Mujeres en política: cambiamos el mundo | Ana Helena Chacón | TEDxLlorenteWomen

Ana Helena Chacón is Second Vice-president of Costa Rica (2014-2018). Through the Social Council of the Presidency, she coordinates departments and public institutions in their effort to achieve social development. She was National Representative to the Legislative Assembly of Costa Rica from 2006 to 2010 where she wrote projects of social interest that are now current laws of the republic. From 2002 to 2005 she was Deputy Minister of Public Security. Her worked was aimed at improving response mechanisms and raising awareness of issues such as domestic violence, s****l exploitation of minors, gender equity, juvenile justice, human trafficking, and tourist safety issues, among others. For over 20 years, she has worked on the issues involving disability, poverty, infancy and gender, as a director or board member in organizations like FUNDECOR, PANIAMOR foundation, Coalition of Women Leaders against the feminization of H*V, Solidarity Triangle Program, Association for People with Down Syndrome and National Council of Rehabilitation and Special Education.

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