Andalusia is woman’ is the slogan of the Junta de Andalucía’s institutional campaign on the occasion of International Women’s Day, which is commemorated on 8 March. The programme advisor of the Andalusian Women’s Institute in Almeria, María Montagut, and the territorial delegate for Equality, Social Policies and Work-Life Balance, Rafael Pasamontes, have stressed that “with this campaign we want to highlight the fact that, in our land, among our references, among the visible people who are part of the image of Andalusia, Andalusia is also a woman”.
The ‘Andalusia is a woman’ campaign, promoted by the Regional Ministry of Equality, Social Policies and Work-Life Balance, through the Andalusian Women’s Institute, has posters, videos and bracelets that will be disseminated through social networks and the media, as well as through the Provincial Women’s Centres. The programme advisor stressed that “women are an essential part of the political, economic, cultural and social construction of Andalusia.
They have been, are and will be fundamental participants in the development and progress of this land. For this reason, as a public administration, we have a legal and moral obligation to make visible, demand and work so that all the rights set out in our laws and Statute of Autonomy become a reality for Andalusian women and girls”.
A common roadmap against inequality
María Montagut also pointed out that “this Tuesday the Governing Council, as already announced by the Regional Minister Rocío Ruiz, will approve the Strategic Plan for equality between women and men in Andalusia for the period 2022-2028”. The document includes the commitment of all the Ministries of the Andalusian Regional Government and calls on Local Entities and public Universities to work within a common framework of action for equality and the fight against inequalities.
This Plan will represent a common framework that will affect all the Ministries of the Andalusian Regional Government, its instrumental entities, the Andalusian public Universities, as well as the Local Entities that will have to develop their own specific equality plans according to the guidelines of the document to be approved by the Governing Council. “Inequality and discrimination are a problem suffered by women.
But it is not their problem. It is a structural problem and a violation of human rights and, therefore, its solution is social, joint, for everyone. For this reason, one of the lines of work in this plan is the promotion of egalitarian masculinities. The involvement and complicity of men in conciliation, co-responsibility, care and prevention of male violence is essential. This is the way to make more and faster progress. In a real and effective way”, she stressed.