Adra ‘committed to equality’ mayor Manuel Cortes declares

Adra 'committed to equality' mayor Manuel Cortes declares

ADRA GALA: Mayor Manuel Cortes with award winners at the last Women’s Day event Photo credit: Adra town hall

ADRA’S month-long programme of International Women’s Day events ended with the traditional gala at the municipality’s Cultural Centre.

There were awards for their services to promoting equality for Isabel Rodriguez, principal of the Municipal Theatre School, and Rosario Fernandez who is in charge of the Public Internet Access Centre (CAPI) in La Alqueria.

Presenting both women with their awards, Adra’s mayor Manuel Cortes declared that he was committed to working to achieve a March 8 event that was devoted entirely to celebrating the day, instead of having to fight for women’s rights.

“At the town hall we are putting into practice policies which include a vision of gender that can serves as a roadmap for the town we want,” Cortes said.

“Our new Equality Plans will indicate the path to follow, so that we can break down the barriers that women have to deal with.”

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Linda Hall

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