,975 students from the Alfonso López O’Neill, Pedro Albizu Campos, SU Bayamoncito, Carmen D. Ortiz, Luis Muñoz Marín and Superior Urbana schools and the Juego, Exploro y Aprendo Educational Center.

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Oscar Melendez
Oscar Melendez
21 feb

Better yet- use the teachers already working in the Education Department to give monthly lessons on good behavior, ethics and peaceful resolution of controversies

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