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viernes, 18 de septiembre de 2015

Argentina installed a different traffic light to fight gender discrimination


It was installed in Córdoba (Argentina) the last weekend. The initiative seeks to "reduce violence inflicted on women by the patriarchal system that has for years"

The initiative was approved in June 2014 and aims to "reduce the violence inflicted on women by the patriarchal system that has for years," said Councilman radical Miriam Acosta, promoter of the project.

The light signal was installed at the corner of Boulevard and San Juan Obispo Trejo, in full pedestrian provincial capital of Cordoba. Instead of showing the typical enlightened man has the image of a woman.

Acosta said that "to make urban living space in an area of ​​equality, it is necessary to give women a special place in the symbolic representation, in order to compensate for historical exclusion".

The Commission on Gender Equality of Cordoba City Council, said: "If we see the woman in the city, the woman begins to take a leading role and will appear different to reduce the violence inflicted upon her by the patriarchal system. coming years. "

The initiative already has different experiences worldwide. Holland, Sweden and Germany have these lights.

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