During this morning, the president-elect, Gabriel Boric, met with the 39 undersecretaries and undersecretaries who were appointed on Tuesday and who will accompany him during the next four years in his government.
In this context, who was assigned to the Ministry for Women and Gender Equity, Luz Vidal gave her first statements about her election, outside the “Small Coin.”
The former president of the Union of Private House Workers (Sintracap), commented that she feels “very happy for this nomination of the President and to be able to represent many social organizations that have been working for the progress of the country”.
In addition, he added that he hopes ”to be able to represent those women who have taken courage and strength to be able to lift Chile in so many circumstances. Like the women who have been raising common pots or union organizations that are moving for their workers.”
Along the same lines, Vidal was clear in her opinion that, “We were the women who were able to bring about the change that Chile needs.”
The future Minister for Women and EG, Antonia Orellana, also referred to this appointment, adding that the union leader will bring to the fore historically invisible groups, such as domestic workers.
”The union of domestic workers is more than 70 years old, it was the organization that organized the first March 8 in the dictatorship, so there is a long history, I think it is not fully known and we hope that Luz will come to give it a voice. Orellana commented.
Lastly, she added that “household workers are one of the sectors that employ the most women. Many women pass through this sector at some point in their lives, and beyond that, I think that many young women also see in it the history of our grandmothers, our aunts and our mothers, and we are very happy that they reach the Government”.