Observation of International Women’s Day
On Tuesday March 25th, the women of Dominica, along with the staff of the Venezuelan Embassy, celebrated International Women’s Day.
Although the day was officially recognized on March 8th 2014, Venezuelan Ambassador to Dominica, Mr. Hayden Pirela says Women’s day is every day and it is never too late to celebrate.
In agreement with this concept, Cuban Ambassador to Dominica, Ms. Joanna Elena Ramos highlighted women’s significant role in the transformation of Cuban society.
According to Ms. Ramos, Cuban women count for more than 47 percent of the active labour force, 66 percent of the technical and professional labour force, 49 percent of all scientists and 64 percent of all university graduates.
This, she says demonstrates the critical role that women play in the current advancement of Cuba.
The speeches were followed by performances from the Venezuelan Quatro group.