, FIRST LADY AND SECRETARY OF SOCIAL INCLUSION OF EL SALVADOR FEATURESCIUDAD MUJER
AS A MODEL TO PROMOTE WOMEN RIGHTS DURING A HIGH LEVEL CONFERENCE IN WASHINGTON
By: MILDRED ESPINOZA/YESID LAINEZ
In commemoration of International Women's Day, the First Lady and Secretary of Social Inclusion
of El Salvador, Vanda Pignato
, presented today the initiative Ciudad Mujer during a conference at the Inter-American Dialogue organization
in Washington, D.C.
is the leading U.S. center devoted to policy analysis and exchange of items of Western Hemisphere Affairs.
The alternative brings together public and private leaders from across the American continent with the aim of promoting cooperation among Western Hemisphere nations and advances of a regional agenda of democratic governance, social equity and economic growth.
Pignato, Secretary of Social Inclusion of El Salvador gave a lecture about the programbefore an audience of prominent political figures, representatives of international organizations working for women's rights, diplomatic bodies, financial institutions and international cooperation, business and community leaders, the media, among others.
In her speech, Secretary Pignato discussed the major changes in the field of social policies that have been implemented under the leadership of President Mauricio Funes, while stressing, the construction of the universal social protection system, health improvement, youth protection program and single mothers, and the "Nuestros Mayores Derechos" (Our Seniors Rights).
highlighted the significant impact the Ciudad Mujer project (Women City ) has had in the lives of Salvadoran women."I want to share this experience that is unprecedented in Latin America and is showing us that there are very real and concrete possibilities to guarantee the rights of women.
This is the Women's City project, an initiative promoted by the current government of El Salvador, under the leadership of President Mauricio Funes, "said Secretary Pignato.