Budapest | Implementing public policies that safeguard life, and strengthen family and freedom, has a high social impact, agree senior government officials participating in the 4th Transatlantic Summit in Budapest.
The Political Network for Values (PNfV) has gathered at the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, this May 26 and 27, almost 300 political representatives, legislators, leaders of citizen organizations and intellectuals from America, Africa and Europe.
Luz Keila Gramajo, Secretary of Planning and Programming of the Presidency of Guatemala, presented the broad and innovative Public Policy for the Protection of Life and the Institutional Framework for the Family, made up of 99 interconnected programs to promote integral development.
With this Framework, President Alejandro Giammattei complies with the first 3 articles of the national Constitution, which explicitly determine the protection of the person, the family and the right to life from conception.
Gramajo said that Guatemala has a solid commitment to protect life and the family, with special attention to the most vulnerable people in the country. “This is a moral duty of the State. Law guarantees power and with power we must guarantee the rights of our people, at all costs,” he said.
The Guatemalan government’s approach, in a way, follows in the footsteps of Hungary’s successful family policy, which has proven to have a consistent social impact, with effective cultural incidence and undeniable popularity. Not in vain the Prime Minister Viktor Orbán has just been reelected for the fourth time.
Hungarian Deputy Minister Eszter Vitályos explained that public policies for strengthening the family and demographic growth, which respect the freedom of marriages, and contribute to clearing economic obstacles in a very concrete way without clientelism, are a fundamental part of the government. “For us, the protection of the family is key, and the results show that we are on the right track,” he stressed.
Angela Gandra, Brazil’s National Secretary of Justice, presented the package of public policies she is carrying out and stressed that they all start from a clear anthropological proposal that places the dignity of the person, free and responsible, at the center.
He explained that freedom is at the basis of the construction of democratic societies; and that the State has the obligation to guarantee the freedom of all citizens. “The family is the school par excellence of freedom, to protect the family is to protect freedom,” he said.
Erwin Ronquillo, secretary of the Ecuador Grows Without Malnutrition Program pointed out that President Guillermo Lasso committed that, unlike what happened with previous administrations, every mother and child in Ecuador will have adequate attention from his government. The program he is in charge of is the answer to that commitment.
She explained that the initiative focuses on the first thousand years of life, from conception to two years of age. Early identification of pregnant mothers ensures proper delivery of services from the start, and ensures safe pregnancy, childbirth and breeding. This is not a gift, but a right, and the first battlefront against malnutrition.
The IV Transatlantic Summit concludes on May 27.
The PNfV is an international network of political representatives who promote and defend life, family and fundamental freedoms. To learn more about the network visit our website www.politicalnetworkforvalues.org