Is an activist and Social educator with wide experience in international cooperation and gifted with great organisational and analytical skills, creativity, assertiveness and resolve. Interpersonal relations and teamwork pose no difficulty for her as she adapts easily, providing both creativity and good humour. Nadia often delivers talks to foster social awareness and activate peace culture and education across the world. She is co-author of three books related to her experiences in Afghanistan and of the theatre piece Nadia, which has been performed both at home and abroad, in which she also plays the lead role.
Was born in La Seu d'Urgell, though since the late 60s she has lived and worked in Badalona. She holds a degree in education and is a qualified teacher of Catalan. Since the 70s she has been involved in a variety of volunteer projects, invariably related to teaching and education. Initially she imparted evening classes to young people who were forced to give up their studies for the sake of a job. For the last fifteen years she has taught language to immigrant people from across the world who now live in different Badalona neighbourhoods, above all at several of the city’s entities such as the Escuela de Adultos de San Roque (San Roque School for Adults) and Mujeres Acogedoras (Welcoming Women). Over the past nine years she has also contributed in a variety of ways to the Acogemos a los Nuevos Inmigrantes (We Welcome New Immigrants) project. Carmen is currently member of our association’s management board and head of Bridges for Peace’s immigrant reception project.
Holds a psychology degree from Barcelona University (UB) as well as an interdisciplinary master’s degree in domestic violence from the Autonomous University of Barcelona (UAB). She has worked as a psychologist at the Colectivo Lilith, Asociación de Mujeres contra la Violencia de Género, a pioneering centre of its kind in Badalona. Having retired, Maria now forms part of Mujeres en Red (Women in the Network), organised by the CAPS (Centre for Analysis and Health Programmes) and the Red Feminista (Feminist Network).