The Instituto Nacional de las Mujeres has prepared for an all-day extravaganza to cater to women at the Estadio Nacional for Thursday. The institute has more events planned throughout the week to celebrate the international day dedicated to women.
Hundreds of women are expected to show up for the sports-themed celebration for the International Day of the Women Thursday. The theme of the event is to commemorate the difficulty women face in sports. President Laura Chinchilla, and Maureen Clarke, director of the Instituto Nacional de las Mujeres, will be at the 10 a.m. opening. They will be accompanied by Alba Quesada Rodríguez, director of Instituto Costarricense del Deporte y la Recreación, and Henry Núñez, president of the Comité Olímpico Nacional de Costa Rica.
At noon, girls and female adolescents will play in a tournament with the Costa Rica national female soccer team. The game is dedicated to the president, who is scheduled to make the initial kick to begin the game.
During the day President Chinchilla will sign an agreement in cooperation with the Instituto Nacional de las Mujeres and the Comité Olímpico Nacional to recognize women who have paved the way for female athleticism in the country. These women are from the decades of the 1960s and 1970s.
At 6 p.m. the institute is hosting a homage to Costa Rican writer Carmen Naranjo at the Centro Cultural Costarricense Norteamericano in Los Yoses.
The Caribbean regional office, the Institute is holding a fair on rights and services for adolescent females at the Primera Iglesia Bautista del Caribe in Limón. The event will run from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Friday the institute will have an event where participants will take over the streets between the Plaza de la Cultura to Mercado Central. This is from Avenida Central to Calle 8. They plan to provide information about themes on women rights, such as wage equality, paternal responsibilities, and the right to non-violence.
Sunday morning there will be a walkathon at the Estadio Nacional that will begin at 7:30 a.m. In order to participate one must register at the Centro de Sport de Avenida Segunda and Deportes Tibás.
All festivities are free and open to the public.