The Technical Committee for the Updating of Public Policy for Women in Buenaventura is established

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The Technical Committee for the Updating of Public Policy for Women in Buenaventura is established

Buenaventura DE, July 3, 2024. The District Mayor’s Office, through the Secretariat for Women, Gender Equity and Equal Rights, called a meeting with the aim of establishing the Technical Committee for the Updating of the Public Policy on Equality and Opportunities for Women of Buenaventura.

The current policy, implemented in 2011, requires review to assess progress on the five fundamental rights of women: life free from violence, decent health, work and income generation, education, and political participation.

“The formation of the Technical Committee is crucial for this process in Buenaventura. Representative organizations were selected to provide their perspectives, including representatives from my secretariat, District Planning, District Advisory, local universities, International Cooperation such as UN Women, UNHCR, Jesuit Refugee Service, Heartland Alliance International or USAID, the private sector such as the Chamber of Commerce or Local Business Network, the Legal Commission for Women’s Equity of the District Council, and the Intersectoral Roundtable for the Eradication of Violence against Women,” said Yuly Tatiana Angulo Racines, Secretary of Women, Gender Equity and Equal Rights.

According to Eliza Nora Gamboa Rentería, councilor and second vice president of the municipal corporation, this committee is crucial to strengthen various groups within the District, including rural women, youth, single mothers, and people with disabilities.

“We are committed to ensuring that women in Buenaventura have a voice and presence. It is essential to include those who have suffered violence, pregnant teenagers, single mothers, people with disabilities, and the LGBTIQ+ community,” Gamboa Rentería emphasized.

The process will include eight workshops during July and August, where women will be able to give their opinion on the adjustments needed to guarantee their rights. These workshops will be announced on social media and will have registration and streaming options to ensure inclusive participation.

This update is supported by USAID through the Generating Equity program and reflects the District Council’s commitment to the continuous improvement of the social situation of women through its Women’s Legal Commission made up of four councilors.

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Buenaventura District Mayor’s Office

Secretariat for Women, Gender Equity and Equal Rights

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