BILBAO, 4 Oct. (EUROPE PRESS) –
The Bilbao City Council has launched the ‘IV Edition of the Recognition of Bilbaine Migrant Women’, with the opening of the call for presentations of this initiative of the Local Immigration Council (CLI), which aims to recognize the presence of women of foreign origin or descent in the social and public life of Bilbao.
Through six categories, as explained by the Bilbao City Council, the aim is to recognize the presence of women of migrant origin and/or descent in the social and public life of the Villa, make visible the contribution they make in different areas, as well as position reference scenarios and recognition of diversity.
The open application period will last until December 15, 2022 and can be done exclusively online through the Bilbao City Council website.
Community Agent Woman, Entrepreneur Woman, Political Woman, Artist Woman, Human Rights Defender Woman and Young Woman are the candidates for the IV Edition of the Recognition of Bilbaine Migrant Women organized by the Bilbao City Council.
To become candidates, they must be women of foreign origin and/or descent, taking into account all the axes of identity that can interact at multiple levels such as gender and/or sexual identity, residents of Bilbao and with a career of at least two years in the category object of recognition, the Consistory has specified.
Applications can be submitted in two different ways. On the one hand, through entities, associations, coordinating foundations, federations, companies, educational centres, etc. And, on the other hand, through a self-candidacy. In this case, the candidacy will be made directly by the woman who considers that she meets the requirements, indicating a single category to which she wishes to apply. In this type of application, it is necessary to present two guarantees from entities.
The jury will be made up of the Councilor for Cooperation and Coexistence of the Bilbao City Council and president of the CLI, Itziar Urtasun, the second vice-president of the CLI, Milagros Acea, the Sierra Maestra-Cuban Community Association resident in Euskadi and the psychologist and feminist Norma Vázquez .
In the category of Woman Community Agent, it is proposed to make visible and recognize the neighborhood and community work carried out by many women in their neighborhoods, “sometimes invisible, but of great importance for coexistence and social cohesion”, explained the City Council.
The Entrepreneurial Woman category includes women entrepreneurs with sustainable and successful projects in any sector of action that are carried out individually, in groups and associatively, while the Political Woman category is aimed at women who carry out political advocacy actions, aimed at transformation of public policies in any sector of action and that can be developed within the framework of a political party or through other spaces of participation or public incidence such as social entities.
The Woman Artist Award recognizes women who stand out in any type of discipline linked to the world of arts, design, cultural production or activities linked to the creative industries, while the Woman Defender of Human Rights is intended for those women immigrants with a track record in the defense of Human Rights, especially those that can be linked to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
Finally, the Young Woman category aims to distinguish young migrant women, up to 30 years of age, who have a career in any other of the categories indicated above.
The initiative is part of the III Bilbao Intercultural City Plan, which incorporates an area of action aimed at empowering women and men for equality. With this edition, there are already four in which they have obtained 42 migrant women with diverse trajectories, experiences and origins.