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20.11.17: The many ingredients for the soup of domestic violence // Mexican focus – Paloma Ayala

November 20, 2017 @ 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm


This time The Analog Session hosts activists, artists, social workers, teachers, psychologists in Zürich to voice out concerns about domestic violence. They will share their knowledge about specific topics, such as types of violence, demographics of violence, organizations helping victims of domestic violence, and other helpful information. In a comfortable and pseudo-domestic situation, we invite anyone who wishes to participate to make a delicious vegetable soup with us while we talk about the affect of domestic violence in our relations to other humans and our environment.

We will screen videos such as “Christmas Dinner” (Paloma Ayala, 2016) and “De Cuerpo Presente” (Marcela Fernandez Violante, 1997), amongst others, as a starting point for the conversation.
This is an open event for people from all cultural backgrounds.
languages: English, Spanish, German.

About Mexico:

“Domestic violence, which is common across Latin America, is becoming increasingly lethal in many parts of Mexico […]. Domestic violence claims range from abuse by an intimate partner (including sexual violence) and repressive social norms to child abuse and incest. Perpetrators are mostly husbands and fathers […] In Mexico, the most recent official nationwide survey indicates that 44.9% of women have suffered some form of violence in their homes, with 25.8% of women reporting physical violence; 11.7% sexual violence; 56.4% economic violence; and 89.2% emotional violence.” (The conversation, 2016) (source)

About Switzerland:

“Swiss police were called out 14,000 times last year – 40 times a day – to deal with cases of domestic violence, the Federal Office of Gender Equality said on Tuesday. It says domestic violence is “fairly widespread” across the country. One in seven victims were minors, and children were present in half of all police interventions. A total of 9,195 people were charged by the police.” (Swissinfo, 2016) (source)




November 20, 2017
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm


Stall 6
Gessnerallee 8
Zurich, Zurich 8001 Switzerland
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