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Jiwar Creation & Society

Member since 16.03.2017



Mission and objectives

Jiwar aims at contributing to the social cohesion through the artistic practice. It is from the art how we face the main challenges of contemporaneity, particularly those derived from mobility and intercultural cohabitation.
In this regard, Jiwar is working since 2011 in order to bring into contact some women artists and researchers, especially in the Euro-Mediterranean region, and is supporting intercultural projects which, through the artistic creation, respond to the agenda of social change. Jiwar whishes to prioritise a rich and nourishing neighbourhood with the inhabitants of the city and the district. Gender equality is a transversal value of the project, as well as interculturality and equality, the non-violent struggle, and the equality of opportunities.

Main activities related to gender equality and women's rights

The 2 most emblematic projects in this context are: Entrelacées (interlaced) and the Making Neigh project.
In the first case, we created an equality space around sewing between Catalan old women from Gràcia's neighbourhood and Pakistani young migrant women (Raval, neighbourhood of Barcelona which is completely exceeded by mass tourism in city centre) creating bonds of frendship and exchanging learning and savoir-faire, through the dynamization of a textile artist. In the Making N. project, we worked the intimate identity of women mothers, how their dreams are detached or not from their role imposed by the society as mother figures. Deema Shahin, the women artist who developed the project, is still working around the Mediterranean.

Geographical sphere of activity


Working themes

Culture / Sports / Leasure

Target group(s)

Other, Immigrant and refugee women

Specific years of work experience in gender equality



Address : C/ Astúries 36, 1r, Barcelona, 08012 ,Spain
Telephone : 34655414402
Adress email :
Website :

They are registered on the platform of the Euro-Mediterranean Women's Foundation

Association de Développement Local Méditerranéen (ADELMA)
Women and Gender Unit – Ministry of Social Development
Elmehwar Association for Developing the Egyptian Family
Faculdade de Ciencias Sociais e Humanas
Psycho Social Counseling Center for Women (PSCCW)
Associació Catalana de Dones Directives i Empresaries
Women Empowerment Unit in Jerash Municipality
Sarab Center for Culture and Community Arts
Women'  s Centre for Legal Aid and Counselling
Hassine Karim Glaied
The Individual Initiative for Human Rights  - Masir
Europeans Without Borders
Social Association for Media Profession
Venus Association for the culture and arts
Association Voix d'Ève (AVE)
Le chemin de la dignité
Youth Empowerment Society - YES
Krizia Nardini
Soroptimist Club Marrakech
Assocaition des Femmes Chefs d'Entreprises du Maroc (AFEM)
National Commission for Lebanese Women (NCLW)
Haute Autorité de la Communication Audiovisuelle (HACA)
Research Team on Gender
Arab Women Parlamentarian Network
Etaf Roudan
Istar Montull Mussach
Tamazight Women Movement
SEMNID Association for Social Development
Maysa Hajjaj
Hillary Rodham Clinton Center for Women'    s Empowerment (HCC)
Women’s House for Development
Amadal Presse
Libyan Women Forum (LWF)

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