Discrimination against women and girls in some parts of the world remains a major challenging issue.
However, Trinidad and Tobago, for the most part, has made significant strides in respect of gender equality, Opposition Leader Dr Keith Rowley said in his statement on the commemoration on International Women’s Day.
In the statement released on Friday, Rowley said: “Full and true equality for
women, without a doubt, means pro-
gress for all in socie-
ty: men, women and children.”
He noted women were
well represented and repre-
sented themselves well in politics, economics, education, entertainment and all other spheres of this society.
“As we commemorate International Women’s Day 2014, under the theme ‘Equality for Women is progress for all’, I find it a most suitable and significant objective to celebrate the wo-
men of our country and the rest of the world,” Rowley said.
“I am personally thankful to all the women who have been and continue to be instrumental in shaping my life, both directly and indirectly. Having been blessed with very strong positive female influences, I remain convinced that when women do
well, so, too, do those around them, particularly children, as they shape they next generation,” he said.
“On behalf of the People’s
National Movement (PNM),
I wish all women and girls
a happy International Women’s Day as we continue to foster and maintain gender equality towards building a strong and progressive Trinidad and Tobago.”