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Ten women proposed by associations and councilors of democracy will be honored at the institutional event of Women's Day (08/03/2018)

A total of ten women proposed by the different associations working in this area and the councilors of democracy will be honored this year in the institutional event scheduled to mark Women's Day, to be held this Friday at the Teatro "Ginés Rosa" "of the Sociocultural Center" La Cárcel ", from 19:00 hours.

The women awarded this year will be Lourdes Heredia López (at the proposal of the Rural Women's Association of El Raiguero), María Josefa García Andreo (Rural Association of El Raiguero), María del Carmen García Vivancos (Association Housewives "Let's start walking" of El Raiguero) and María del Carmen Tudela Porlán (Association of Housewives of the Three Hail Marys).

Likewise, Concha Alonso Ortiz (on the initiative of the Cáritas Association of the Three Hail Marys), Antonia Andreo Sola (Sociocultural Association of Totanera Woman), Encarnación Cánovas Martínez (Association Salus Infirmorum) and María del Carmen Saéz Reverte will be awarded , Encarna Esteban López (Association Amas de Casa Lébor) and María del Carmen Jordán Gimeno, at the proposal of the Department of Equality.

In addition, tribute will be paid to the councilors of democracy in the City of Totana in the different legislatures between 1979 and the present mandate 2015/2019, at the proposal of the Association of Housewives of the Three Hail Marys.

The institutional act of Women's Day is organized by the Department of Equality, and during this ceremony will be given the commemorative diplomas to those honored by the municipal authorities and reading of the institutional manifesto approved by the municipal plenary.

In addition, during this act will be held the poetry recital entitled "Cry of a woman".

This event will also include the activity of the musical group "Entre dos", promoted by the Sociocultural Association of Totanera Women.

At the end of the act, the Dinner for Equality will be held in the restaurant "Venta La Rata", with a price of 17 euros for the menu, and free bus service in the garden of Ramos Camacho (Lorca Avenue).


As every 8th of March, International Women's Day, we fill the streets of struggle against the oppression that women suffer in this system.

Throughout the past year, from different feminist areas, the brutal feminicides suffered have been denounced every month, closing the year 2017 with a total of 60 murdered women and 8 children.

But we know that this is only the tip of the pyramid that makes up all the violence that we women live daily.

We suffer other forms of violence, especially if we talk about the workplace, where we are destined to be subject to all kinds of discrimination:

On the one hand, we are the women who suffer the inequality of wages, discrimination when entering a job due to the possibility of becoming pregnant, uncertainty due to precarious job stability, the need to double-prove our abilities, the difficulties that We find to ascend to positions of power and that suppose a ceiling of glass for our labor aspirations, the sexual harassment in the work, etc.

In this same line, the sexual division of labor (developed at the base of a sexist education) is the key to be able to obtain benefits at the expense of women, because we are assigned those tasks that are not socially considered a job as such and that it is naturalized within the family as is the work of care.

We know that partial and "flexible" contracts are mostly assigned to women, 74.35% to be exact, precisely to submit to this dual task, the remunerated, with totally precarious conditions, and the one carried out at home, as is caring for children or other dependent family members.

In this context, immigrant women are the most vulnerable groups, leading global care chains. Women, who migrate as a survival strategy of their own home, in the country of destination are responsible for an essential work so that another woman can reconcile her family and work life.

At the same time, their march demands that someone in the country of origin assume the responsibility of providing the care that they can no longer exercise.

They are the most exposed to suffer labor exploitation, added to a double discrimination, because they have to face the harsh oppression that xenophobia supposes, as well as the mere condition of being women.

In relation to migration, we also want to highlight that refugee women and girls, in addition to living the terrible conditions that the situation of these people supposes, suffer daily discrimination and sexist violence characterized by abuses and sexual harassment.

We also denounce that these labor inequalities, reproduced even more in a crisis situation, promote violence in the home, because according to statistics more than half of battered women are unemployed.

This, added to the fact that the number of complaints has fallen since the beginning of the crisis, clearly reveals how this context exacerbates violence against women, since women who suffer male violence can not leave the home because they lack resources or independence. economic

Throughout the world, women earn only between 60 and 75 percent of men's wages in jobs of equal value.

In the Spanish State, the work devoted by women to households, to care and reproduction reaches 53% of GDP, which means that the State places in women a large part of what should be attended to through the public services.

Misogyny runs through culture and science in all its areas.

In art, in literature, in cinema, in mathematics, in biology, in engineering or architecture ..., women barely exist.

This invisibilization means that women do not appear in the narrative of History and that all their contributions have been and continue to be totally ignored.

Sexual aggressions and rapes, in some cases, have gone from individual criminal acts to group forms that are increasingly present.

The continuous murders of women, which should result in a frontal rejection of this unacceptable reality, that consolidates the construction of an anti patriarchal culture to eradicate this systemic violence in the lives of women.

The thousands and thousands of women and girls trafficked for the sexual consumption of men and their irrefutable connection with the "sex industry" and prostitution.

For these and many more reasons this City Council supports all the mobilizations that are carried out to demonstrate that the world must be transformed by changing its patriarchal models for models of equality, justice, parity, freedom, diversity and democracy.

Source: Ayuntamiento de Totana

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