Last week, the National Assembly of Representatives approved a measure that would create the Institute. Social Development Minister Maria Roquebert Leon called it the “most important” step for institutionalizing the rights of women.
The Institute will participate in projects aimed at maintaining society “free of gender inequalities.”
Recently, pro-life and pro-family groups criticized the Ministry for Social Development for promoting the controversial “law on the comprehensive protection of childhood and adolescence, which attacks parental authority.”
Local media in Panama reported last week that the country’s Ministry of Social Development is driving the creation of the so-called “Institute for Women,” which will promote gender ideology, abortion and same-sex unions.