Minister for Health and Social Development Honourable Vincent O. Wheatley says implementing gender focal points in every statutory body and commission is one of the most effective ways of achieving gender equality, equity, and empowerment of women within the Territory.
Earlier this month the Governor’s Office in collaboration with the Office of Gender Affairs observed International Day of the Girl on 11th October. The aim of this year’s campaign was to highlight inspirational girls who are helping to drive change locally.
Today, on International Women's Day, we honour the social, economic, cultural, and political achievements of women around the world. It is a day set aside to celebrate the strides made towards gender equality, while also recognizing the obstacles we still face.
Four women are featured as they received bouquets of flowers on International Women’s Day for their contribution to the field of technology in the Virgin Islands both in the public and private sectors.