Although during the last 70 years Costa Rica has made progress in terms of equality and access to decision-making spaces and now has 26 female legislatos in the Legislative Assembly, the struggle does not end.
The country still faces challenges and struggles to guarantee equal rights for women and their access to decision-making positions, that was the conclusion reached on Monday by government authorities and women who have held important positions in national politics, in the framework of the celebration of 70 years of women’s right to vote.
On Monday, the Supreme Electoral Tribunal (TSE), the National Institute for Women (INAMU) and the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) commemorated the seven decades of women’s suffrage being approved in Costa Rica.
The Minister of the Status of Women and Executive President of INAMU, Patricia Mora, recalled that the struggles that occurred 70 years ago represented a historic milestone in the defense of women’s political rights and citizenship. She stressed that, at the doors of the 200 years of independence and after all this time, only five women have managed to reach the position of presidents in the highest Powers of the Republic.
Our challenge as a country is to promote actions that promote the political participation of women and the full enjoyment of their political rights in equality,”
The President of the Republic, Carlos Alvarado, highlighted the historical struggle of women to guarantee all their rights and the relevance of their participation, without exclusions, for democratic life, while crying out for the inclusion of women in all spheres of national life.