MAYOR of Castries, Peterson Francis has called for a more inclusive and gender-balanced society post International Women’s Day.
Mayor Francis joined communities in Saint Lucia and around the world last Sunday March 8, 2020 in celebrating International Women’s Day 2020.
Speaking to the occasion, the Castries Mayor said that apart from inclusion and gender balance, there should be a celebration of the triumphs of women in the social, economic, cultural and political fields.
“To achieve real equality, we must value and respect women. This consists of appreciating women’s diversity, differences and qualities. I believe that communities flourish in a society where men and women are treated equally and therefore, this annual celebration affords an opportunity to reflect on the contributions and endeavors of every woman,” said Mayor Francis.
“Be reminded to look beyond our borders to recognize the power of difference in each woman’s story. Most importantly, we must continue to listen, amplify and fight in solidarity,” he said.