The event takes place in Barcelona from 16th to 23rd July to contribute into more inclusive societies through the struggle for the rights of LGBTIQ+ people.
Servei Civil Internacional (SCI) organizes the Peaceweek, an event created to strengthen the capacities of SCI and youth LGBTIQ+ organizations in order to contribute into more inclusive societies through the struggle for the rights of LGBTIQ+ people and the promotion of volunteering as a tool to erase hate speech towards LGBTIQ+ people.
The main objectives are to create a safe space for the participants to strengthen their capacities; get to know the realities of the different countries (institutional discriminations, violations of rights, LGBTIQ+ movement, resistance, alliances, asylum procedures); promote volunteerism and active citizenship as tools of social transformation, and explore topics such as the connection between LGBTIQ+ communities and different groups/movements (feminists, sex workers, refugees/migrants).
The activity is like a workcamp with an important part of study session. The participants will exchange good practices, know local projects and commit to take concrete actions supporting the struggles of feminist and LGBTIQ+ movements and eliminate hate speech. Therefore, the training will be a mix of training and reflection on existing practices and planning for the future.
You can get more information about the event or its programme in this link.