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Formentera estableix un protocol anticovid al cementeri municipal de Sant Francesc per Tots Sants

foto 2020 cementiriEl Consell de Formentera, a través de l’àrea de Benestar Social, informa que en vista a la pròxima festivitat de Tots Sants s’ha creat un protocol de seguretat amb mesures preventives anticovid i s’ha ampliat l’horari de visita al cementeri municipal de Sant Francesc: el pròxim dissabte 31 d’octubre i diumenge 1 de novembre l’horari d’obertura serà de 9.00h a 14.00h i de 16.00h a 21.00h. Durant els dies anteriors i posteriors es respectarà l’horari habitual: de 9.00h a 18.30h.

Segons ha explicat el conseller de Benestar Social, Rafael Ramírez, l’objectiu és “que aquestes jornades transcorrin amb normalitat i seguretat, per assegurar-ho es faran controls d’aforament i camins segurs pel recinte, garantint així que el veïnat de la nostra illa pugui retre homenatge als seus familiars en aquests dies tradicionals de visita als cementeris”.

L’aforament màxim del cementeri municipal de Formentera, per garantir la distància mínima de seguretat d’1.5 m entre assistents, és de 250 visitants. Els accessos i sortides es realitzaran de manera ordenada i escalonada amb sentits diferenciats d’entrada i la sortida. El control d’accessos estarà supervisat pels membres de protecció civil, personal del Consell i efectius de la Policia Local.

El conseller ha demanat a la població que en la mida del possible facin les visites al cementeri amb antelació “per evitar aglomeracions”. La missa que tradicionalment s’oficia el dia 2 al cementiri tendrà un aforament de 50 persones. Les instal·lacions es desinfectaran amb freqüència i en tot moment s’hauran de respectar les mesures de seguretat de distància interpersonal, ús de mascareta i higiene de mans.

22 d’octubre de 2020
Àrea de Comunicació
Consell de Formentera

cartell TOTS SANTS 2020

Discussion-debate: ‘Leveraging public policy to depathologise trans* identities’

cartell 2020 dia transThe Formentera Department of Equality and LGTBI Affairs reports that this Thursday 22 October, the Consell de Formentera invites islanders to a 7.00pm discussion-debate hosted by Lena Castells on the role of public policy in depathologising trans* identities. Castells heads the branch of the Balearic Islands’ Office of Rights and Diversity that is responsible for coordination and support around sexual and gender diversity.

The gathering will take place in the Consell conference hall (sala d’Actes) and is open to all, although space will be limited. A live-casting of the event is also in the works so that politicians and representatives of LGTBIQ+ groups across the Balearics can tune in as well. “Indeed, they’ll have more to say on the subject than anyone”, predicted Formentera equality and LGTBI chief Vanessa Parellada.

The consellera said it would be the first time Formentera became the stage of a debate involving political leaders and LGTBI associations from across the islands. “Government is always one step behind community groups and civil society”, admitted Parellada, who underscored the importance of “spaces like this one so we can find out first hand what’s expected of us, what needs are out there. It’s good because it pushes us and helps us shape strategy collectively so we can move closer to equal rights for everyone, regardless of gender identity.”

20 October 2020
Department of Communications
Consell de Formentera

Formentera stages lectures, discussions and film screenings for trans* depathologisation day

cartell 2020 dia transEarlier today, the Formentera Department of Equality and LGTBI Affairs unveiled its programme of activities to commemorate International Day of Action for Trans* Depathologisation the third weekend in October. Consellera Vanessa Parellada underscored the importance of “programming that helps normalise gender diversity, build dialogue and mutual support among trans people”.

First on the bill is a 7.00pm film screening this Thursday in La Mola’s Casa del Poble. Italian filmmaker Margherita Ferri’s début effort, Zen sul ghiaccio sottile chronicles the travails of a young person bullied for being masculine. The screening will be emceed by Laura Esteva, the coordinator of OUT (the Balearic Islands Film Festival for Affective Diversity – Palma de Mallorca).

On Thursday 22 October, Lena Castells, who heads the division of the Balearic Islands’ Office of Rights and Diversity responsible for coordination and support around sexual and gender diversity, will lead discussion on the role of public policy in stamping out the practice of treating trans identities as a medical ailment (7.00pm, Sala d’Actes).

Lastly, same time and same place on Tuesday 27 October, the Consell will host a screening of the documentary Resistència Trans, a portrait of trans resistance at a time when awareness is beginning to take root. Lead actor Carmen Fernández will be on hand for a discussion to follow.

5 October 2020
Department of Communications
Consell de Formentera

The message of Eivissa and Formentera’s ‘Feminist Classrooms’? Human rights for women, now more than ever

Tomorrow Thursday to Saturday 19 September, the Balearic Institute of the Woman-hosted and Consell de Formentera-backed Aules Feministes (“Feminist Classrooms”) initiative tackles its latest subject: “The human rights of women, now more than ever”. At Eivissa’s Can Ventosa the clinics will be closed to the public but livecasted, while Hotel Insotel Formentera Playa de Formentera will offer in-person attendance as well as online retransmission of the talks.

On Friday evening, Maria Durán, who chairs the Balearic Institute of the Woman, or IBdona, will be joined by Formentera’s equality chief, Vanessa Parellada, in discussing restoring the life projects of gender violence victims. Parties interested in attending should telephone department staffer Azucena Carrasco at 971.32.12.71, though the talks can also be viewed live on IBdona’s Facebook page and YouTube channel.

2020 is more than IBdona’s twentieth year in existence, it also marks the 25th anniversary of the Beijing World Conference on Women and forty years since the adoption of the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW). Indeed, IBdona describes the group’s latest initiative as a space for learning and reflection that strives for real equality between women and men.

16 September 2020
Department of Communications
Consell de Formentera

Consell announces aid for local seniors and islanders with disabilities

The Department of Social Welfare reports that requests are now being accepted from elderly islanders and Formentera residents with disabilities who wish to benefit from a new round of subsidies totalling €16,000.

Grant money can be used on items ranging from wheelchairs to glasses, contact lenses, dental prosthetics, hearing aids and hospital beds; as well as to cover fees for vehicle modifications and rehabilitation services such as physiotherapy and speech therapy.

Eligible applicants must be residents on the island, 65 or older and have a recognised disability of at least 33%, in addition to completing other requirements. Individuals receiving care off Formentera can apply providing their family is registered on the island. A technical commission will determine the projects that receive funding.

Applications may be submitted to the Formentera Department of Social Welfare (formerly the “Centre Mèdic”) or OAC until 15 October.

15 September 2020
Department of Communications
Consell de Formentera

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