Today March 8, 2019, The Saint Lucia National Youth Council (SLNYC) would like to stand in recognition of International Women Day as we join the rest of the world in celebrating women along with their social, political, cultural and economic achievements and overall contribution to our society and beyond.
“Balance for Better” is a theme that sheds light on the need to associate ourselves with the concept of gender equality and fostering a gender balanced world. We have witnessed significant changes and shifts in our society as it relates to women standing at the forefront of leadership, technological advancement and sustainable development.
International Women’s day is not only a time to celebrate, but to reflect and act on the barriers that limit the active progression of women in our society. The world should no longer be a place that accepts violence against women, gender inequality, sexual abuse or discrimination of any kind, we stand firm in speaking out against these issues that plague our society and rally around women who choose to fight for change.
We as a council remain steadfast in the empowerment of women and their agenda. We are truly and continuously inspired by the work of women around Saint Lucia and across the Caribbean, who are leading and excelling in their own field and within their own right as they pave the way for others.
Happy International Women’s Day, from the Saint Lucia National Youth Council (SLNYC).