Every year since 2005, and within the framework of the Citizen Agreement for a City free of Violence towards Women, Barcelona City Council has called for nominations for the 25 November Award to commemorate the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women.

Based on the premise that gender violence is a serious breach of human rights, Barcelona City Council wants to take steps towards the full citizenship, autonomy and freedom of the women of the city.

The aim of the call is to offer economic and institutional support to help set up the winning projects, which must not have been implemented or only be at the initial stages of implementation.

Target population

  • Natural persons, associations, de facto groups and entities of any kind (commercial, cultural, neighbourhood, etc.) may submit a project, as can leisure and recreational centres, schools and education centres, civic, social, cultural and health facilities and services, and non-profit groups, associations or entities from the city of Barcelona.

2019: 14th edition of the award

Adopting the slogan “BCN Antimasclista i Intercultural” (An intercultural and anti-male chauvinist BCN), the 2019 edition supported initiatives promoting research, visibility and awareness raising or public rejection of the various forms and areas of gender violence affecting the lives of migrant women.

The prize presentation ceremony took place on Monday 25 November 2019 in the Saló de Cent at Barcelona City Hall. You will find photographs of the ceremony in the related links section. 

The winning project in 2019 was Guia de treball i intervenció comunitària per a l’abordatge de les violències masclistes en dones migrants (Guide to work and community action for tackling male violence against migrant women) produced by the t.i.c.t.a.c. cooperative.

The award panel placed special emphasis on the project’s aim of bringing together and integrating diverse groups of women and networking based on the leadership of the women themselves; the creation of synergies with other organisations, also from a trans perspective; the ease with which the project can be replicated in other formats and through other dissemination channels, and also the noteworthy outcome evaluation system.