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Cártama students' project honours female pioneers

Students with the plaques.
Students with the plaques. / SUR
  • Renaming of streets in the Doña Ana district will highlight the role of women in society

A new project initiated by Cártama town hall and a local secondary school has been launched to rename the streets in the Doña Ana district of the town after pioneering women.

The scheme, under the banner of 'Deserve a Street', was approved after a survey found that the number of streets named after men was disproportionate to those named after women.

The scheme was the idea of Rosa Liarte, history teacher at IES Cartima. The results of the research were shown to the mayor of Cártama, Jorge Gallardo, who asked students to propose a list of potential names.

Among the plaques unveiled last week were María Teresa León, a writer from the Generation of 27; María Luz Morales, the first female director of a Spanish national newspaper; and Emilia Pardo Bazán, a 19th-century women's rights campaigner.

The school was presented with replicas of the plaques in appreciation and recognition of the work done to highlight equality.