The Government, through the Ministries of Economy, Planning and Development, Women’s Affairs and Agriculture, and organizations supporting rural women, held a seminar on their contributions to national development and associativity, as a tool that promotes these contributions in the economic and social sphere.
The seminar “Contributions of rural women to the development of the Dominican Republic”, which took place on October 30 and 31, addressed the opportunities presented by associations as a tool for the participation, leadership and empowerment of women and men as subjects of rights and front-line actors in rural development.
At the opening of the conference “Advances and Challenges Facing the Declaration of the Decade of Rural Women 2024-2034”, held at the headquarters of the Autonomous University of Santo Domingo (UASD), the Deputy Minister of International Cooperation of the Ministry of Economy, Olaya Dotel, highlighted the need to raise the quality of services in rural areas and promote their economic activities, in order to generate effectively autonomous lives.
“We work so that women and their families can lead a full life, with the possibility of choosing their future,” said the political scientist.
Dotel said that, as the world adopts positions of commitment to environmental conservation, the concept of “success” should be closely linked to harmonious development with nature.
Miriam Guzmán, Vice Minister of Rural Development of the Ministry of Agriculture, underscored the importance of reducing the gaps between urban and rural areas, since it is in the countryside that a country’s food production is generated.
Guzmán praised the current government’s focus on investing where the people live in order to achieve equitable and inclusive development.