The present Human Rights Plan aims to answer a question: How can the City Council improve its performance to continue contributing to make the reality of human rights in your city?
Submit your proposals and value those of others and experts from the city council. The most supported proposals will be included in the plan.
The City Council has long been contributing on a daily basis to the defence and promotion of human rights, through all its structures, services, policies and programmes, and is currently one of the cross-cutting axes of the Government's Action Plan. The aim of this Human Rights Plan is to consolidate, reinforce and expand this municipal work, with its many strengths and good practices, to ensure that the City Council continues to fulfil its obligations to respect, protect and fulfil the human rights of all people living in the city.
To this end, the main objective of this Plan is, as stated in the Government's Plan of Action, to mainstream a human rights-based, gender-based and gender-sensitive approach.
intersectionality in municipal policies. This is an innovative conceptual framework developed by the United Nations that places the rights of women and men at the centre of the process.
and gender equity as the foundation, objective and instrument of public policies. Above all, it seeks to strengthen municipal action in the face of the main human rights shortcomings, inequality and poverty that exist in the city and that especially affect women and the most discriminated groups: lesbians, gays, transsexuals, transgender people, bisexuals and intersex people; people belonging to religious or ethnic minorities (gypsy people, afro-descendants, nationalized population, etc.); people with disabilities; and people with disabilities.
disability/functional diversity; older people, young people; people with addictions; migrant and refugee populations; children and adolescents; homeless people; families most affected by the economic crisis or austerity policies.
International and European human rights law.
The main normative source from which this Plan is inspired is international human rights law, and specifically, the 1948 Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) and the main treaties signed and ratified by the national government.
Together with international norms, this Plan is inspired and nourished, secondly, by the set of standards developed by international and European mechanisms that extensively include the main obligations of States in the area of human rights, including environmental rights, as well as the right to development, peace and international solidarity.7 It also includes the commitments acquired in the the scope of the objectives of sustainable development (hereinafter referred to as ODS) and of the so-called Agenda 2030.