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Tribute to women in the Club of the Third Age (20/03/2018)

The Council of Equality of the City Council of Calasparra and the Club of the Third Age have made a public recognition to the older women of the mentioned association and who participate actively in the activities that are organized.

This initiative, which the Department of Equality framed in their annual days around the International Day of Women, aims to put into value the trajectory of these women "who had to live a very difficult time full of inequalities, today unthinkable ", Reminded the mayor of Equality, Mari Carmen López Alba.

María Ramona García López and Esperanza García Guirao, both around the age of eighty, met the ban on voting.

The Civil War and the dictatorship suppressed the free vote, which did not recover until the general elections of 1977, after the death of Franco.

They also met the majority of female age at age 25;

the prohibition to work without the consent of the husband, to have a passport, to open a bank account, to administer goods or to have the income from his work.

"Their role was reduced to that of wives and surrendered mothers, but they did not stop fighting for their rights and, therefore, we owe them a lot," insisted López Alba.

The mayor of Equality, along with the mayor of Culture, Teresa Garcia, thanked the honorees and their families for their participation in this act that extols the figure of women before, "for being the ones who opened the way to who came behind ", and extended this tribute" to all the calasparreñas that have preceded us ".

Excited, María Ramona García López and Esperanza García Guirao gave thanks accompanied by their relatives and picked up a plaque and a bouquet of flowers from Isabel Llorente Martínez, president of the Club of the Third Age.

Source: Ayuntamiento de Calasparra

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