Tags International Women’s Day


  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 […]

PM HARRIS PAYS HOMAGE TO WOMEN IN COMMEMORATION OF INTERNATIONAL ...


A team of Caribbean and European experts, headed by Professor Adele Jones from the University of Huddersfield, in partnership with The Sweet Water Foundation of Grenada, has been awarded 400,000 euros from the European Union to implement a new project on preventing domestic violence in the region. Data will be […]

None in 3 – Domestic Violence Project Launched


  THE SECRETARY-GENERAL — MESSAGE ON INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY 8 March 2016 As a boy growing up in post-war Korea, I remember asking about a tradition I observed: women going into labour would leave their shoes at the threshold and then look back in fear. “They are wondering if they […]

From The Glass Ceiling To A Carpet Of Shards



06 March 2015     Excerpt from Statement by UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka at the High-level Thematic Debate on advancing gender equality and the empowerment of women and girls, 6 March 2015 at UN Headquarters in New York. We at UN Women are delighted that you are all here […]

“Gender Equality Is A Shared Vision Of Social Justice And ...


8 March 2012 Gender equality and the empowerment of women are gaining ground worldwide. There are more women Heads of State or Government than ever, and the highest proportion of women serving as Government ministers. Women are exercising ever greater influence in business. More girls are going to school, and […]

THE SECRETARY-GENERAL’s INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY MESSAGE


By Cyndie Demming March 8, 2012 Carol Bellamy’s wise words still resonate with many of us, “The economic benefits of investing in children have been extensively documented. Investing fully in children today will ensure the well-being and productivity of future generations for decades to come. What is needed now are […]

Girl … Let Your Light Shine Bright



By Orita Bailey In celebration of International Women’s Day 2012 Kittivisian Life is profiling one of the region’s foremost women in public service. As Deputy Secretary-General of CARICOM Ambassador Lolita Applewhaite is probably the highest ranked female public servant. We wanted to gain an insight into what it takes to […]

Interview with Ambassador Lolita Applewhaite


By Cyndie Demming “Equal access to education, training and science and technology: Pathway to decent work for women.” CHRISTABEL PANKHURST admonishes us to, “Remember the dignity of your womanhood. Do not appeal, do not beg, do not grovel. Take courage, join hands, stand beside us, fight with us.”

1911 – 2011 – 100 years of Herstory


One hundred years ago, when the world first commemorated International Women’s Day, gender equality and women’s empowerment were largely radical ideas. On this centenary, we celebrate the significant progress that has been achieved through determined advocacy, practical action and enlightened policy making. Yet, in too many countries and societies, women […]

International Women’s Day 2011 Message from the Secretary General of ...