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About 60 participants in the trip to Alicante to celebrate Women's Day (12/03/2018)

The program of events organized by the Council of Equality of Las Torres de Cotillas to celebrate March 8, international day for women's rights and world peace, begins to come to an end.

The penultimate meeting took place yesterday, Sunday, March 11, a trip to the Alicante towns of Guadalest and Calpe.

"We moved there by bus a group of about 60 people, women and men, and had a great day sightseeing and enjoying a great meal together," said the councilor of Equality, Maria Dolores Sanchez, who did not want to miss this activity in which the association of women 'Isabel González' collaborated.

And to finish these activities on Wednesday 14 and Thursday 15 March will take place in the Municipal Business Incubator the free workshops of the project 'Women Tour - Start your trip', from 9:30 a.m. to 1.30 p.m. and from 16 p.m. 20 hours.

"These are sessions for both entrepreneurs and for unemployed women between the ages of 23 and 60, in an initiative that was created to promote the empowerment of women in decision-making in their professional and personal spheres through the promotion of their projects and work and personal initiatives", highlights the mayor Isabel María Zapata.

Many acts

The program of activities of the Department of Equality began on the afternoon of last Friday, March 2 with the dispute of the third edition of the women's indoor soccer championship 'Por la Igualdad'.

An event that was held in the sports hall and was attended by the general director of Women and Equality Alicia Barquero, who served as godmother.

"The entrance, of one euro, was for the benefit of the women's associations of the municipality and in the organization of the tournament was also involved the '20 de Copas' club and the Department of Sports, Civil Protection and Local Police collaborated," explains Zapata .

One day later, the Women's Center, located in the municipal auditorium 'Juan Baño', hosted the official presentation of 'For All', the new women's association of the municipality.

This presentation was attended by the Councilor for Equality, who wished the best to this new entity chaired by Loli Martinez.

'For All' is the third female group of the municipality, which already has the association 'Isabel González' and the 'Association of Senegalese Women of Las Torres de Cotillas' (AMSET).

In addition, on the afternoon of Monday, March 5, a storyteller and a craft workshop took place at the Casa de la Cultura 'Pedro Serna'.

This proposal, which had the slogan 'Values ​​and equality', had a large attendance of children who laughed and enjoyed the interpretation of Miriam Oller and the subsequent manual works.

Chat, sweets, hiking ...

On Wednesday March 7 the proposal of the Department of Equality was double: in the morning the House of Culture 'Pedro Serna' was the scene of the talk 'The role of women in cinema', given by Miriam Oller and presented by the mayor;

and in the afternoon the women's association 'Isabel González' held a pastry tasting at the 'Garden' cafeteria in the town, which was also attended by the mayor.

From the early morning of March 8 some 80 people braved the cold to participate in the 'I Route Gatrosport', a proposal that united gastronomy and hiking.

"The itinerary took us through several hotel establishments in the municipality, with a route that has about 8 kilometers," says the councilor of Equality, who also participated in this route whose start was attended by Zapata.

With the collaboration of the 'Fundación Carmen Montero' on the night of Friday, March 9, the evening 'Verses for equality' was held at the House of Culture 'Pedro Serna'.

Presented by Mª Ángeles Moragues and with the assistance of Carmen Montero herself and the councilor, the event - like all the proposals of this program of activities - began with an ovation for María Ángeles, the neighbor of the municipality that was attacked a few days ago in an alleged case of gender violence.

Source: Ayuntamiento de Las Torres de Cotillas

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