Spain’s Economy Minister Nadia Calviño has made a stand for gender equality, saying she won’t take part in any more events or official group photographs where she is the only woman present.
‘I will never again be in a photo where I am the only woman,’ she told a business conference in Madrid where she was an invited speaker last Thursday. ‘I won’t take part in any more debates when I am the only woman.’
Calviño said the issue of gender equality needed to be taken seriously.
‘I go to a lot of events where I’m the only woman there because I’m the minister,’ she said, adding: ‘We can’t keep thinking it’s normal that 50% of the population isn’t present.’
Calviño is also the first deputy prime minister and is overseeing Spain’s digital transformation.
The socialist PSOE-led Spanish government has made women’s rights a central plank of its policies. The cabinet has 12 women and 10 men.
No podemos invisibilizar al 50% de nuestra población.— Nadia Calviño (@NadiaCalvino) February 4, 2022
No tenemos tiempo que perder, hay que poner el foco en la #IgualdadDeGénero, un vector fundamental de crecimiento, progreso y bienestar para el futuro de nuestro país.
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