The St. Kitts and Nevis Labour Party continues to advocate for a gender balance world. As global celebrations were held to commemorate International Women’s Day, the Party honoured several women for their sterling contribution to the St. Kitts and Nevis community.
One woman was chosen from each constituency and they were honoured during a ceremony over last weekend.
The eight women were Claricia Greene (1), Cheryl Henry (2), Gwenet Berdejo Ortiz (3), Florence Williams (4), Gwendolyn Duncan (5), Carol Henry (6), Juliette James (7) and A Patricia France.
The event was just one of several initiatives that are planned in line with the year-long celebrations for International Women’s Day, which is operating under the theme Balance for Better.
The featured speaker was retired civil servant Corinne Small, who highlighted the need for a concerted effort in order to achieve set objectives.
Dr. Sharon Esdaille, a psychologist who contributed significantly to the St. Kitts and Nevis and USVI communities was the featured speaker for the event. She challenged the recipients of awards to cultivate good values and share those values to within their neighborhoods.
Deputy Leader of the St. Kitts and Nevis Party, Hon. Marcella Liburd, also utilized the platform to challenge women to aspire for more leadership roles.
All stakeholders have agreed that collective action and shared responsibility are critical drivers for a gender-balanced world.