Sunday 19 May, 2019

March's Honouring Women Month just got a great boost

Preparations for March’s Honouring Women Month (HWM) events have received a welcomed boost thanks to a strategic alliance between the Ministry of Community Affairs’ Gender Affairs Unit (GAU) and the Family Resource Centre (FRC).

Senior Policy Analyst (Gender, Diversity and Equality), Karlene Bramwell explained: “The Gender Affairs Unit and the FRC essentially share the same goals in advocating for gender equality and highlighting the role of women in society. We both appreciate the importance of government agencies working collectively towards common objectives, especially those which will impact not only women and their families but the community as well.

“Many of the campaigns and programmes that the Family Resource Centre runs, particularly those for March’s Honouring Women Month, are designed to promote greater equity and social cohesion in the wider community. Therefore it is entirely natural that we support one another,” added the Ministry’s Deputy Chief Officer, André Ebanks.

Earmarked to offset the cost of staging activities to mark the 20th anniversary of the observance in the Cayman Islands; the GAU contributed $9,000 - the largest single donation made to the Family Resource Centre from an entity. The GAU will also be participating in many of the HWM’s activities. 

Mr Ebanks presented the cheque following a tour of the FRC’s temporary offices at Walker House, 77 Mary Street, George Town on February 22. Programme Facilitator Anne-Marie Diaz, who received the cheque on behalf of the FRC, beamed: “We are delighted by the Ministry’s donation in support of HWM activities. There is increasing evidence that shows that empowering women in communities is a precursor of social and economic growth.”

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