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  • The Jamaican High Commission has paid special tribute to five pioneering Jamaican women, in keeping with the theme of this year’s international Women’s Day (March 8) – ‘Inspiring Change’.
  • The women featured were Shirley Graham Paul of Reading; Hartnell Campbell of London; Councillor Norma Hutchinson of Leeds; Connie Mark of London and Louise DaCocordia of Manchester.
  • Mrs. Assamba argued that despite the celebration of International Women’s Day every March 8 and the fact that women have made positive gains over the years, the world is still unequal.

The Jamaican High Commission has paid special tribute to five pioneering Jamaican women, in keeping with the theme of this year’s international Women’s Day – ‘Inspiring Change’.

High Commissioner, Her Excellency Aloun N’dombet  Assamba,  said the theme encourages advocacy for women’s advancement everywhere.

“It is in  keeping  with this theme that the Jamaican High Commission has  sought to highlight  five Jamaican women from across the United Kingdom  who, while no longer with us,  have inspired  change in their communities,” the High Commissioner said.

The women featured were Shirley Graham Paul of Reading; Hartnell Campbell of London; Councillor Norma Hutchinson of Leeds; Connie Mark of London and Louise DaCocordia of Manchester.

“Some of these women are well known to many of you, while others are unsung heroines. However, they have all continued in the long tradition of strong Jamaican women who have worked hard and sacrificed to bring about changes that have not only benefited their families and communities, but also the wider society,”  the Commissioner said.

Mrs. Assamba argued that despite the celebration of International Women’s Day and the fact that women have made positive gains over the years, the world is still unequal. The event also featured a performance by Birmingham based internationally renowned singer, Jaki Graham