- International Women’s Day began to be officially celebrated in 1975.
- Every March 8, millions of women take to the streets to fight for gender equality.
- The ISSSTE central office in Mexico City will host the exhibition “Mujer, libertad, esencia y matices” that integrates works by 40 artists.
One of the dates that have gained more relevance in recent years is approaching. Its about International Women’s Day which is commemorated every March 8. One of its main objectives is to promote gender equality and equity. While another of the demands in countries like Mexico is to end violence and femicides.
A date of great importance throughout the world
This date refers to ordinary women as creators of history and has its roots in the centuries-old struggle of women to participate in society on an equal footing with men.
International Women’s Day began to be commemorated by the United Nations (UN) in 1975. and two years later it was proclaimed by its Assembly. It has its origins in the demonstrations of women who, especially in Europe, at the beginning of the 20th century demanded the right to vote, better working conditions and equality between the sexes.
ISSSTE opens exhibition for International Women’s Day
In the case of our country, the Institute of Security and Social Services of State Workers (Issste) announced the commemorative activities that it will have this 2023. It all starts with the inauguration of the exhibition “Woman, freedom, essence and nuances” in the “Buenavista” gallery, located in the organization’s central offices in Mexico City.
The director of Economic, Social and Cultural Benefits, Yezmín Lehmann Mendoza, explained that, from March 6 to 10, the agency carries out various activities dedicated to artistic diversity that will expose the importance of women in Mexico.
“At ISSSTE, and by instructions of the general director, Pedro Zenteno Santaella, we open the doors to all women, especially those who work daily to achieve the transformation of the new institute.”
He thanked the work of the 40 artists who exhibit their works in this exhibition, which It will be open until April 7, for trusting the agency to share their feelings with the beneficiaries and their families.
The Legal Director, Verónica Curiel Sandoval, pointed out that, although there is a long way to go in society to recognize the role that women deserve, ISSSTE implements actions that protect, empower and support them in every space of their lives.
The technical secretary of the Surveillance Commission, Leticia Delgado Carrillo, recognized the current administration of the organization for promoting and disseminating the art of women artists.
“It has been a struggle forever and today the broad effort that adds up and contributes the work and humility of women remains in force.”
The delegate of the Mexican Society of Plastic Arts Authors of Mexico City, Jeanine Gálvez Acosta, thanked the authorities of the institute for providing a space to disseminate the work of the participating artists.
The exhibition “Woman, freedom, essence and nuances” It consists of various works, created by 40 women. It is an opportunity to travel in a space that captures, with each proposal, the various artistic expressions that come together.
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