The first lady of the United States, Jill Biden, of Costa Rica highlighted the role of women in society and lamented that they had been silenced so many times with “violence and intimidation”.
“Empowered women lead the economy and are at the heart of a strong democracyShe expressed during a meeting on Saturday afternoon with Costa Rican businesswomen, as part of her official visit to Costa Rica, which will conclude on Monday.
“We never shut up, But the women were silenced. with violence and intimidation. With discrimination and isolation, Biden stressed.
I wonder about it in many places “Domestic work” is the exclusive responsibility of women. “For many women around the world, just speaking out is a struggle. They had to fight for a seat at the table.”
She said the COVID-19 pandemic had caused many women to lose the “foothold” they had gained, and had to “choose between childcare and careers that gave them economic freedom and a sense of purpose”.
The comments come at a time of debate in the United States over the right to abortion, after a draft Supreme Court ruling was leaked in early May that sought to overturn a 1973 ruling that established guarantees of nationwide abortion access. the National.
Meanwhile, on May 19, the Oklahoma legislature passed a law Abortion is prohibited from fertilization, San Francisco Archbishop Salvatore Cordelion barred House Speaker Nancy Pelosi from receiving Communion for her support of abortion rights.
Jill Biden’s visit to Costa Rica comes two weeks after conservative economist Rodrigo Chavez became president. On Saturday, Biden dined with the president and first lady of Costa Rica, Signe Zeicate.
Chavez was punished by the World Bank, where he worked for 30 years, for sexual harassment. Soon after his election, he apologized to the women who denounced him and promised the administration “will not tolerate harassment.”
On Sunday, Biden is visiting Children’s National Hospital to sign a cooperation agreement between the University of Pennsylvania and the medical center. On Monday, he will tour a center supported by the US Embassy where they offer English and computer courses.
Costa Rica is the final leg of the first lady’s tour of the region, who has previously visited Ecuador and Panama. (me)
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