In celebration of International Women's Day, we are proud to present Priscila Peña and Yaysi Díaz, the two young women who will participate as representatives of the El Seibo province in the Future Leaders Summit of the Dominican Republic, organized by the Embassy of Canada.
Fundación Tropicalia is honored to support this initiative that seeks to empower young Dominican women to develop their skills, ultimately helping them in the creation of social projects for the benefit of their communities. For three days, from March 21 to 23, these young women will have the opportunity to participate in a variety of panels with government officials, representatives of multilateral organizations and non-governmental organizations.
The representatives of Miches form part of a group of 20 young individuals, 18 to 22 years old, who were selected to represent the activism and dedication that characterizes young Dominicans. In the video presentation of the participants you can see that Priscila Peña is interested in creating healthy spaces for recreation and Yaysi Díaz would like to help the homeless in her province. We trust that both will play an excellent role and will make the most of this opportunity.
In conjunction with the Summit, the Embassy of Canada officially launched the campaign #ElporEllaRD (HeForShe in English) with the support of UN Women and the Vice Presidency of the Republic, which seeks to draw attention to the importance of gender equality and the support that men can give women and girls.
Since 2017, Canada has implemented a "feminist" international aid policy, in which it has allocated $150 million Canadian dollars to respond to the needs of local women's organizations in less developed countries. In the Dominican Republic, Ambassador Shauna Hemingway has shown her support for Fundación Tropicalia's programs aligned with the fulfillment of SDG 5, related to the achievement of gender equality.