Guyana observes International Women’s Day
Guyana continues to make significant strides in championing the cause of women and gender equality.
This is the view of head of the presidential secretariat Dr. Roger Luncheon on the in light of the observance of international women’s day on March 8 2013.
According to Dr. Luncheon, the achievements in the world today reflect the progressive and tangible success being made in the lives and welfare of women.
The ministry of labour, human services and social security will be hosting a symposium as part of the activities to observe international women’s day.
International women’s day celebrates the economic, political and social achievements of women past and present.
It was first observed in Guyana in 1963.
Meanwhile, in celebrating international women’s day, the national assembly yesterday honored four women members of parliament (MPs) for their yeoman service to the house.
The honorees, Gail Teixeira, Indranie Chandarpaul, Clarissa Riehl and Ogla Aaron were honored at the tower hotel on Main Street.
Speaker of the national assembly, Raphael Trotman said that Guyana has much to celebrate in terms of its women.
In the field of politics, he said Guyana has had outstanding women such as past president Janet Jagan.
Advisor on governance to the president, Gail Teixeira said that Guyana is far ahead in terms of the progress of the country.