The City of Lorquí, through the Department of Equality, launches an Equality Plan with which it intends to sensitize the entire population and integrate into its political management the principle of equal treatment and opportunities from mainstreaming.
"The social sensitization of citizenship and the empowerment of women and girls are two fundamental factors to raise awareness about the co-responsibility of men and women in the domestic space and thus also achieve equality in the public space," as highlighted by the mayor, María Victoria Martínez.
The Plan's main objectives are to raise awareness and contribute to eradicate gender stereotypes, train a group of young people as agents of change in their environment, sensitize the children and youth population to inequality that stems from gender stereotypes and roles, promote Awareness of women's needs in terms of conciliation and the benefits of co-responsibility in all areas of life, and promoting the participation of women in all areas, making them participants in decision-making.
Through this project and the activities that it contemplates, a diagnosis on gender equality will be collected in the municipality that will facilitate the design of the actions to be carried out.
The project is funded from the credits received from the Ministry of Presidency, Relations with the Courts and Equality, through the Ministry of Equality, channeled through the Agreement signed on November 29, 2018 between the FEMP and the Institute for Women and for Equality, which will be carried out within the scope of the Operational Program for Social Inclusion and the Social Economy of the 2014-2020 period approved by the European Commission.
Source: Ayuntamiento de Lorquí