Mallorca government funding for feminist network

ROLE OF WOMEN: The administration is putting the focus on feminism in towns and villages. CREDIT: Consell de Mallorca Facebook @ConselldeMca

THE Mallorca government has announced it wants to see the creation of a “feminist network”.

The administration said it wants to favour the creation of new municipal associations and support those which already exist, and will shortly be publishing details of a line of funding.

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Presidency councillor Teresa Suarez made the announcement on Monday at the presentation of the Consell events to mark International Women’s Day this Sunday March 8. She said the aim this year was to focus on feminism in towns and villages.

On March 13 and 14 there will be events in Santa Maria devoted to the subject of feminism in the municipalities. Experts and representatives of collectives will speak about the role of women in popular fiestas and nightlife, sustainability in life and urban feminism.

“Without women, there are no villages”, commented Equality and Diversity director Rosa Cursach at the presentation.

“Only with feminist villages will we have villages without macho violence.”

This Friday March 6 the Consell will stage an institutional act to mark International Women’s Day and the corresponding banner will be put up on the government offices façade.

Consell also encouraged the public to support the events being organised by the Mallorca Feminist Movement for Sunday.

The movement has called for a work, care and consumption strike and will be staging a demonstration at midday in the Plaza de España.


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