Andalucia Equality Campaign is launched

Andalucia Equality Campaign is launched
Andalucia Equality Campaign is launched Credit: Pixabay

ANDALUCIA launches equality campaign with leaflets in four languages to raise the awareness of LGTBI rights.

The leaflets are in multiple languages and hope to promote diversity. A QR code is included to help victims of crime that is due of their sexual orientation so that they can easily access helpful resources.

The Minister of Equality, Social Policies and Conciliation, Rocío Ruiz, presented the campaing in Torremolinos on Wednesday January 20, and the aim is to raise awareness of the rights of LGTBI people in Andalucia.


Charo Alises, second vice president of the Andalusian LGTBI Council said, “We want this brochure to be an information and awareness tool that can be used by LGTBI people and their families, by society itself in general and by the Public Administration itself to avoid cases of discrimination and prevent attitudes and behaviors of LGTBI-phobia”.

According to data in the most recent report, incidences of hate speech against Andalucia’s LGTBI community rose by 7 per cent during the 2019-2020 time frame. Ruiz, said that with her role comes “the duty to promote policies and actions that guarantee the exercise of equality rights”, and that the leaflets and the campaign will help with the “the normalization and consolidation of full and effective social equality of LGTBI people and their families”.

200,000 leaflets will be circulated, with 30,000 in English, 7,500 in French and 7,500 leaflets in German.

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Alex Glenn is a reporter for Spain’s largest English-speaking newspaper, Euro Weekly News. Formerly she worked in the NHS for 15 years until relocating to Spain in 2018. She loves the Spanish lifestyle, language and culture and spent several years learning Spanish before moving to Spain for a better quality of life. She has made her home in the mountains in Almeria, where she loves being part of a rural community that has a mix of both expats and Spanish residents. In her spare time, she enjoys hiking, reading and exploring the area where she lives.


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