Friday 23 August, 2019

Mayor: Women will continue to serve in 'visible' positions in Borough

Arima Mayor Lisa Morris-Julian has committed to pressing for progress as she extended International Women's Day greetings on Thursday.

In a statement, she noted that Trinidad and Tobago has made headway in its creation of opportunities for women and men to work on all equal levels.

She said as such, the council proposes to continue to allow women to serve in positions which make them visible and positive contributors to the development of the borough.

Morris-Julian made the remark as she said there are several areas in which women are well represented in the borough’s leadership including the political, criminal justice, financial and administrative systems.

"Although small on the national scale, the council believes that the borough of Arima has made significant strides to provide great platforms for women and girls to access equal opportunities in all spaces."

"The council points to the daily operations at the borough as an example of the leadership and service which women have contributed to its upkeep."

International Women's Day is celebrated each year on March 8.

The day seeks to highlight and promote the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women and calls for gender parity on all levels across the globe. 

 

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