National Encounter for Young Women

When, local time: 
Saturday, 3 December 2016 - 8:00am to Sunday, 4 December 2016 - 4:00pm
Where: 
Costa Rica, San José
Type of Event: 
Category 7-Seminar and Workshop
Contact: 
Alina Orrico, a.orrico@unesco.org

In celebration of the Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women, the UNESCO Office in San José is co-organizing a National Encounter for Young Women, in partnership with the Costa Rican Vice-Ministry for Youth, UNFPA, and other local organizations. The Encounter will take place on 26 and 27 November 2016, in San José.

The National Encounter for Young Women will bring together close to 100 participants from across Costa Rica, aged between 18-35 years old.

The objective of the event is to generate dialogue on gender equality in Costa Rica, and proposals to improve the situation of women in the country.

The Encounter will include various presentations, including a speech from the Vice-President of Costa, Ana Helena Chacon, and a roundtable with women who have experienced success in the professional lives.

Furthermore, the participants will partake in working groups, which will discuss two of the following themes:
- Women and Sexual and Reproductive Rights
- Women and Political Participation
- Women and Violence
- Women and Poverty
- Women and Work

UNESCO will lead the working group on Women and Violence.

At the end of the encounter, the participants will present a document to the government of Costa Rica stating their recommendations and demands for the improvement of gender equality in the country.