Friday 30 September 2022

Legislator Calls For Resignation Of PANI Director

Costa Rica is experiencing an epidemic of child violence says the motion

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A significant group of legislators presented a motion for the executive president of the National Board of Children (PANI), Patricia Vega, to provide explanations for the death of a 5-year-old boy in Sabanilla de Alajuela.

Patricia Vega, president of the PANI

The initiative promoted by legislator Ivonne Acuña has the signature of about 40 legislators from all the legislative caucuses.

During the hearing, Vega would also have to refer to the strategies and actions implemented and promoted by PANI in terms of prevention, care and punishment of violence and abuse against minors, as well as the guarantee of their human and social rights. your well being.

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“Costa Rica is experiencing an epidemic of child violence, which hurts the human rights of children and adolescents,” says the motion.

Acuña has also called for Vega’s resignation because in her opinion, after a year at the head of the institution, minors do not live in better conditions.

President Carlos Alvarado asked Vega to act “firmly” to determine if there was negligence on the part of the institution in the case. See They Didn’t Find The House

 

 

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