A wide cross-section of women representing several non-governmental organisations (NGOs) throughout Trinidad and Tobago gathered at the Diplomatic Centre, St Ann’s to celebrate International Women’s Day today.
The breakfast meeting was hosted by Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley and Mrs. Sharon Rowley.
Prime Minister Rowley in his welcome address indicated that women in Trinidad and Tobago continue to progress despite the challenges facing the nation and that women’s issues are indeed national issues as they impact everyone.
Dozens of women police officers will be leading a march through the capital city today.
The lunch-time procession commemorates International Women’s Day observed on March 8th every year.
According to the network of Non-Government Organisations, this year’s theme focuses on rural women and girls.
According to a statement from the network, this year’s march comes at a time of unprecedented global movement for women and girls’ rights, gender equality and justice, sexual harassment, gender-based violence and discrimination.
Guardian Media and the British High Commission are working together on empowering girls through education, in recognition of International Women's Day, Thursday.
The campaign will allow a girl the chance to be a Guardian News Editor for a day.
The British High Commission in Port-of-Spain has issued the following statement in recognition of International Women's Day:
"No country can flourish if half of its population is left behind. Gender equality should be considered “easy to do and hard to ignore”.