COSTA BLANCA NEWS – EQUALITY: A YEAR-ROUND ISSUE

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TEULADA-MORAIRA town hall issued an institutional declaration condemning gender-violence with the backing of all political parties.

Municipal buildings were also floodlit in violet – the colour of the women’s movement in Spain – to commemorate International Day for the Elimination of Violence towards Women.

A manifesto was read out on the day itself and Teulada-Moraira’s high school organised various activities censuring gender-violence.

This was followed next day by a talk at the high school by Policia Local officers and members of the Social Services department on Preventing gender-violence in adolescence.

Meanwhile the Equality department launched an awareness campaign that will not be limited to International Day for the Elimination of Violence towards Women but will be active throughout the year.

Posters in Spanish, English and Valenciano as well as badges and other items distributed during fiestas will be printed with slogans reminding the public of the need to take action at the first signs of gender violence.

“It is essential to react in the presence of sexist comments and to stress the importance of educating younger generations to be respectful and mindful of the need for equality,” municipal sources said.

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