Adeje signs up to the Canarian Library network agreement on equality

The document outlines a series of actions that will see the incorporation of more books by women with special attention given to Canarian women in literature

28 february 2023

Adeje mayor José Miguel Rodríguez Fraga has initiated a process whereby the Adeje public library signs up to an equality agreement with the Canarian library network.  The signing of the agreement took place between the mayor and Concepción Inmaculada Fumero de León, representing the Canarian Library for Equality section, in the name of ByD Canarias, the association of Canarian libraries and documentalists.  Adeje councillors for education Maria Clavijo Maza and for equality Desiderio Afonso Ruiz were also present.

Being part of this agreement is another step by the local administration in supporting equality, on this occasion through the municipal libraries.  In this regard the council commits to incorporate collections that are written and/or produced by women, with special attention to Canarian writers. 

The agreement also looks to create physical and virtual spaces that promote equality and gender perspectives in libraries. The council has also agreed to carry out more activities to promote reading materials about equality and gender matters, and assist in training library assistance in matters of equality and gender perspectives. 

Canarian libraries for equality

This project began in June 2022 created by a group of library and document workers in the Canary Islands, with the primary objective being promoting equality and gender importance through the libraries in the archipelago.  “The institutions of memory, of cultural heritage, in particular libraries, are fundamental for the development of democratic societies, and should be contributing to the improvement of cultural rights of the people”.

They have also taken into account a law passed in 2019 that declared libraries as something of public universal value and placed equality among the principals that should be guiding activities, “so that everyone has access to materials, installations and library services, without discrimination on the grounds of race, ethnicity, religion, ideology, gender, sexual orientation, age, ability or disability, economic resources or any other circumstance be it personal or social”.


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