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.

2021: 16th edition of the award

This year’s edition, which is being held under the motto “Anti-sexist BCN; “Disobey sexism”, aims to provide support for projects working on the prevention of gender-based violence, focusing on masculinities and the sexist social and cultural values that encourage, legitimise, sustain and reproduce this type of violence.

Projects can be submitted from 1 to 26 September 2021.

Awards Ceremony
The awards ceremony was held on 23 November at 7 pm at the Espai Calàbria 66  and broadcast live on YouTube.

The prize was for the CooperaSec Association’s “Prenem la paraula!” project.

You can watch the video of the ceremony here.