I’m a Spanish psychologist, educator and researcher currently living in Germany.
I’m passionate about languages and the transcultural exchange of information, insights and experiences. I’m obsessed with the grey areas and everything that is not binary. Writing and translating stories is a way to spread the subleties and details about many important issues that go unreported by the mass media.
I believe in the power of online and offline social networks to build and broaden ideas and projects and organise collective action, and I use both, a lot.
Latest posts by Elisa Marvena
"Although COVID-19 dampened participation in many countries, women still raised their voices on the streets on different continents, especially as the pandemic has worsened inequalities faced by women."
"[We need to] eradicate authoritarianism, sexism, personal autocracy and other ills that have penetrated the political culture of the country"
While 100 people were reported to be released from prison, the efforts for those who remain behind bars and denounce human rights abuses continue.
Before the project began, one-fifth of the school's students had been absent. Now they're all back in the classroom.
The political and emotional challenges of diaspora activism are complex: "Receiving news firsthand also means feeling it firsthand."
"The legal possibilities are next to none. The act of making an accusation is a gesture of symbolic justice. It is the first step in facing the trauma."
"If something should be clear, it is that the youth won't ever be the same. We won't see the places where the massacre occurred in the same way."
With Top Manta's creation, Spain's informal workers open the door to new possibilities and recognize a victory in their daily confrontation against police violence and European authorities' institutional racism.
Idrissa Diallo died in policy custody in Barcelona. Today, the city is mobilising to pay tribute to his life and asking for his name to be given to a square.
Spanish Activist Helena Maleno's Trial in Morocco Is ‘a Way to Intimidate’ Human Rights Defenders, Her Supporters Say
Helena Maleno is accused of participating in a human trafficking network for her work assisting migrants who run into trouble during the dangerous Mediterranean Sea crossing to Europe.
"I would like to continue thinking that I tried to create a revolution in the best way I knew how."