THE Costa Blanca town’s Equality department celebrates International Women’s Day on March 8 with walks, workshops, talks and exhibitions. The Soc de la generacio de la igualtat (I belong to the equality generation) programme was put together after consulting Altea’s Women’s Committee, whose representatives belong to local groups and associations, explained the town hall’s Equality councillor Vicenta Perez. Since last Monday and until Thursday, February 13, the town hall’s façade is floodlit in violet, the colour of the women’s movement, Perez explained. The Red Cross has also installed a Punto Violeta at Altea’s two high schools with advice and, where necessary, help on gender violence. On Friday, March 6, the Equality departments from all Marina Baja town halls meet in Benidorm, concluding the day with a concert focusing on women in classical music.
Saturday, March 7, sees a co-responsibility Workshop between 10am and1pm at the Adults Education Centre in Camino del Instituto, showing men and women how to carry out minor domestic repairs, basic sewing and simple cookery.
“We in the Equality department want true equality and for that to happen, we should provide both men and women with the means of achieving it without linking tasks to a specific gender,” Perez declared. International Women’s Day this Sunday, March 8, will include a repeat of last year’s Altea Women’s Route. Led by Juan Such it leaves the Beach Auditorium at 10am. Altea’s Red Cross will be giving an Equality Awareness workshop in the Plaza del Ayuntamiento at 10am, followed at 11am by a march, also from the Plaza del Ayuntamiento, organised by the Corfoll Collective and the Marina Baja Feminist Platform.