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Friday, 9 March 2018
Rosa M. Tristán


The journalist and correspondent in the Middle East, Angeles Espinosa, presented last February in Madrid (Casa Asia) his latest book, ' women's time. Asian Chronicles ', edited by the line of the horizon, in which it gathers a selection of his Chronicles, interviews and articles that has developed for the newspaper EL PAÍS from the mainstreaming of gender issues. Espinosa it will donate 40% of the rights of author of this work to projects of Alliance for solidarity in Jordanintended primarily for Syrian refugees and focused attention to cases of GBV

Espinosa, current correspondent of EL PAÍS in Dubai, has three decades reporting on conflicts, changes, progress and setbacks of the female population in relation to gender equality, both in the Middle East and elsewhere in Asia. In his writings reflected as the transformations that have taken place in spite of the situation of extreme inequality has not disappeared and continue under the weight of tradition. The book, however, reveals that some achievements, despite the many goals that remain to achieve can be held.

Alliance for solidarity works in Jordan for more than 10 years and since the start of the war in Syria, primarily with the refugees in this country, through clinics that offer sexual and reproductive women health care, as well as mechanisms detection and care of cases of sexual violence and gender. We have collaborated in putting up three clinics in the cities of Madaba and Jerash and Aljoun, two centres for women in Maqfrac and Irbid, where response services are given to this type of violence through legal counselling, psychosocial care and activities of awareness-raising and improving the self-esteem of underserved women. Gender-based violence has increased more than 30% with the movement generated by the war, according to a study conducted by the Spanish NGO.

We thank Angeles Espinosa its solidarity commitment to refugees and vulnerable women and Announces all funds donated through the book "Women's time" will go entirely to the maintenance of this project, which is they performed more than 20,000 care each year.

Specialized in the Arab and Islamic world, rather than in Dubai, Espinosa has been the correspondent in Tehran, Baghdad, Cairo and Beirut and has covered conflicts in Iran, Iraq, Syria, Afghanistan, Lebanon, Palestine, Yemen and the Arab spring as Special Envoy. He has to his credit numerous awards such as the Ortega y Gasset of journalism (2002 and 2003), the International Press Club (2003), or the Victor de la Serna (2011), as well as the Commission of the order of Civil merit.

The line of the horizon, founded by Pilar Rubio Remiro, is imprint focused on the trip and their cultures. Born of curiosity and the movement, the desire to share a passionate look about the world and its inhabitants, through titles that invite us to think, to reflect, to live the experience of the journey and reading in a radically transformed world by nomadic habits and relations.

For more information regarding the book the horizon: Meritxell Álvarez

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