Visit of Andris Piebalgs to El Salvador: 10/10/2013
On 10 October 2013, Andris Piebalgs, Member of the EC in charge of Development, visited Ciudad Mujer in El Salvador accompanied by Vanda Pignato, wife of Mauricio Funes, President of El Salvador. He announced that the EU would support the project with 3 million US dollars and would continue to support it also during the period 2014-2020.
Ciudad Mujer is an initiative of the Salvadorian Government to guarantee the fundamental rights of Salvadoran women through specialized services such as sexual and reproductive health, comprehensive care for gender violence, economic empowerment and promotion of their rights. In addition, it has a child care area where children are cared for while their mothers receive different services.
Only the original language version is authentic and it prevails in the event of its differing from the translated versions.
||Andris Piebalgs, Member of the EC in charge of Development, meeting Vanda Pignato, wife of Mauricio Funes, President of El Salvador, in Ciudad Mujer: handshake
||Andris Piebalgs visiting Ciudad Mujer with Vanda Pignato (12 shots)
||SOUNDBITE by Andris Piebalgs (in ENGLISH) saying that gender equality is one of the major issues in international cooperation; Ciudad Mujer is the most comprehensive and courageous project that he has seen in this area; he is glad to be able to announce that the EU will support this project with 3 million US dollars and will continue to support the project also during the period 2014-2020 because this is a ground-breaking project and it will be successful. (4 shots)
||Cutaway of Andris Piebalgs talking to the press
||SOUNDBITE by Andris Piebalgs (in ENGLISH) saying that the EU is not a charity; the EU is really trying to support the change; saying that he is accountable to the EU taxpayers and he is really convinced that the 3 millions will be really useful for the project. (2 shots)
||Andris Piebalgs and Vanda Pignato posing for photographers in Ciudad Mujer (2 shots)