January 25, 2021

Paraguay launches Ciudad Mujer Móvil to reach more than 15,000 women

Paraguay launches Ciudad Mujer Móvil to reach more than 15,000 women



The Minister of Women of Paraguay, Nilda Romero, today presented the project Ciudad Mujer Móvil, trucks with offices that will travel throughout the country to bring the services of Ciudad Mujer, a women's care center located on the outskirts of Asunción, more of 15,000 Paraguayan.

Ciudad Mujer Móvil will offer comprehensive health care, equity training, early childhood education, tips on economic empowerment and will pay attention to violence against women.

The project aims to decentralize the services provided by Ciudad Mujer since last February so that the assistance does not focus only on the women of Asunción and its vicinity.

Romero said during his speech in the presentation that these consultant trucks will reach the "women from the most remote areas of the national territory" and that "they require urgent attention".

"It will allow access in a same space and the same date to a considerable amount of services from various institutions in their own localities," said the minister.

Ciudad Mujer, despite being under the Ministry of Women, also includes the work of workers from different portfolios and state institutions, such as the Ministry of Health, Justice, Interior or Children, among others.

For the moment, Ciudad Mujer Móvil will have two consultant trucks that will tour the 17 departments of the country to serve about 15,000 women.

The implementation of the project will cost about 193,700 dollars that will be financed by Itaipú Binacional.

The two consultative trucks were exhibited today at the Government Palace, in an event in which the president, Mario Abdo Benítez, and the First Lady, Silvana López Moreira, also participated.

In addition, more than a hundred women from different parts of the country who came to Asunción, the capital, were also invited to learn about this initiative.

Angelina Estigarribia, a neighbor of the town Julian Augusto Saldivar, about 30 kilometers from Asunción, told Efe that she hopes that Ciudad Mujer Móvil will soon arrive in her city to "be able to use mobile services."

Another of the attendees, Ana María Bogado, from Ñemby, 20 kilometers from the capital, was satisfied with this project but said that "many things are missing", especially in relation to public health.

The original Ciudad Ciudad Mujer was inaugurated last February in Villa Elisa, about 20 kilometers from Asunción, to attend for free to about 25,000 women a year, who will be given support and guidance in health, violence, job training , education for equity and child care.

The complex is composed of five modules spread over 80 hectares, which in the mobile version will be concentrated in a truck with four doors for different offices.

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