Empowerment: the history and goals of our action
Surt is an association for social action that works to make the economic, social and cultural rights of women effective and to eradicate all forms of discrimination on the basis of gender, with a view to achieving a society with effective gender equality.
Since the beginning, in 1993, we have been a women’s organization committed to the values of gender equality, inclusion, solidarity and social change, run on a transparent, professional and socially efficient basis.
Acting within the diverse fabric of feminism and in the framework of social economy businesses, Surt aims to be a socially transformative project.
Our project is committed to women in their efforts to construct a society with gender equality, free of male violence, in which all work, paid or unpaid, is done regardless of gender identity, and in which the job of sustaining life (caring) is visible, valued and understood as a collective responsibility.
Surt has been recognized by the Catalan Government with the Plaque to Work President Macià (2023), for our work in favour of equal opportunities in labour world, balance of work, personal and family life and coresponsibility in domestic and care work.
We also received an honourable mention by the Generalitat on Justice in Catalonia Day (2016), for its work in defence of women’s rights and its commitment to the values of equality, inclusion, solidarity and social change.
Our work was also acknowledged by the Catalan Institute of Human Rights with the Solidarity Prize (2009), and the Josep Irla Foundation awarded us the Lluís Companys memorial for collectives (2017).