The 8M Huesca Assembly claims mental health care this year

‘Feminists always’ is the motto that the 8M assembly Huesca has chosen for this year’s International Women’s Day, in which the demonstration will be recovered and will go through different streets of the city. The group wants vindicate the idea that “feminism is for everyone”, as the recently deceased writer and activist Bell Hooks stated, or as the Nigerian writer Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie proclaims: “We should all be feminists, because reversing gender inequalities is inseparable from combating the social structure that allows and feeds power of men over women that we call patriarchy and that permeates all of our public and private relationships.”

The Huesca 8M Assembly has started the events organized for International Women’s Day this Wednesday with the ‘Feminist Charrada’ entitled ‘Mental health. Feminist Looks’, which was held at the premises of the Perpetuo Socorro Neighborhood Association with the participation of various professionals. More than 60 people have attended.

In this global context, “we are the women who suffer the most from mental health disorders. incorporating the gender perspective in health, not only mental, implies addressing the influence of social, cultural and biological factors”, affirm from the Assembly 8M. There are many data that affirm how the pandemic is seriously aggravating the mental health of the world population and, also, the Spanish population, with a special impact on young people,” they explain. “The saturation of mental health services for children and adolescents causes waiting lists of up to two months for a first date in some autonomous communities. In addition, there is also a quality problem in care: up to three months between visits, with a very short duration,” they add.

This Saturday from 11.00 there will be a ‘Healthy Bike Ride’, with stops at the Plaza de Navarra (departure point), the Flea Market, the Manuel Benito Moliner Cultural Center, different educational centers and the Arcadia Day Center (12:00) to finish at the March 8 Fountain, in the Miguel Servet Park ( 13.00).

On March 8, the demonstration will leave Plaza Navarra at 7:00 p.m. to cross the streets Berenguer and San Orencio and the Coso to Valentín Carderera, from where it will return, along the street of the park, to the starting point, where the manifesto will be read. This Saturday and Tuesday an information table will be placed in the Porches de Galicia, from 11:00 to 14:00.

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