The Ambassador to Costa Rica, Maria Faria, reiterated the commitment that the legitimate National Assembly and the Government in Charge make in the search and construction of greater opportunities that vindicate women’s rights, gender parity, access to education and violence prevention.
“For this reason, we praise the work that the Arias Foundation has carried out in this regard since its creation,” Faría acknowledged during the Women for Peace Forum organized by the Arias Foundation for Peace and Human Progress.
The diplomat added that gender violence has been in the making for centuries, based on the historical conception of the role of women and men in society, inequality in the distribution of power and asymmetric relations between both sexes.
“That today we have spaces to share experiences, feelings and a vision of the participation of women in decision-making is not a fortuitous event, nor casual, this happens because the awakening of female consciousness occurred a long time ago,” she said.
On the other hand, she assured that the diplomatic headquarters with the support of civil associations began to make Venezuelan migration visible and give a voice to migrants, with special attention to the protection of women and to guarantee their rights.
“We have persistently built bridges of support with institutions in Costa Rica (…) with the aim of recognizing the humanitarian crisis that exists in Venezuela and with it the need to address the migratory phenomenon with humanitarian criteria,” she said.
The ambassador highlighted the events that have been carried out from the diplomatic headquarters and the legitimate National Assembly to restore democracy in Venezuela and with it respect for rights.
“I am a working agent so that women and girls have their rights respected and have access to education and healthcare. Training and education are tools for women’s leadership,” she assured.