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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
  • Aina Estarellas Roca
Vice-president
  • Ester Quintana Porras
Secretary
  • Jordi de Senespleda Puigdefàbregas
Treasurer
  • Pau Berbel Ortega
Spokesperson
  • Irene Santiago Santiago
  • Andreu Van den Eynde
  • Carmen Juares Palma
  • Blanca Garcés Mascareñas
  • Jordi Bosch de Borja

Technical team

Directors
  • Anaïs Franquesa Griso
  • Andrés Garcia Berrio
Sustainability
  • Irene Garcia Terrades
  • Raquel M. Martinez
  • Lucia Escobedo Marín
SAIDAVI and Strategic Litigation
  • Alba Guasch Casadevall
  • Sònia Olivella Saludes
  • Marta Vallverdú Santiago
  • Elisenda Pradell Gejo
  • Laura Medina Ferreras
  • Marta Bolinches Chordá
  • Samuel Guerrero
Advocacy and Control of the Security Forces
  • Irene Urango i Montilla
Migration policy and Border
  • Siham Jessica Korriche
Defending civil society space
  • Cèlia Carbonell
Deprivation of liberty
  • Mireia Salazar Gabarró
Transitional Justice
  • Cèlia Carbonell
  • Sònia Olivella
Psychosocial
  • Elisenda Pradell Gejo
  • Natàlia Abrego Cantalejo
  • Paula Rossi
Communication
  • Valentina Lazo i Escudero
  • Raquel M. Martinez

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.