Women make history

| 08/03/2010

(CNS): During the 12th anniversary of Honouring Women Moth (HWM) the Department of Counselling Services’ Family Resource Centre will be recognising women who have broken gender barriers and shattered glass ceilings under the theme, Women Making History. On Monday morning Cayman will celebrate the UN’s International Women’s Day (IWD) with a ceremony in front of the Government Administration Building hosted by the department and the Minister for Community and Housing Affairs  Mike Adam.


 “The theme will allow our community to reflect on past milestones and encourage us to achieve future ones. We recognize that these women did not limit themselves because things had never been done before. Instead they sought a different path and left their mark on the world,” said Programme Officer Miriam Foster.

The IWD address will be delivered by Minister for District Administration, Works and Gender Affairs, Juliana O’Connor-Connolly, JP.

Guest speaker for the IWD ceremony will be Merta Day, Sports Coordinator for Women from the Department of Sports and firstsports medalist in Cayman’s history.

The IWD Ceremony will also honour the Cayman Islands Under-17 Girls Football Team; unveil the Women History Makers Timeline, and announce the Poetry and Photo Contest winners.

 The UN observance dates back to the early 1900s and is rooted in the centuries-old women’s struggle to participate in society on an equal footing with men.

Today, the UN includes in its central organizing principles the statement that no enduring solution to society’s most threatening social, economic, and political problems can be found without the full participation and empowerment of the world’s women.  

Cayman’s Honouring Women Month celebration will also include a church service; a poetry and photo contest; the Sunrise/Sunset 5K walk/run; the Honouring Women through the Arts, and the Yoga Guinness World Record events, as well as other sporting and business-focused activities.

For more information or to become involved with HWM activities, visit www. wrc.gov.ky , contact 949-0006 or email miriam.foster@gov.ky


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