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International Women’s Day (IWD) will be observed on Sunday, March 8. This is the day when women worldwide are recognized for their struggles and accomplishments in the various arenas. It also provides an opportunity to explore women’s untapped potential and opportunities in order to allow them to participate actively in national development.
To mark the Week, the Bureau of Women’s Affairs will be hosting a number of activities from Sunday to Saturday March 8-14 under the theme, Honouring the past, celebrating women: embracing gender equality.
The first of the activities is a special commemorative church service at the Eastwood Park New Testament Church, 48 Eastwood Park Road, Kingston 10, on Sunday morning. The sermon will be delivered by Reverend Evon Blair.
Mrs. Faith Webster, Executive Director of the Bureau of Women’s Affairs said she was inviting persons to turn out for the church service “to worship and reflect on how women and men can partner together to advance gender equality, development and peace for the benefit of our nation.”
This year’s observance is of special significance as it will highlight International Women’s Day as well as mark the celebration of the 35th Anniversary of the Bureau of Women’s Affairs. Minister Olivia Grange, Minister of Information Culture, Youth and Sports, with responsibility for women’s affairs/gender issues deliver greetings at the church service as well as launch the activities to observe the Bureau of Women’s Affairs 35th Anniversary.

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