Basseterre, St. Kitts, March 08, 2017 (SKNIS):
Women across the Federation of St. Kitts and Nevis were saluted and commended for their contribution to the development of the country, in particular, to the world of work, by Prime Minister Dr. the Honourable Timothy Harris, during the opening of the Victoria Road Pre School on Tuesday March 07.
Prime Minister Harris was at the time commending women on the eve of International Women’s Day, which is celebrated on March 08 each year. This year, the day is celebrated under the global campaign theme “Be Bold for Change”.
Commenting on the campaign theme, Dr. Harris said that focus is given to women in the world of work, while noting that St. Kitts and Nevis can boast of the many women who lead in the workplace.
At a ceremony to recognize women for their contribution and to celebrate their achievements on Wednesday, March 08, at Government House, Celia Christopher, Director (Ag.) in the Department of Gender Affairs, shared similar sentiments as it relates to the campaign theme, noting that there is no single way to “Be Bold for Change”.
The acting director said that the Department of Gender Affairs will be partnering with a number of civil society and private and public sector organizations to conduct a number of activities throughout the month of March to celebrate International Women’s Day 2017. Some of the activities include but are not limited to the launch of UNESCO’s Single Mother’s Advancement Resilience and Training (SMART) Project, distribution of care packages to women shut-ins in communities, documentaries on centenarians, radio programmes, health march and rally and roundtable discussion on ZIZ Television.