High-level delegates from across the world will meet tomorrow to continue talks on gender equality and women rights at the 65 session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW65).
Guyana’s Minister of Human Services and Social Security will present on behalf of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) at the session, which will also see US Vice-President Kamala Harris presenting.
The theme this year is:“Women’s full and effective participation and decision-making in public life, as well as the elimination of violence, for achieving gender equality and the empowerment of all women and girls”.
The ministry said Persaud’s 11-minute message will reflect the CARICOM’s perspective and will focus, inter alia, on women’s participation in leadership and decision-making; implementation of gender quotas in politics; the elimination of violence against women and girls and the ongoing commitment to promote gender equality and the empowerment of women and girls.
Representatives from Jamaica, St Kitts, Trinidad and Tobago, Cuba, the Dominican Republic, Suriname, St Lucia and Antigua and Barbuda will also speak at the event.
The event runs until March 26.