Ten role models

Ten role models
CONSTITUTION DAY: Recognition for 10 Almeria province women Photo credit: Sub-delegacion de Almeria

THE central government’s sub-delegation to Almeria celebrated the Spanish Constitution’s 43rd anniversary on December 3 instead of December 6.

The event, which was brought forward to avoid clashing with other national celebrations, was dedicated to the feminist struggle and recognised 10 Almeria women who have made significant contributions to equality.

They included a Constitutional Tribunal judge, a Mercedarian Sister of Charity, a fighter pilot in Spain’s Air Force, a provincial trade union leader and the assistant director of a provincial radio station and newspaper.


“You exemplify civic virtues,” Fernando Martinez, junior minister for Democratic Memory told them.

“Each one of you is a mirror where many other women, for whom you are role models, can see themselves,” added the Almeria sub-delegate, Manuel de la Fuente Arias.

De la Fuente also drew attention to the “feminist perspective” in the 2022 Budget and the central government’s three female vice-presidents and 11 women ministers.

“This is a good starting point but there is still a great deal of room for improvement and there are multiple reasons for including women in the construction and leadership of the future,” De la Fuente declared.

Linda came to Spain to live when she was 24, just over 52 years ago, and her husband is Spanish. She began writing for English-language local newspapers in the mid-1970s and hasn’t stopped since! She leads a Spanish life, which she believes is vital when conveying the news to English-speaking residents, and along the way she produced two editions of Expand Your Spanish, helping English-speakers to enlarge their knowledge of the language. She was excited to be in at the birth of the Euro Weekly News in 1999 and is still passionately writing for the paper 22 years later.


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