05 January 2024

Open Call Coloring Book Illustration Contest

We are looking for creative and inspiring illustrations that represent the freedom and power that girls have to choose their own profession without the limitations set up by gender stereotypes.  The illustrations should show the unlimited poten- tial that all people have to achieve their goals. If you love drawing and illustration, this is your…, INSTRUCTIONS, 1.    The contest is open to creative people of all ages, with no restrictions on nationality or geographic location. 2.    Participants under the age of 18 must have parental or legal guardian consent to participate. Submission of illustrations implies that such consent has been obtained. 3.    Each participant may submit a maximum of three…, SELECTION PROCEDURES AND AWARDS, 1.    Jury members are illustration experts and gender equality advocates. This team will evaluate all illustrations received and select those that best represent the fight against gender stereotypes, targeting girls, boys, teenagers, and youth. 2.    The winning illustrations will be collected in a digital coloring book; the credits of the person…, HOW TO APPLY, Send your illustrations by e-mail to tercerparaisocuba@gmail.com with the subject line Illustration Contest 2023. Attach the illustrations in digital format along with the requested information (full name, contact phone number, country and city of residence, title of the illustration and description of the idea or concept). Make sure your…
17 February 2023

Learn how to respond to violence

Searching for solutions is a daring, changing, provocative way of responding to a problem, of bringing it face to face with its end, of ceasing to avoid it or beat around the bush, of wiping it off the map once and for all. How wonderful it would be to do it with bullying! How much peace children, adolescents, families and teachers would have if…, Displays of violence practiced by adolescents in the school environment, The first observation in the approach to these adolescents revealed that, although bullying is the English word used for school harassment exercised by peers or teachers, which encompasses dimensions such as physical, psychological, technological and sexual, in Cuba the term is used to refer to teasing, humiliation and mockery, known in Cuban…, How they react to violence and how they would like to respond, When faced with an action/reaction exercise in situations of violence at school, the adolescents responded, almost in their entirety, with an aggressive gesture. If they hit me, I hit back; if they yell at me, I yell; if they laugh at me, I punch them; if they make fun of me in front of people, I yell insults at them. One of the adolescent girls…, Other solutions suggested in the four workshops:  , Communicating better in order to avoid a violent situation, or finding ways for aggressors and their victims to talk and understand each other. Helping aggressors to change, to reflect on the harm they cause to others, to put themselves in the place of others, of those who are the victims of this violence. Remaining calm and in control of our…