AGM Held With the Aim of Empowering Dominican Women

vlcsnap-2013-11-29-15h16m43s197 The Dominica National Council of Women held their 26th annual general meeting, guided by the theme “Empowering Dominican Women through Education and Economic activities”, on Monday November 25th.

The ladies wore orange attire to symbolize a stance against gender based violence and to commence the 16 day activism against gender based violence.

The activism began today November 25th and will end on December 10th – Human Rights Day.

The annual executive report was later presented detailing all the activities of the council.

Director of the Bureau of Gender Affairs, Ms. Rosie Browne encouraged the members to continue in their work, as it is important in recognizing women’s rights.

Mrs. Rosie Felix, Chief Editor of ‘Rosies and Thorns’ magazine further pleaded with women who are being abused, telling them that there is still hope; however, they need to be empowered, to defend themselves and to stand up for their rights and their lives. vlcsnap-2013-11-29-15h17m25s115

She says we ought to be ashamed of the acts of violence prevalent in Dominica today.

She also called for equal economic opportunities and urged women to become involved in the political process.

Honourable Gloria Shillingford, Minister for Social Services, Community Development and Gender Affairs adding to the discussion condemned all acts of violence against women.

She urged the Council to continue its activism on human rights and gender based violence, recognizing that public sensitization is important if we are to successfully reduce and eradicate violence in society.





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