Thursday 1 October, 2020

Women in St Lucia discuss the meaning of International Women's Day

Siobahn James-Alexander, Digicel St. Lucia CEO; Britney Jongue,
Digicel Senior Marketing Executive

Siobahn James-Alexander, Digicel St. Lucia CEO; Britney Jongue, Digicel Senior Marketing Executive

Women's roles and contributions to Saint Lucia are being highlighted today March 8, 2020, during the observance of International Women’s Day.

Throughout history, the central role of women in society has ensured the stability, progress and long-term development of nations.

Amy Grant, Jeneque Pinnock, Britney Jongue, Siobahn James-Alexander

"The Department of Education, Innovation and Gender Relations has collaborated with other agencies to ensure the full participation of women and girls across the island," Gender Relations Minster, Dr Gale Rigobert said as Saint Lucia joins the rest of the world in observing International Women’s Day.

Activities to mark the observance began on Saturday, March 7, 2020, with a women's produce expo where Saint Lucian women displayed their local products, talent, and skills to members of the public.

Other activities included a church service this morning, which will be held at the Roman Catholic Church in Mon Repos, followed by a cricket match and lunch at the La Forte Restaurant, which is being manned by the students of the Sir Arthur Lewis Community College.

“I want to commend the sister agencies who partnered with the Gender Relations Unit in ensuring that we can showcase and applaud and acknowledge the contribution of women to the social-economic development of Saint Lucia.”

 “We will also have bouncing castles, face painting and games because we want to make this a truly family affair,” the minister said.

International Women’s Day is being observed under the theme, “I am generation equality: Realizing women's rights".

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