Ana Mª Míguez Vigo

Category: Management adviser
Birth Date: In 1949
Birth Place: Santiago de Compostela (A Coruña)
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After graduating in Social Work, she has been working as an expert on Management and Social Security advice in Vigo. He has been participating in feminist movements since 1974, attending and participating in all those meetings dealing with woman discrimination (Spain, France, Mexico, Yugoslavia, Pekín, Berlin...). After finishing her studies on Social Work in 1971, she began to work in the Department of Human Resources at 'Álvarez' firms in Vigo, where she was responsible for informative campaigns on contraception and pregnancy control for women. This information caused protests and denunciations from the most reactionary sectors of the city because contraceptives were penalized at that moment. In 1981, she opened her own office to work as a Management and Social Security adviser. In 1984, she founded the feminist association ALECRÍN (nowadays she is the president).

 Work & Activities

Together with six friends, she founded ‘O Castro’ cultural association in Vigo in 1968. From 1975 to 1982, she was a member of the Galician Woman Association ('Asociación Gallega de la Mujer' (AGM)). In 1976, she got in touch with feminist organisations in Mexico, participating in the work groups of the association 'Mujeres por la Igualdad'. In 1993, she visited the old Yugoslavia with a Spanish and European commission to report maltreatments against women. In 1995, she participated in the World Conference of Peking representing the association ‘Alecrín’ and presenting the proposal to include sexual harassment at work. In 1999, she promoted a chair of Feminist Studies at Vigo University, patronised by the bank firm Caixanova. In July 2003, she appeared in the Galician Parliament before the special Commission on Prostitution and in the Senate in November.

 Other Interesting Aspects

She was awarded several prizes for his activity in favour of women rights such as ‘Premio Galicia en Femenino a la participación ciudadana. Año 2004’, awarded by the ‘Servicio Gallego de Igualdad’ (institution dependent on the Xunta de Galicia), ‘Gallega Destacada’ Prize, 2000, awarded by the City Council of Vigo and ‘Voz’ Prize to the best solidary work, 1999, awarded by ‘Grupo Voz’.