Dones Mentores

Social Mentoring from a Gender Perspective

Dones Mentores is an innovative program of Social Mentoring From A Gender Perspective, established in Spain in 2017 and twinned with the Danish National Center for Research and Information on Gender, Equality and Diversity (KVINFO Mentornetvaerk) in Copenhagen.

Network of mentors against gender-based violence

We build networks of specially trained mentors to work in areas of social impact. We believe that mentoring is key tool for change, improving the flexibility of assistance response and making it more adaptable to the needs of women. We promote the proven efficacy of mentoring and its sensitivity as an instrument in aiding recovery for at risk or socially vulnerable women.

Training and support for organisations, associations and institutions

We introduce horizontal action as a complement to specialised attention, collaborating with institutions, organisations, associations, services and teams of trained professionals, through a model that harnesses the participation and testimony of survivors of gender-based violence.

We are very proud of our established alliances with transnational organisations and with initiatives such as KVINFO, leaders in Mentoring from a Gender Perspective.

Specialised instruction in mentoring from a gender perspective

We provide training and support to professionals throughout the entire chain of social care for women; women’s information points; women’s municipal and state care services; specialised intervention services; women’s entities and associations.

Assistance: design and implementation of programs to establish networks of mentors

We adapt the response plan to the specific needs and characteristics of social care services for women.

Coverage expansion: a complement to existing assistance programs

We prepare networks of mentors to act in conjunction with the public-private social care network.

We prepare networks of mentors to act in conjunction with the public-private social care network.

We accompany and supervise all mentoring projects adopted by social care services who have opted for the incorporation of this social intervention tool.


Lores López


Lores López is a jurist specialized in gender violence and equality. She has experience in gender-impact community work and prevention of male violence against women. She has participated in the development and review of local protocols for the comprehensive approach against sexist violence in the Baix Llobregat, a district next to Barcelona.

In Denmark, she met organizations specialized in care for women in situation of male violence (Danske Kvindesamfund) and refugees (Trampolin Huset). She also contacted the Mentoring with gender perspective program of the Denmark’s knowledge center for gender and equality, KVINFO.

She has participated in forums on gender equality and human rights at local, national and international levels. As a result, she acquired a panoramic view of the most common problems in the gender-based violence field and the multiple approaches to combating it.

In 2017, in association with KVINFO, she created Dones Mentores, a social mentoring program with gender perspective. It is based in community and horizontal projects that involve women and promote social participation. It complements the current assistance programs.

Anna Pérez


Anna holds a MSc in Telecommunications Engineering and provides Dones Mentores with the technological approach. Trained and with experience in the audiovisual sector, she represents a good asset for the program. Anna has also experience in local policies, gained when she was engaged in local politics in her municipality.

Anna’s first contact with the program was as mentor in a mentoring that took place completely online because of the Covid-19 pandemic. Her professional profile and deep knowledge of Dones Mentores raises her as key person for this mentoring program. With Anna’s back up and support, Dones Mentores wants to launch mentoring projects for women where information and computing technologies (ICT) play a relevant role. Gender gap in TECH and ICTs is another aspect of inequality that needs to be neutralized.

Personal contact in mentoring programs is an unquestionable value. However, we have to take action forced by new challenges, such as social distance imposed by the pandemic, isolated women living in rural areas, and other cases that do not allow physical contact. Current situations force us to rethink ourselves in many aspects. This is where online mentoring happens to be useful, opening paths to connect like-minded women who live miles away.

Anna joined the Dones Mentores team in 2021.

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