In this interview Lucía Morale, advisor to the security department of Barcelona city council, about the specific features of the Catalan capital, explains why it is essential to build security policies that are both intersectional and global. She also tells us how, in the context of controlling the pandemic, Barcelona city council has positioned itself as close as possible to the vulnerable populations that have been most strongly affected by the measures implemented to control the spread of COVID-19.
This interview sets forth a number of inspiring solutions to health and violence issues in our neighborhoods. Above all, it presents a progressive, democratic, and human-rights-based approach that invites us to rethink the often simplistic, short-term, reflexive, and repressive responses to insecurity.
Photo: Abdullah Ali