Abinque awarded to members of local and national security forces

Adeje awards the Abinque prize annually to a woman or women who make a difference

10 march 2024

On Saturday March 9th Adeje hosted the annual Abinque Award Gala, which recognises the work of women in the municipality in different social and professional facets and their struggle for equality. This year, the award, which celebrates 21 years in existence, went to the women in the security forces and corps that work in Adeje, Guardia Civil, National Police and Municipal Police.

The award was presented to the representatives of each police force by the Mayor of Adeje, José Miguel Rodrígez Fraga, the Councillor for Health, Esther Rivero Vargas; and the Councillor for Equality, José Antonio López Delgado. The awardees representing the women of the different security forces were Almudena Herrero Marcelino and Aurora Arnoso Vázquez, from the Guardia Civil; Ángela Pinacho Gómez and Yanira Pérez Correa, on behalf of the National Police Corps; and Lucia Alba Caro and Joana Barroso León, representing female local police officers. They winners told the audience the "women can and should choose to be part of the security forces because we are fully qualified to do so, as we have demonstrated for years", highlighting how, little by little, they occupy more important places in the police ranks.

For his part the mayor said that the Abinque Award "since its inception, has sought to recognise the role that women have played in the evolution of Adeje’s social structure, reflecting how, little by little, we move towards a more just and equal society".

Rodriguez Fraga, recalled the awardees from past years and had words of praise for the role played today by women serving in the bodies represented at the event. "You give meaning to a public service that defends something as important as our democracy, you are the best proof that we have that we are moving in the right direction. To the women who receive the award today, on behalf of hundreds of colleagues who help the public, I want to show my recognition and that of the people of Adeje. That is why, for all of them, we award you this Abinque Award and with it all our respect".

For two decades now Adeje and the equality groups of the municipality have worked to acknowledge the work and dedication of women who contribute to Adeje, through their professionalism and dedication in different facets and in the fight for equal opportunities, promoting work environments with a gender perspective free of prejudice, stereotypes and discrimination. This institutional support and recognition to the women serving in our forces, seeks to serve as an example and inspiration for other young women who, when choosing a profession, may think about joining the police.