The feminist organization 'El Club de las 25' celebrates twenty-five years of activism


The feminist association El Club de las 25 celebrated its 25 years of existence this Thursday with the delivery of its annual awards. With the presence of the Minister of Equality, Irene Montero, the Minister of Defense, Margarita Robles, the president of the Equality Commission of Congress, Carmen Calvo, the Ombudsman, Ángel Gabilondo, and the former mayor of Madrid, Manuela Carmena , among others, the association chaired by Carmen Almeida wanted to remember its 25 years of existence and struggle for women's rights.

The awards ceremony took place at the residence of the Portuguese Embassy, ​​a symbolic place, since the association works on the construction of an "Atlantic feminist axis". “We want to look, see and learn from the magnificent way of building and doing in this part of the Atlantic, a benchmark in Europe, which is the country of Portugal, where women are creators of knowledge. We want to project a Feminist look at the Atlantic, uniting the two countries through sisterhood and mutual recognition”, said Cristina Almeida, who chaired the event together with the Portuguese ambassador, João Mira Gomes.

In this XXV edition, El Club de las 25 has awarded six women: three Portuguese and three Spanish. The winners are Carlota Bustelo, first director of the Women's Institute of Spain; María Antonia Palla, Portuguese journalist, writer and feminist who was instrumental in the legalization of abortion in Portugal, Lidia Jorge, one of the most recognized literary voices in Portugal, Almudena Ariza, journalist and reporter for TVE, Teresa Salgueiro, Portuguese singer and songwriter , founder of the group Madredeus, and the singer-songwriter Rozalén.

The Club of 25 defines itself as a feminist, "inclusive and intergenerational" organization. It was founded by journalist Karmele Marchante, who is now its honorary president. For 25 years, the association has regularly brought together politicians, intellectuals, professionals from very different fields, journalists or writers, among others, to think and reflect on equality and propose gender policies.



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