Associations and citizens of Lisbon concerned about prostitution, sexism and specific responses to LGBTI+ – Observer
The need for intervention in the area of prostitution, the prevention and combat of sexism and responses to LGBTI+ proposals were developed this implementation, inclusive by associations, for Lisbon municipal plans for the proposal.
Within the scope of the first meeting of the Municipal Council for Equality in the mandate 202-2025, data from the three plans in this area were presented: the Municipal Plan for Gender Equality 2020-2021, which registers an execution of 55%; Prevention and Prevention and Against Women, Gender Domestic Violence 2019-221, in which 69% went to Violence and Municipal Fight against LGBT+, with the Municipal LGBTI Measures Plan 20202021, with an execution rate of 711%.
PSD/CDS-PP/MPT/Aliança dos Direitos Sociais, Laurinda Alves Direitos (dependant elected councilor for Human Rights and PSD/MPT/Aliança dos PP), considered that, considering the implementation of Covid-19, the level of pandemic execution “ is extraordinary” and reveals the “intrinsic strength of associations and movements that continued to provide support in the face of the “imperative agency” of responding to people who are victims of violence or discrimination.
The commitment of the municipal executive, under a council of Carlos Mo (PSD), who governs without an absolute majority, is to give the legacies of the current municipal mandate 2017-2021, by Fernando Medina, three mandatory municipal plans, by Fernando Medina, three plans) , but introducing initiatives that strengthen the measures, counting on the contribution of citizens and citizens to build policies.
Laurinda Alves highlighted the importance of “listening to people to have “a more awareness of what is happening and real needs”having most meetings of the City Council for Citizens Equality, indicating the concern and proposing measures.
At the end of this consultation, in statements to the Lusa agency, the councilor said that she had received “a very consistent statement of concerns, concerns, afflictions and urgencies”, highlighting the problem of prostitution, in which the executive is preparing “a rescue strategy and to provide conditions for people who live in situations of prostitution, whether men or women, knowing that they are more like women”, based on a diagnosis made by the ISCSP – Instituto Superior de Ciências e Políticas of the University of Lisbon, without providing data on the test. analyze.
Other concerns related to prevention and sexism, harassment in space, dating violence, racial and ethnic discrimination, child, early and arranged marriages, genital mutilation tests, such as situations of genital mutilation, access to schools for children from the Roma community, ghettoization, a promotion of health care for LGBTI+ people (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Intersex), in particular mental health and ageism against the elderly.
Aware that these are challenges that perceive “a reality” that still exists in Lisbon, Councilor for Human and Social Rights Commitment to working on concrete answersincluding the councilors responsible for Urbanism and Housing, Joana Almeida (independently elected by the PSD/CDS-PP/MPT/PPM/Aliança coalition) and Filipa Roseta (PSD), respectively, in terms of urban space, which at the moment it is “very oppressive”, especially against women.
Equal access to the job market for people I+, with the testimony of a trans person about the “immense difficulties” of inclusion and warning that “without strength for prostitution and they are exploited”, as well as women in the community of Ethnic Gypsy, through “economic empowerment”, were also representatives launched by the participants in the municipal council meeting.
It was also proposed to define the designation of this advisory body on equality for diversity and the option to switch to using the terminology of non-binary people.
During the session, a councilor was asked why the trans flag was not rushed on the International Day of Trans Visibility, as had been approved by the executive, with votes against those elected by the PSD/CDS-PP, with the exception of Filipa Roseta (PSD) who abstained, and votes in favor of the others.
The councilor replied that the proposal “not binding”adding that the understanding of the Mayor of Lisbon, who “is against or in favor”, is not that there should be a discussion about the criteria for choosing the flags that are rushed.
After this response, some suggested that all the different flags are also rushed causes, even if this represents different stands during the 365 days of the year, because the Lisbon Chamber is the home of the citizens.
The report referred to the president of the executive, but considered that “it makes sense to have a banner every day that draws attention to a cause”.
The meeting ended with a councilor cautioning for the “management of unexpected expectations”: “realistically we will be able to resolve all issues, but we will open up and talk to each other, we will be able to add value”.