The Mayor of Vila Nova de Famalicão started this Wednesday, March 8, with a tribute to all women of the municipality.
On the day that marks the International Women's Day, Mário Passos gave a flower to more than a thousand employees of the municipality, a gesture that symbolizes the recognition of the municipality to the strength of the famalicense women and the importance they have in the life of the community and in the growth and development of the county.
The mayor speaks of a "flower that brings joy and delicacy (...) precisely like the women of the municipality that add to intelligence, competence, spirit of sacrifice and mission, a sensitivity that fills".
In the company of the councillor of Equality, Sofia Fernandes, and the youngest and oldest employee of the municipality, Ana Sofia Fernandes and Fátima Cardoso, Mário Passos left a message of gratitude to all women for their dedication and availability, reaffirming its "greater respect for the feminine condition".
Remember that the date will also be marked tonight, from 20h30, with a "Conversa de Saltos Altos" that will bring to debate the role of women in society and politics.
The initiative, which will count with the participation of the town councillor for Equality, Sofia Fernandes, will take place in the auditorium of the Casa do Território, at 20h30, and will join the conversation with the four women who assume the leadership of a parish council - Estela Veloso (UF Calendário and Famalicão), Judite Costa (Vilarinho das Cambas), Cláudia Araújo (Riba de Ave) and Liliana Ribeiro (UF Carreira and Bente).
The conversation is open to the community and will be moderated by Raquel Azevedo, a teacher from Camilo Castelo Branco High School.
It should be remembered that the International Women's Day appeared at the end of the 19th century and beginning of the 20th century in the United States and Europe, in the context of women's struggles for better living and working conditions, as well as political and economic equality. In December 1977, International Women's Day was adopted by the United Nations to remember women's social, political and economic achievements.