The Women’s Arm of the main Opposition New Democratic Party says the nation’s women and girls should be honored.

In commemoration of International Women’s Day, on March 8, 2019 the organization said in a release, it is cognizant that women in SVG and other Caribbean islands have come a long way – especially when compared to other women in the world.

The organization said its primary focus is on promoting and sustaining gender equality and empowerment of women, with respect to employment, social status, and access to leadership in the public and private sector.

It is calling on the government to pass new laws and strengthen existing ones, to facilitate gender equality and empowerment, and other programmes to eradicate violence against women and girls, to encourage women’s participation in decision-making, to invest in national action plans or policies, in order to make it easier for all to participate in national development.

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