Empowering Resilient Motherhood among African Migrant Women Settled in Seville

Coordinator: Virginia Paloma. Duration: 2023. Abstract: This project aims to find out how motherhood develops in contexts of adversity, as well as to promote the exercise of resilient motherhood among African migrant women settled in Seville. To this end, a participatory needs assessment will be carried out with 30 African...

18 December, 2023

Contribution in The Routledge International Handbook on Posttraumatic Growth

Reference:  Paloma, V., Martínez-Damia, S., de la Morena, I., López-Torres, C., & Berbel, I. (2023). A Community-based intervention to enhance posttraumatic growth among refugees in receiving societies. In R. Berger (Ed.), The Routledge International Handbook on Posttraumatic Growth (pp. 542-555). Routledge. https://doi.org/10.4324/9781032208688 Abstract: This chapter discusses a community-based intervention aimed...

11 December, 2023

CESPYD hosts and participates in the organisation of the 1st International Congress on African and Decolonial Studies: contributions to the deconstruction of academic thought

On 29, 30 November and 1 December 2023, the 1st International Conference on African and Decolonial Studies: contributions to the deconstruction of academic thought was held at the Faculty of Psychology, where members of the CESPYD team participated as the organising committee and made scientific contributions.   To overcome the...

4 December, 2023

A CESPYD Job at Communitypsychology.com

The article “Community participation and subjective wellbeing among the immigrant population in northern Italy: An analysis of mediators”, published in the American Journal of Community Psychology by Martínez-Damia, S., Paloma, V., Luesia, J.F., Marta , E. , and Marzana, D. (https://doi.org/10.1002/ajcp.12652), has been adapted to an informative format and published...

7 November, 2023

Uncovering the relationship between community participation and socio-political control among the migrant population

Reference: Martínez-Damia, S., Paloma, V., Luesia, J.F., Marta, E., & Marzana, D. (2023). Uncovering the relationship between community participation and socio-political control among the migrant population. Journal of Community Psychology. http://doi.org/10.1002/jcop.23085 Abstract: Prior research on psychological empowerment has found that community participation is associated with socio-political control, which takes place...

23 August, 2023

Community participation among immigrants: A generative journey towards personal growth

Reference: Martínez-Damia, S., Marzana, D.; Paloma, V., & Marta, E. (2023). Community participation among immigrants: A generative journey towards personal growth. International Journal of Intercultural Relations. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijintrel.2023.101853 Abstract: Immigrants usually live under oppressive settings and experience social suffering because of the unjust socio-cultural conditions of host societies. Community participation can...

5 July, 2023

Different Media Echo the CIE 2022 Report of the Jesuit Service to Migrants.

The Jesuit Service to Migrants (SJM) has presented its 2022 Annual Report on Foreigners’ Detention Centres (CIE) in Spain, entitled ‘Inequalities that generate inequality’. In this Report, CESPYD has collaborated in anticipation of the main results of a study on the mental health of inmates, carried out in collaboration with...

13 June, 2023

The Mediating Role of Migrant Community-Based Organizations: Challenges and Coping Strategies

Reference: Martínez-Damia, S., Marzana, D.; Paloma, V., & Marta, E. (2023). The mediating role of migrant community-based organizations: Challenges and coping strategies. VOLUNTAS: International Journal of Voluntary and Nonprofit Organizations. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11266-023-00572-0 Abstract: Migrant community-based organizations (MCBOs) are key mediating structures between immigrants and host societies. However, when implementing this role...

8 May, 2023

Activism among female migrant domestic workers: a qualitative study in southern Spain

Reference: Aceros, J.C., Duque, T. & Paloma, V. (2023). El activismo en las migrantes trabajadoras del hogar: Estudio cualitativo en el sur de España. Estudios Fronterizos, 24, e116. https://doi.org/10.21670/ref.2305116 Abstract: Domestic work is an oppressive occupational niche for migrant women. The strategies domestic workers employ to resist this situation have...

5 May, 2023

An Article by Virginia Paloma Recognized as a Top Downloaded Paper by Wiley

The article “The Roles of Settings in Supporting Immigrants’ Resistance to Injustice and Oppression: A policy Statement by the Society for Community Research and Action, Division 27 of the American Psychological Association”, published in the American Journal of Community Psychology, has been recognised by Wiley as one of the most...

31 March, 2023

Virginia Paloma speaks at the European Economic and Social Committee

On 16 March, the final conference of the European ATHENA project “Entrepreneurship as a Path to Socio-Economic Inclusion of Migrant Women” took place at the European Economic and Social Committee. The objective of the event was to present and discuss with the key stakeholders and European politicians the results of...

17 March, 2023

Virginia Paloma speaks at a conference organised by Acción Verapaz

On 8 February, Virginia Paloma, coordinator of CESPYD, took part as a speaker at the 15th Conference on “Citizenship and Migratory Movements: Proposals for Coexistence and Integration”, organised by the Acción Verapaz association and the parish of San Jacinto (Seville).

9 February, 2023

CESPYD hosts the Preparatory Meeting for the III Ibero-American Permanent Forum “Afro-descendant Women and Human Rights Defenders”

CESPYD, in collaboration with the Haurralde Foundation and the Asociación Afro y Defensoras de Derechos Humanos (Colombia), has held the first preparatory meeting of the “III Ibero-American Permanent Forum of Afro-descendant Women and Human Rights Defenders”.   This preparatory meeting took place in the Faculty of Psychology of the University...

6 February, 2023

Africa in Andalusian Universities: Research Articles on Feminisms, Migrations, Education, Health, Agriculture and Social and Racial Inequalities

Reference: Ríos-Vicente, L., Paloma, V., & Velo-Ramírez, S. (2022). Discriminación Percibida, Identidad y Satisfacción con la Vida: Una Comparación entre las Personas Senegalesas residentes en Senegal y en el sur de España [Perceived Discrimination, Identity and Life Satisfaction: A Comparison between Senegalese Residents in Senegal and Southern Spain]. En M. Adamuz-Santos...

14 December, 2022

El Activismo de las Trabajadoras del Hogar Latinoamericanas en Sevilla

Reference: Duque, T., Aceros, J.C., & Paloma, V. (2022). El activismo de las trabajadoras del hogar latinoamericanas. Sevilla: Asociación de Trabajadoras y Trabajadores del Hogar de Sevilla, Universidad Industrial de Santander & Universidad de Sevilla. Presentation: En primavera del año 2020 realizamos un trabajo de investigación en el que entrevistamos...

5 June, 2022

Experience of Discrimination during COVID-19 Pandemic: the Impact of Public Health Measures and Psychological Distress among Refugees and other Migrants in Europe

Reference: Marchi, M., Magarini, F.M., Chiarenza, A., Galeazzi, G.M., Paloma, V., Garrido, R., et al. (2022). Experience of discrimination during COVID-19 pandemic: the impact of public health measures and psychological distress among refugees and other migrants in Europe. BMC Public Health 22, 942. https://doi.org/10.1186/s12889-022-13370-y. Abstract: Background. The COVID-19 pandemic has...

15 May, 2022

Sociopolitical Development of Female Migrant Domestic Workers in Southern Spain: A Qualitative Study of a Pathway against Injustice

Reference: Duque, T., Aceros, J.C., & Paloma, V. (2022). Sociopolitical development of female migrant domestic workers in southern Spain: A qualitative study of a pathway against injustice. Journal of Community & Applied Social Psychology. http://doi.org/10.1002/casp.2613. Abstract: Domestic work is a sector characterized by various forms of injustice, prompting some women...

19 April, 2022

Impact of COVID-19 Pandemic on the Psychological Well-being of Migrants and Refugees Settled in Spain

Reference: Garrido, R., Paloma, V., Benítez, I., Skovdal, M., Verelest, A. & Derluyn, I. (2022). Impact of COVID-19 pandemic on the psychological well-being of migrants and refugees settled in Spain. Ethnicity & Health. https://doi.org/10.1080/13557858.2022.2035692. Abstract: Objectives. The COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated health inequalities worldwide, having a disproportionately harsh impact on...

12 February, 2022

Community-engaged Asset Mapping with Latinx Immigrant Families of Youth with Disabilities

Reference: Suarez‐Balcazar, Y., Early, A., Miranda, D. E., Marquez, H., Maldonado, A. & Garcia‐Ramirez, M. (2021). Community-engaged asset mapping with Latinx immigrant families of youth with disabilities. American Journal of Community Psychology, 1–13. https://doi.org/10.1002/ajcp.12578. Abstract: Asset mapping is a participatory methodology that engages community members in identifying services and settings...

11 January, 2022

Breastfeeding Experiences of Latina Migrants Living in Spain: A Qualitative Descriptive Study

Reference: Iglesias-Rosado, B. & Leon-Larios, F. (2021). Breastfeeding experiences of Latina migrants living in Spain: a qualitative descriptive study. Int Breastfeed J 16, 76. https://doi.org/10.1186/s13006-021-00423-y. Abstract: Background. The migratory flows in Spain have changed due to the arrival of a diverse migrant population. Among the new migrants the Latino collective...

9 November, 2021

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. https://doi.org/10.1186/s40985-020-00121-w. Abstract: Background. Guidelines for improving the quality of maternal health services emphasise women’s involvement in care. However, evidence...

15 October, 2021

The Impact of Formula Industry Marketing on Breastfeeding Rates in Native and Migrant Mothers

Reference: Lisi, C., de Freitas, C. & Barros, H. (2021). “The Impact of Formula Industry Marketing on Breastfeeding Rates in Native and Migrant Mothers”. Breastfeeding Medicine, 16 (9): 725-733. http://doi.org/10.1089/bfm.2021.0041. Abstract: Introduction. Lifelong benefits of breastfeeding are far-reaching. However, optimal breastfeeding practices may be negatively affected by the marketing of...

Migrants’ Involvement in Health Policy, Service Development and Research in the WHO European Region: A Narrative Review Policy and Practice

Reference: MacFarlane, A., Ogoro, M., De Freitas, C., Niranjan, V., Severoni, S. & Waagensen, E. (2021). “Migrants’ involvement in health policy, service development and research in the WHO European Region: A narrative review policy and practice”. Tropical Medicine & International Health. http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/tmi.13643. Abstract: OBJECTIVES. The involvement of individuals and communities...

Conference “El Impacto Social de la Pandemia en la Población Migrante”

Nuestras compañeras de CESPYD, Virginia Paloma y Rocío Garrido, participaron en la Jornada Técnica “El impacto social de la pandemia en la población migrante” organizada por la Concejalía de Bienestar Social del Ayuntamiento de Fuenlabrada (Madrid). Esta tuvo lugar el 24 de marzo de 10 a 12 horas de la mañana...

Virginia Paloma, CESPYD Coordinator, on Noticias 7

En el informativo de 7 TV Andalucía han entrevistado a Virginia Paloma la coordinadora de CESPYD acerca del estudio Apart Together y sus resultados a nivel internacional. Os dejamos el fragmento del informativo en el que podéis ver la entrevista que le hizo Moisés Ruz a nuestra compañera Virginia Paloma. Pinchad...

Mental Health of Refugees and Migrants during the COVID-19 Pandemic: The Role of Experienced Discrimination and Daily Stressors

Reference: Spiritus-Beerden, E., Verelst, A., Devlieger, I., Langer-Primdahl, N., Botelho-Guedes, F., Chiarenza, A., De Maesschalck, S., Durbeej, N., Garrido, R., Gaspar de Matos, M., Ioannidi, E., Murphy, R., Oulahal, R., Osman, F., Padilla, B., Paloma, V., Shehadeh, A., Sturm, G., van den Muijsenbergh, M., Vasilikou, K., Watters, C., Willems, S.,...

11 June, 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. https://doi.org/10.1002/jcop.22610 Abstract: Economic migrant women often experience oppressive living and working conditions in the receiving societies. Activism is a liberatory behavior these...

9 June, 2021

El Impacto Social de la COVID-19 en la Población Migrante

Reference: Paloma, V. & Garrido, R. (2021). ApartTogether: Estudio sobre el impacto psicosocial de la COVID-19 en población migrante y refugiada en España y el mundo. Dosier RECI 3. RECI – Red de Ciudades Interculturales. Abstract: El objetivo de la contribución en este dosier es ofrecer de manera divulgativa los principales...

7 June, 2021

The Role of Contextual Factors in the Electoral Resurgence of Extreme Right-wing Forces in Spain: The Case of Andalusia

Reference: Iglesias-Pascual, R., Paloma, V., & Benítez, I. (2021). The role of contextual factors in the electoral resurgence of extreme right-wing parties in Spain: The case of Andalusia. Political Geography, 86. doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.polgeo.2021.102356  Abstract: Up until the end of 2018, extreme right-wing parties and their anti-immigration discourse, now a common...

18 February, 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

ApartTogether Survey: Preliminary Overview of Refugees and Migrants Self-reported Impact of COVID-19

Reference: World Health Organization. (2020). ApartTogether survey: Preliminary overview of refugees and migrants self-reported impact of COVID-19. Geneva: World Health Organization. Licence: CC BY‐NC‐SA 3.0 IGO. Abstract: ApartTogether is a collaboration between World Health Organization​ and a consortium of research centres led by Prof. Ilse Derluyn and Dr. An Verelst...

20 December, 2020

IMMIGRANT WELFARE AND SOCIAL JUSTICE IN ANDALUSIA: Generating a multilevel dynamic system

Coordinator: Virginia Paloma. Duration: 2014-2016. Abstract: This project aims to develop a systemic, dynamic, and multi-level model that allows explaining and modifying the well-being expressed by the immigrant population residing in Andalusia. For this purpose, it is proposed to use the system dynamics methodology, a mathematical tool that anticipates, through...

14 December, 2020

SEVEN MIDWIVES in Dajla

Coordinator: Fátima León Larios. Duration: May 2017. Abstract: In accordance with Article 36 of the Constitution of the Saharawi Democratic Arab Republic, Saharawi citizens have the right to health protection and health care; the current situation in refugee camps is conditioned by health resources based on cooperation and organized among the...

Strengthening the RESILIENCE PROCESSEE AMONG THE REFUGEE POPULATION settled in Seville

Coordinator: Virginia Paloma. Abstract: The project has aimed to strengthen resilience processes among the refugee population based in Seville. Together with the Spanish Commission for Refugee Aid, this proposal has generated the following products: Printed products: This project has developed a “Community Resource Guide and Map for Refugees in the City...

20 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

Constructions of Burnout, Identity and Self-care in Professionals Working toward the Psychosocial Care of Refugees and Asylum Seekers in Italy

Reference: Marco Gemignani & Massimo Giliberto (2021) Constructions of burnout, identity, and self-care in professionals working toward the psychosocial care of refugees and asylum seekers in Italy, Journal of Constructivist Psychology, 34:1, 56-78. doi: 10.1080/10720537.2019.1700853 Abstract: Professionals who provide psychosocial services to refugees and asylum seekers in Italy are a population at high-risk of job stress...

1 October, 2020

Determinants of Life Satisfaction of Economic Migrants Coming from Developing Countries to Countries with Very High Human Development: a Systematic Review

Reference: Paloma, V., Escobar-Ballesta, M., Galván-Vega, B., Díaz-Bautista, J. D., & Benítez, I. (2020). Determinants of life satisfaction of economic migrants coming from developing countries to countries with very high human development: A systematic review. Applied Research in Quality of Life, 16, 435-455. doi: https://doi.org/10.1007/s11482-020-09832-3 Abstract: Expectations held by economic...

11 May, 2020

APART TOGETHER: Studying the impact of COVID-19 on migrants and refugees

Coordinators: Virginia Paloma and Rocío Garrido. Duration: 2020-2021. Abstract: The current COVID-19 pandemic has a big impact on the whole world. This study aims to better understand the impact of COVID-19 pandemic and the measures taken to prevent it on migrants and refugees around Europe. Up till now there is...

24 April, 2020