Ordinary women acclaimed as heroes

| 16/03/2009

(CNS): Thirty-eight women have been chosen as local heroes as part of the March’s dedication to women. On International Women’s Day a Heroes Display recognised the contribution that ordinary women make everyday to the community. Minister Anthony Eden handed out appreciation certificates to those featured in the display who were present at the ceremony.

Winners of the Honouring Women’s Month photo and poetry contests were also announced. In the photo competition Margaret Jackson came first with “Helping Hands” followed by Sarah Edgar Kelly for “Heroic Mothers of the Cayman Islands” and Nasaria Suckoo-Chollette, came third with “Good Old Days”.Carren LaCruse, won the poetry contest for “Unsung Praises” with Alta Solomon and “Where is Love?” second folloed in third by Daisy Jackson, “I Kicked My Shoes Off”

International Women’s Day (IWD) is celebrated globally under UN sponsorship on 8 March in order to commemorate women’s struggle to participate in society on an equal footing with men.

Since 1999, the Cayman Islands has extended the basic idea behind IWD celebrations into a month-long series of events known as Honouring Women Month, organised by the Empowerment and Community Development Agency (ECDA).

ECDA Programme Officer Miriam Foster explained the reason for organising this event: “Honouring Women’s Month aims to honour women whose lives have been a heroic journey. With this event we wanted to highlight women who live lives that are an example to all and offer an opportunity to other people to get inspired from these women,” she said.

Formore information about Honouring Women Month, to see the list of women honoured as heroes among usvisit www.wrc.gov.ky


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