More speakers at the 2nd World Forum on Urban Violence: Michael Robinson, Proactiva Open Arms, Ana Pastor, United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime, and more

This Monday 5 November, the 2nd World Forum on Urban Violence and Education for Coexistence and Peace is kicking off at Matadero Madrid. Until 8 November, there will be a host of panels, workshops, discussions and side events focused on the eradication of violence in urban environments.

The panels, coordinated by renowned journalists, will be the perfect place to share interesting experiences. In addition, there will be 96 self-organised workshops and 30 side events by international or social organisations, political institutions or citizens.

Below you will find some of the talks to be delivered in the context of the Forum and the journalists who will act as moderators of the principal roundtable discussions.

Journalists:

1. Michael Robinson (England, 1958): Retired footballer, charismatic TV host (Informe Robinson, Acento Robinson) and sports commentators in numerous shows on Movistar+ in Spain, where he has lived since 1987. He will be the moderator of the panel on ‘Violence in sports’.


2. Hilario Pino (Spain, 1962): Cohost of Más vale tarde (La Sexta) and contributor to La Sexta Noche. He will be the moderator of the panel on ‘Violence driven by aporophobia and social exclusion’.


3. Marta Nebot (Spain, 1975): Contributor to the newspaper Público and Punto Radio. She will be the moderator of the panel on ‘Violence against women’.


4. Susanna Griso (Spain, 1969): Hostess of TV show Espejo Público (Antena 3) and recipient of the Ondas Award for Best Host in 2017. She will be the moderator of the panel on ‘Violence driven by radicalisation, extremism and international terrorism’.


5. Puri Beltrán (Spain): Director of the radio show A Vivir Madrid (Cadena SER). She will be the moderator of the panel on ‘Violence in social media’.


6. Ana Pastor (Spain, 1977): Hostess of the show El Objetivo (La Sexta). She will be the moderator of the panel on ‘Violence against refugees and displaced persons: refugee cities’.


7. Marta Reyero (Spain, 1965): Hostess of midday news show Noticias Cuatro (Cuatro). She will be the moderator of the panel on ‘Violence against children.


8. Montserrat Domínguez (Spain, 1963): Editor of El País Sunday supplement. She will be the moderator of the panel on ‘Violence driven by racism and xenophobia’.


9. Paloma del Río (Spain, 1960): One of the pioneer female sports reporters in Spain. She hosts sports shows featuring rhythmic gymnastics, figure skating and equestrian disciplines on Televisión Española (TVE). She will be the moderator of the panel on ‘Violence driven by LGBT-phobia’.


10. Gemma Nierga (Spain, 1965): Hostess of Catalan TV show Els meus pares (TV3). She was co-director and co-host of the successful radio show Hoy por hoy (Cadena SER). She will be the moderator of the panel on ‘Violence and urban inequality, public spaces and access to housing’.


11. Sonia Sánchez: Director of Communications at Paradores – a national company that promotes quality tourism in Spain – since September 2018. She was Head of the politics section at Cadena SER for seven years. She will be the moderator of the panel on ‘Violence and corruption’.


12. José Manuel Vidal: Director of religiondigital.com, a leading newspaper on religious affairs. He will moderate the panel on ‘Interfaith dialogue against violence’.


Experiences:

  • Raúl Sánchez: Co-producer of the documentary 26 de abril: Play Again, where he also appears. His documentary will be screened at the panel on ‘Violence in sports’. Actually, he himself was a victim of this type of violence. Currently, he is devoted to telling his story so as to raise awareness and promote a change in attitudes and values in sports. Go to video.
    • Date: 5 November
    • Time: 7-9pm
    • Venue: Nave Terneras
  • Laura López: Member of the Volunteering, Participation and External Training programme at Fundación RAIS-Observatorio Hatento. Hatento is an initiative run by RAIS, an independent, pluralistic, non-for-profit organisation established in 1998 that works to eradicate homelessness. It is supported by numerous institutions that help homeless people and human rights advocates. Her experience will be presented at the panel on ‘Violence driven by aporophobia and social exclusion’.
    • Date: 5 November
    • Time: 7-9pm
    • Venue: Casa del Lector-Auditorium
  • María Fernanda Pacheco Punceles: Representative of ‘Bájale al acoso’, an app for mobile devices to report sexual harassment in public transport in Quito, Ecuador. It received an award from the World Bank. Go to video.
    • Date: 6 November
    • Time: 2-4pm
    • Venue: Casa del Lector-Auditorium.
  • Manuel Vázquez Seijido,
  • Director of CENESEX (Cuba). He will show how to combat hate crimes motivated by sexual orientation at the panel on ‘Violence driven by LGBT-phobia’. Go to video.
    • Date: 7 November
    • Time: 4pm
    • Venue: Cineteca-Sala Plató
  • Juanfe Jiménez: Representative of Proactiva Open Arms, an NGO that rescues people trying to reach the shores of Europe while fleeing armed conflicts, poverty or persecution in the Mediterranean. He will share his experience at the panel on ‘Violence against refugees and displaced persons: refugee cities’.
    • Date: 7 November
    • Time: 4pm
    • Venue: Nave 16
  • Mohamed Sefiani,
  • Mayor of Chefchaouen, Morocco, and President of the Mediterranean Medinas Network, an association that promotes and protects old quarters in North African cities. He will participate in the panel on ‘Violence driven by racism and xenophobia’.
    • Date: 7 November
    • Time: 6pm
    • Venue: Cineteca-Sala Plató.
  • Constantine Miltchev Palicarsky,
  • Official at the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice area. A lawyer with 20 years’ experience, he has implemented and headed projects against corruption in public administrations and civil society organisations. He has been a consultant at numerous European and UN programmes. He will participate in the panel on ‘Violence and corruption’.
    • Date: 8 November
    • Time: 9am
    • Venue: Cineteca-Sala Plató