As part of the “#8MarsMonaco action”, the Committee for the Promotion and Protection of Women’s Rights is focusing this year on the protection of women’s rights and the sea. These two themes require a change in perspective. According to the UN, 80% of the people who are impacted and having to move because of climate change are women and girls.
100 personalities, including H.S.H. Prince Albert II and H.S.H. Princess Stéphanie, have participated in the creation of a collective work of art imagined by the artist Anthony Alberti alias Mr One Teas, the final result of which will be presented to the public on 8th March.
“This painting symbolises the contribution that each of us can make at our own level to change mentalities and society for a more egalitarian and sustainable future,” says Céline Cottalorda, inter-ministerial delegate for women’s rights, who adds, “all together, we can carry out great projects and unite to defend women and the oceans”.
The unveiling of this work will take place at 4.45pm at the Oceanographic Museum. It will be followed by a conference co-hosted by Nathalie Hilmi, researcher in environmental economics at the Monaco Scientific Centre and Virginie Tassin Campanella, vice-president of the scientific Council of the Monaco Institute of Economic Law of the Sea, covering the common issues of the ocean and women.
The “ #8MarsMonaco action“ will also be visible in the city, notably on roundabouts, in the Fontvieille shopping mall, at the Ministry of State and on the railings of Saint Martin gardens, thanks to the support of the City Council, the Department of Urban Development, the Department of Cultural Affairs and the Public Buildings Maintenance service.