Company name : Ville de Dudelange
Activity sector : Public administration
Company category : Public sector
Description of the action
The City of Dudelange dedicates the streets and the meeting place of the Lenkeschléi district to six Dudelange women. The street names of this district remind us of the merit of women who build our society together with men. The publication of a brochure on the biographies of these women and the official inauguration of three commemorative booklets explaining the project and listing the names of these women contributes to increasing the visibility of these deserving women representative for all women. The brochure "Les rues au féminin" is available to interested persons on request from the Equal Opportunities Service.
Our action is in line with the action "Les rues au féminin" of the National Council of Women of Luxembourg (CNFL). The desire to give more visibility to women in public life and in the official memory led us to choose to give women's names to the new streets in a whole neighbourhood. These honoured women are examples for all women, through their private and professional commitment, they contribute to local life and to the community of all in Dudelange. Being a woman should not be a reason to go unnoticed, without being recognized or thanked.
The impact is very positive. The women's family and friends participated with their testimonies in the development of the biographies and contributed to the search for photos of the women. This was a recognition for the family members of the deserving women. The Diddelenger Geschicht(en) - Nimm vun Stroossen, Nimm vun Frauen conference had about 60 participants and the official opening of the neighbourhood had about 30 participants. The feedback from the population is very positive about these lasting testimonies of Dudelangean women. Several copies of the brochure "Les Rues au Féminin" were requested from the Service for Equal Opportunities. This is a successful increase in the visibility of Dudelangean women and a lasting inscription in the official memory by the brochure and by the inauguration of the Lenkeschléi district with the three commemorative booklets. Street names reflect the history of a city, a country.
Keywords : Raise the top management's awareness
Published on 17 May 2019