KOICA Holds Seminar on ‘Challenges and Achievements of Central America
for Gender Equality’
Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA), the lead Korean government agency dedicated to providing grant aid programs, held an open seminar on ‘Challenges and Achievements of Central America for Gender Equality’ in the KOICA Training Center located in Seongnam-si, Gyeonggi-do.
A total of 14 female policy experts from the Sistema de la Integración Centroamericana (SICA) and five Central American countries including El Salvador, Costa Rica, Guatemala, Honduras, and Dominican Republic had a discussion on gender equality in the international community, improvement of female rights and gender inclusive development.
※ Sistema de la Integración Centroamericana (SICA) : The Central American Integration System is the regional organization established in February 1993. It aims to promote freedom, peace, democracy and economic development by integrating Central American states.
Participants shared progress and results of each country’s gender equality policies such as gender violence, rising political and economic status of women and gender mainstreaming.
“Korea’s implementation of gender equality policies in the past will be of a great help to the Central American states in solving equality issues,” said the Dominican Republic Ambassador to Korea Grecia F. Fichardo.
Since 2015, KOICA has organized invitational training on gender equality policy for public officials from the Central America. After participating, the participants go back to their countries and devise and implement gender equality policies as learned during the training. KOICA then invites few outstanding trainees to Korea again and holds open seminars and provides in-depth education for them.
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