PRISIONS

Voluntary support for trans* persons imprisoned in the Catalan territories

ACATHI’s main aim in this project is to offer volunteer support to trans* persons imprisoned inside the Catalan territory through periodic visits at the request of the inmates. In this way we generate spaces of active listening where their needs, aspirations, doubts and problems in relation to their identity/gender expression are recognised, offering positive models that help combat prejudices and stigmas against trans* persons.

Other objectives are:

  • To give information to professionals at the penal centres about the realities of trans* persons (concepts, legislation, resources…).
  • To promote activities (workshops, living libraries…) that favour the recognition and inclusion of sexual and gender diversity, with the aim of preventing discrimination that can exist inside the penal environment.