Event Date: June 25, 2021
Event type: Talk / conference
Site: House of Culture
Opening times: 20: 00
Housing without a roof organizes the presentation of The journey of Fatou, Virgina Ten's new book. It will be on June 25 at 20:00 p.m. at the House of Culture Denia.
A large part of the population of the countries of sub-Saharan Africa is exposed to the effects of the looting of their natural resources, military conflicts and natural disasters that, together with overpopulation, leads them to extreme poverty.
Every year there is an exodus of thousands of people fleeing situations that threaten their integrity; migrants leave their culture and families behind and embark on a route to Europe trying to achieve a decent life.
During the crossing through the desert and the sea, through dangerous routes, they risk their lives and suffer the consequences of the risks to which they are subjected by the mafias that control human trafficking. Migrants live in extreme conditions, so many of them do not reach their destination and some die on the way before reaching our shores.
This book tells a story that aims to bring the reader closer to the drama these human beings experience every day, inviting them to put themselves in the shoes of Fatou, a young Senegalese who is forced to make this hard journey together with other fellow travelers. each of them has a reason to flee and a story behind it.
The author proposes that, from the other side, the phenomenon of migration in the XNUMXst century can be seen in a different way.
Virginia Ten (Madrid 1958), midwife by profession and traveler out of devotion.
She has dedicated a good part of her life to working in public health, collaborating in international cooperation projects aimed at improving the lives of women in Peru, Nepal, India and Senegal. Throughout his life he has visited more than forty countries and has mixed with their population to learn their way of life.
She is recognized as a tireless defender of equality and women's rights, which is why she has participated in various forums and projects on female genital mutilation, trafficking in women or maternity protection programs.
In these moments, he writes about the stories he has known, throughout a life in contact with women from different parts of the world.