About us

“For oppressed people, it is very important to know that they are not alone. Do not let anyone tell you that what you do is insignificant.” Desmond Tutu

Irídia is an association that works in Catalonia to defend human rights, primarily civil and political. We are committed to combining direct intervention in situations of violation of rights with the development of processes of political and social incidence whose objective is to promote changes in public policies; all this through a stable, sustainable and independent structure.


Mission

To promote and defend human rights, especially civil and political rights, using a methodology based on a combination of strategic litigation, psychosocial intervention, transformative communication, and political advocacy from an intersectional feminist approach.


Vision

To contribute as a useful, rigorous, and independent tool in the state and international Catalan network of social organizations and movements in defence of human rights.


Values

Rigour

Our legal, communication and political advocacy actions must be based precisely on facts and data that are contrasted from a position connected to the social, economic and political reality of the moment.

Social Transformation

Our action to promote and defend rights must be oriented towards generating cultural, social, legal and/or political changes.

Independence

The positions of the entity will be taken independently by its members without pressure from the Administration, political parties, economic or financial powers.

Global Justice

Our organization defends civil and political rights from an economic, environmental, social, gender, and anti-racist justice framework from a global perspective.

Transparency

The entity must give its members and citizens access to the content of strategic decisions taken, as well as economic decisions and its accounting reality.


Board

President
  • Natàlia Abrego Cantalejo
Secretary
  • David Fernández Fuertes
Treasurer
  • Alma Cortés Salgado
Spokesperson
  • Eva Labarta i Ferrer
Spokesperson
  • Marina Marcian García

Technical team

Management
  • Anaïs Franquesa Griso
  • Andrés Garcia Berrio
  • Irene Garcia Terrades
  • Judith Erill Guixé
SAIDAVI
  • Regina García Chavez
  • Marta Valldaura Verdaguer
  • Elisenda Pradell Gejo
  • Sònia Olivella Saludes
  • Marta Bolinches Chordá
  • Marta Tresserras Giné
  • Abel Trias Jurado
Right to protest
  • Laura Medina Ferreras
Psychosocial
  • Natàlia Abrego Cantalejo
Prisons
  • Mireia Salazar Gabarró
Migration and racism
  • Diana Cardona Motjer
Rights of detainees and remembrance
  • Sònia Olivella Saludes
Communication
  • Valentina Lazo i Escudero
Membership management
  • Meritxell Escolà Cruz

Organizational chart

Irídia’s team comprises people with different professional backgrounds: lawyers, psychologists, journalists, political scientists and sociologists that provide expertise in the field of human rights protection. We combine paid technical work with voluntary and activist work.

Membership meeting
Board
  • President
  • Vice-president
  • Secretary
  • Treasurer
  • Spokesperson
Management
Coordination
Plenary
  • Areas of work
  • Care space

Bylaws

The current bylaws of Iridia Association – Centre for the Defence of Human Rights, registered in the Register of Associations on October 19th 2018, are the attached registered Statutes.