ACI Prensa Staff, Aug 25, 2023 / 16:00 pm
Congressman Alejandro Muñante has asked a committee of the Peruvian Congress to summon the minister for women, Nancy Tolentino, and another high-ranking official “as a matter of urgency” to give an explanation regarding mandatory training in “gender perspective” (a Latin American euphemism for gender ideology) for public employees.
In a letter sent Aug. 21 to Martha Moyano, president of the congressional Constitution and Regulations Committee, the lawmaker asked that Tolentino and the executive president of the National Civil Service Authority (SERVIR), Ana Isabel Pari, be summoned to appear at the next regular session in order to report on the “Progressive implementation plan for mandatory training in gender perspective 2023–2030,” which affects public servants.
Muñante, a member of the Renovación Popular party, has requested that the officials explain in detail what is “the usefulness of the training, its legal justification, who will be the providers or trainers, and the amount of money that will be paid for it, among other things.”
According to the official newspaper El Peruano, training for public servants and workers began Aug. 23. The first workshop, called “Gender Perspective on Decision-making in Public Management,” was addressed to a group of 15,755 civil servants, lasting approximately 12 hours.