Involvement in Maternal Care by Migrants and Ethnic Minorities: A Narrative Review

Reference: De Freitas, C., Massag, J., Amorim, M. & Fraga, S. (2020). “Involvement in maternal care by migrants and ethnic minorities: a narrative review”. Public Health Reviews 41 5, 41: 5. Abstract: Background. Guidelines for improving the quality of maternal health services emphasise women’s involvement in care. However, evidence...

15 October, 2021

CESPYD Attends Fundamental Rights Forum 2021 to Discuss Role of Roma Girls in Advocacy and Political Participation

CESPYD asiste al Fundamental Rights Forum 2021 para hablar del rol de las niñas gitanas en la abogacía y la participación política el día 12 de octubre a las 14.30 horas (CET). Para más información, os dejamos el enlace de la sesión:  Welcome to the Fundamental Rights Forum 2021...

11 October, 2021

Psychosocial Benefits and Costs of Activism among Female Migrant Domestic Workers in Southern Spain

Reference: Aceros, J. C., Duque, T. & Paloma, V. (2021). Psychosocial benefits and costs of activism among female migrant domestic workers in Southern Spain. Journal of Community Psychology. Abstract: Economic migrant women often experience oppressive living and working conditions in the receiving societies. Activism is a liberatory behavior these...

9 June, 2021

Hacia la Equidad en Salud en Andalucía: Diagnóstico de la Incorporación de una Perspectiva Sensible a la Diversidad Cultural y al Género en las Políticas y Servicios Sanitarios

Reference: Garrido, R. (2019). Hacia la Equidad en Salud en Andalucía: Diagnóstico de la incorporación de una perspectiva sensible a la diversidad cultural y al género en las políticas y servicios sanitarios. Sevilla: MAD África. Abstract: Este estudio se enmarca en el proyecto Nder: Alzando la voz desde los feminismos...

29 January, 2021

Energy Poverty in Torreblanca and Polígono Sur: The Current Situation

The group of Roma women from Polígono Sur and Torreblanca, through their grassroots organization YILÓ, @somosyilo, is denouncing the constant problems in their neighborhoods due to the constant power cuts. They expressed this situation during a heat wave last August, now, in the middle of a cold wave, the cuts...

22 January, 2021

Seven Midwives in Dajla

Funded by: Diputación de Sevilla, Ayuntamiento de Carmona y Universidad de Sevilla
Coordinator: Fátima León Larios
Duration: Mayo 2017

14 December, 2020

A Reproductive Justice Lens in COVID19 Times: the Rights of Roma Girls

On World Children’s Day in the climate of COVID-19 we must highlight the urgent challenge to protect the rights of Roma girls across Europe. COVID-19 has marked a grim time in which Roma girls have experienced a significant loss in their closest networks, insufficient resources to continue their schooling at home, the...

1 December, 2020

RoMoMatteR: Empowering Roma Girls’ Mattering through Reproductive Justice

Reference: Garcia-Ramirez, M., Soto-Ponce, B., Albar-Marín, M.J., Parra-Casado, D.L., Popova, D., & Tomsa, R. (2020). RoMoMatteR: Empowering Roma Girls’ Mattering through Reproductive Justice. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health,17(22), 8498. doi: Abstract: Aim: To present a protocol study directed at tackling gender discrimination against Roma girls by...

18 November, 2020

Barriers to and Facilitators of Community Participation among Latinx Migrants with Disabilities in the United States and Latinx Migrant Workers in Canada: An Ecological Analysis

Reference: Suarez-Balcazar, Y., Viquez, F., Miranda, D., & Early, A.R. (2020). Barriers to and facilitators of community participation among Latinx migrants with disabilities in the United States and Latinx migrant workers in Canada: An ecological analysis. Journal of Community Psychology, 48 (8), 2773-2788. doi: 10.1002/jcop.22452 Abstract: Abstract Individuals migrate to improve their...

29 October, 2020

Citizen’s Concentration: Human rights have no borders

A la opinión pública: El final del verano y el comienzo del otoño, que en muchos espacios se considera comienzo de nuevos proyectos y procesos, se presenta nefasto en general y especialmente denigrante para el colectivo de personas migrantes en España y Europa. Y aunque podemos seguir pensando que es...

13 October, 2020

A Community-Based Participatory Action Research for Roma Health Justice in a Deprived District in Spain

Reference: Miranda, D. E., Garcia-Ramirez, M., Balcazar, F. E., & Suarez-Balcazar, Y. (2019). A Community-Based Participatory Action Research for Roma Health Justice in a Deprived District in Spain. International journal of environmental research and public health, 16(19), 3722. doi: Abstract: Addressing health disparities and promoting health equity for Roma...

1 July, 2020

COVID-19 Effects on Roma Health Rights and Social Determinants in Seville

Seville, 16 May 2020. Following the meeting with the Mayor of Seville, Juan Espadas, on Wednesday 6th May, Roma women, CESPYD, Studio 41013 and other collaborators developed a policy brief with a set of recommendations that have been proposed to the City Council. Roma populations of Seville suffer a constant violation of their human...

16 May, 2020

Advocating for Roma Rights in the Face of the Coronavirus Crisis

Seville, 8 May 2020. CESPYD, together with a group of Roma women, leaders of community organizations, researchers and journalists are concerned about the consequences that the crisis of the coronavirus is having on the neighbors who live in the most unjust conditions during the confinement period in Seville (Spain). In...

8 May, 2020

A Peer Support and Peer Mentoring Approach to Enhancing Resilience and Empowerment among Refugees settled in Southern Spain

Reference: Paloma, V., de la Morena, I., Sladkova, J., & López‐Torres, C. (2020). A peer support and peer mentoring approach to enhancing resilience and empowerment among refugees settled in southern Spain. Journal of Community Psychology, 48 (5), 1438-1451. Abstract: This study aims to analyze the processes of resilience and empowerment...

2 April, 2020

La Participación Socio-política de las Mujeres Negras Africanas en Sevilla (España)

Reference: Garrido, R., & Cubero, A. (2019). La participación socio-política de las mujeres negras africanas en Sevilla (España). ODISEA. Revista de Estudios Migratorios, 6, 1-30. Abstract: La progresiva feminización de las migraciones no se ha traducido en el aumento de la participación de las mujeres migrantes en las sociedades receptoras. Probablemente,...

3 October, 2019

Narratives against Gender-based Violence in a Community of Pakistani Women in Norway

Reference: Arild, A., Escobar-Ballesta, M., & García-Ramírez, M. (2017). Narratives against gender-based violence in a community of Pakistani women in Norway. Fokus på Familien, 3, 227-245. doi: 10.18261/issn.0807-7487-2017-03-05 Abstract: Gender-based violence (GBV) is a global and trans-cultural challenge of systemic nature, and migrant women seem to be especially vulnerable to such atrocities,...

28 December, 2017

The Voice and Look of Young Refugees in Greece: Photovoice as a Community Action-Research Tool

Reference: Garrido, R., & Delgado, A. (2017). La Voz y la Mirada de Jóvenes Refugiados/as en Grecia: Photovoice como Herramienta de Investigación-Acción Comunitaria. Papeles de Trabajo sobre Cultura, Educación y Desarrollo Humano / Working Papers on Culture, Education and Human Development. Número monográfico “5th International Health Humanities Conference”. Abstract: In April 2016, a photovoice workshop was held...

10 December, 2017

Implementing a Cultural Competence Training as a Psychopolitical Empowerment Process

Reference: Acosta, M. E., Albar, M. J., García-Ramírez, M., & Aguilera, A. (2017). Implementing a cultural competence training as a psychopolitical empowerment process. Journal of Prevention and Intervention in the Community, 45, 70-80. doi: Abstract: The cultural competence training (CCT) of health care professionals represents a useful resource to face the...

28 July, 2017

Spanish Adaptation of the Scale of Psychological Empowerment in the Workplace

Reference: Albar, M. J., García-Ramírez, M., López, A. y Garrido, M. (2012). Spanish Adaptation of the Scale of Psychological Empowerment in the Workplace. The Spanish Journal of Psychology, 15, 793-800. Abstract: The objective of this study is to adapt and translate into Spanish Spreitzer’s Psychological Empowerment Scale (1995a). A process of...

22 December, 2012

A Liberation Psychology Approach to Acculturative Integration of Migrant Populations

Reference: Garcia-Ramirez, M., de la Mata, M., Paloma, V. y Hernandez-Plaza, S. (2011). A liberation psychology approach to acculturative integration of migrant populations. American Journal of Community Psychology, 47, 86–97. doi: Abstract: This paper describes an acculturative integration approach that stresses the contribution of liberation psychology. Immigrant integration is a challenge...

22 December, 2011

Contributions of Liberation Psychology to the Integration of the Immigrant Population

Reference: Albar, M. J., Garcia-Ramirez, M., El Karkri, M., Luque-Ribelles, V. et al. (2010) .Contributions of Liberation Psychology to the Integration of the Immigrant Population. Psychosocial Intervention, 19, 223-234. Abstract: Mobility is a human dimension that has been a part of human behaviour since humanity began. However, the actual exodus of...

1 March, 2010

New Settlement and Wellbeing in Oppressive Contexts: A Liberation Psychology Approach

Reference: Hernández-Plaza, S., García-Ramírez, M., Camacho, C., & Paloma, V. (2010). New settlement and wellbeing in oppressive contexts: A liberation psychology approach. In S.C. Carr (Ed.), The psychology of Global Mobility (pp. 235-256). New York: Springer. Full text:

18 January, 2010

Acculturative Integration, Self and Citizenship Construction: The Experience of Amal-Andaluza, a Grassroots Organization of Moroccan Women in Andalusia

Reference: Paloma, V., Garcia-Ramirez, M., de la Mata, M., & Association AMAL-Andaluza. (2010). Acculturative integration, self and citizenship construction: The experience of Amal-Andaluza, a grassroots organization of Moroccan women in Andalusia. International Journal of Intercultural Relations, 34, 101–113. doi: Abstract: This paper describes the role of grassroots associations in...

1 January, 2010

Gendering Peace and Liberation: A Participatory-action Approach to Critical Consciousness Acquisition among Women in a Marginalized Neighborhood

Reference: Luque-Ribelles, V., Garcia-Ramirez, M. y Portillo, N. (2009). Gendering peace and liberation: A participatory-action approach to critical consciousness acquisition among women in a marginalized neighborhood. In The Psychology of Liberation: Theory and Application. Nueva York: Springer. Full text:

2 June, 2009