The Councilor for Equality of the City of Dénia, Javier Scotto, has presented this morning what will be the 8M agenda this year. In his appearance, he has taken the opportunity to show his concern for the situation of women in the current health crisis.
Ha no shut up will be the slogan of this year's Women's Day program, which is accompanied by a poster created by the artist Tardor with which they seek to make visible the inequality of women in society.
With that cry that forms the Ha no shut up, the council wants "raise real and effective equality". Along these lines, Scotto has pointed out that "It is time to return to that fight for equality in women's rights", since still "machismo persists in our society".
The councilor blames much of this persistence on the current health situation. "The pandemic is erasing years of progress and independence for women, returning to parameters of the wage gap and to access a job", Scotto has indicated, ensuring that exposure to the coronavirus must also be understood from a gender perspective. "We are in a health pandemic that can lead us to a pandemic of inequality", has highlighted.
According to the mayor, women are very present in social health jobs and in other sectors that require greater exposure to COVID-19. In addition, he stresses that he is assuming a greater workload, to which are added more housework, as well as caring for the elderly and the sick.
Therefore, the City Council has wanted to take advantage of the next 8M to "fight the virus and also the risk of inequality", with a schedule that highlights the low presence in their acts due to the health situation, most of them being developed online through social networks.