Pamplona Feb (EFE).- The Government of Navarra and the Navarro Institute for Equality (INAI) will celebrate International Women’s Day this coming March 8 (8M). This year will be an opportunity to “thank those women who have worked to get the laws and have fought to place the fight for equality at the top of the political agenda and action.”
The vice president and counselor for the Presidency, Equality, Public Function and Interior, Javier Remírez, who has presented the institutional campaign for this March 8, has said it. With the motto “For you. For all / Zuregatik. Guztiengatik” this year recognizes the contributions of all women, regardless of their age and condition, to the achievement of equality.
Remirez recalled that in last year’s campaign they were invited to move forward in overcoming gaps with the motto ‘Avancemos/Aurrerantz’. This year they wanted to “make visible the achievements” in a legislature that “has been key to promoting equality policies in Navarra with a budget for that purpose that has increased by 44% since 2019”, she said.
The Government will contribute 52,000 euros for 8M
Likewise, it has reiterated the commitment of the Foral Executive with the promotion of feminist public policies. “We work for each and every one of the women, from a government that considers itself feminist, with the INAI at the center of public policies, in the first vice presidency”, she has emphasized.
He has highlighted the importance of the Government of Navarra being present at the 8M celebration events, with a budget of around 52,000 euros. “There are still many gaps to overcome and that affect more than 50% of the population, such as physical or sexual violence; stereotypes, the lack of co-responsibility in care or the gaps in the field of employment and salary ”, he recalled.
For her part, the managing director of INAI/NABI, Eva Istúriz, has described as “milestones” of this legislature in this field the approval of the Ley Foral de Igualdad (2019) at the beginning of the legislature, “which established more rights” . Also, the Strategic Equality Plan 2022-2027, the gender perspective in all the policies of the Government of Navarra or the incorporation of equality techniques to the departments.
All of this has been accompanied by more empowerment programs and resources on violence against women; more training for professionals; or the impulse of the philosophy of care with the pacts in this matter.
A campaign with three generations of women
As for this year’s campaign, it presents the image of three women, the first an older woman, who represents “those women who got the laws, knowledge and resources of equality that we enjoy today, in a society more fair and democratic”, explained Istúriz. “They promoted changes by intervening in public spheres, in their daily work or by strengthening and educating their daughters and sons,” she added.
Likewise, middle-aged women are recognized for their contribution in science, culture, politics and in companies and organizations. “Humanity lost female talent for centuries, due to the great restrictions to which they were subjected. Today, we co-create and we do it by spreading the awareness of equal relationships around us”, she has said.
This young woman, on the campaign poster, is a migrant, an appeal to the diversity of women. “To all of them, regardless of their origin, race, place of residence or abilities, we have to thank them for their work,” she said.
The third and last face is a girl, who represents how we want to be in the future. “We want these girls to live in a care-based society. From equality policies we defend that care is a pillar of life: without care there is neither a fair economy, nor well-being, nor sustainability. And that care must be shared”, Istúriz stated.
With these three images, nearly 4,000 posters in Spanish, Basque and bilingual will be distributed throughout the Foral Community, and will also be disseminated in the written press, digital newspapers, radio, television and social networks.
Other acts of 8M
Coinciding with 8M, the President of Navarra, María Chivite, will award the 2023 Berdinna Award to the Coordinator of Women’s and/or Feminist Organizations for Equality in Navarra (COMFIN), for “their contribution to promoting equality between women and men through cooperation between women’s associations, and their political incidence in promoting and improving equality policies”.
In addition, the Government of Navarra will make an institutional declaration and illuminate the façade of the old Archive of Navarra, on Avenida de San Ignacio in Pamplona, in purple, a symbol of the struggle of women for their rights.
And on Saturday, March 11, INAI-NABI promotes a concert-lecture on Queen Margarita of Navarre, with the group of female voices Heptameron of the Navarre Chamber Choir, whom Simone de Beauvoir defined as “the writer who best served because of their sex”