CUEVAS del Almanzora council has prepared a programme of events aimed at promoting gender equality for the run-up to International Women’s Day on March 8.
Initiatives include an Instagram competition, school workshops and the installation of placards depicting influential women at the Marques de los Velez castle.
On Monday March 2 a giant placard bearing the message “En igualdad ni un paso atras” (In equality not one step backwards), will be hung from the Town Hall balcony.
The following day the municipal market will be the venue for a book fair and gender equality information stand.
Events continue on the Friday with the reading out of the International Women’s Day manifesto.
For the day itself, Sunday 8, the local authority has organised what will be the fifth Walk for Equality. Hikers will set out at 8.30am for a visit to the Guazamara quarries. Registration is at the municipal sports centre.
“As ever, I want to highlight the great work carried out throughout the year at the Social Well-being and Equality department, and especially at our municipal women’s information centre, work which is obvious on the days when we commemorate International Women’s Day, but which is carried out every day of the year”, Cuevas Mayor Antonio Fernandez emphasized at the campaign presentation.
“With this presentation I want to make clear our commitment to and work with women. I believe this varied programme is proof of that”, the Mayor added.
Social Well-being and Equality councillor Melchora Caparros took the opportunity to invite local people to take part in the activities and to find out about the women’s information centre, which has organised the #cuevasporlaigualdad gender-equality themed Instagram photography contest for young people.