PPP to host roundtable on “Status of Women in Guyana”

first_imgAs part of its observance of International Women’s Day – which was observed on March 8 – the People’s Progressive Party (PPP) will be hosting a roundtable under the theme ‘Women Speak: The Status of Women in Guyana 2018’.The event is scheduled for March 20, in the auditorium at Freedom House, Robb Street, Georgetown. Several women in various fields from the Private and Public Sectors, professional women in the health and education sectors and those in the agriculture sector are slated to speak at the event. Additionally, women representing a wide cross-section of Guyanese, including women elected at the Local Government level, are expected to attend.The PPP anticipates that the event will not only highlight the status of women in Guyana in 2018, but act as a clarion call for action to be taken to address several areas of concern for Guyanese women.The need for such an event was necessitated by the lack of substantial Government initiatives to address the plight of women in Guyana, over the past three years and Government actions that have negatively impacted Guyanese women.Much success has been made over the last two decades in advancing the rights and status of Guyanese women and substantive measures to support women in various fields were implemented. However, Guyana is fast losing its momentum which it can ill afford – least our society be further ruinously disadvantaged by the demise in women’s rights and participation.last_img read more