Irene Montero bets on “purple glasses” for rural women




The Minister of Equality, Irene Montero, has advocated adopting “courageous, transformative and structural decisions»To address the problems faced by women in rural areas, while insisting on its commitment to wear “purple glasses” in all public policies, informs Ep.

Montero has participated this Wednesday in an event held in the Valladolid municipality of San Pelayo (Valladolid) with occasion of the International Day of Rural Women. It is a municipality with 51 registered inhabitants and a municipal corporation formed by three women with Virginia Hernández as mayor at the helm.

The Plaza de la Constitución of the municipality has become the stage to commemorate this day in which the minister has highlighted the importance of “listening” to rural women to “become aware of the debt” that society has with this environment.

However, Montero has recognized that the solution to the problems of access to education, social services, health, transportation or communications “is not easy.” «We have to assume that there is no magic bullet », has stated Montero, who has insisted on the importance of opening the way and listening to “understand where to clear the path.”

The minister has influenced the idea that ipush policies public institutions that influence the rural environment in the same way and in the urban, all of them with the “Purple glasses” on, while he has rejected the idea that living in cities is a “privilege” compared to rural areas, something that, in his opinion, has become evident with the pandemic.

The mayor of this Valladolid municipality, Virgina Hernandez, has defended in his speech that in a global world the only recipe for living in rural areas is “equality»In access to public services. In addition, it has demanded a solution to the housing problem in rural areas, where many of the infrastructures are in poor condition and there is almost no offer for rent, an issue on which Montero has taken note of the negotiation of the Housing Law.

“We have nowhere to live”, has assured Hernández, who has also called for an improvement in road infrastructures to guarantee communication and access to services such as health.

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