NEED REMAINS IN ADDRESSING GENDER EQUALITY BARRIERS

International Women's Day. Photo credit: holidaysinyear.com

International Women’s Day. Photo credit: holidaysinyear.com

There is a continuing need for everyone to work together to address barriers to gender equality.

Alicia Kenilorea of the UN Women Solomon Islands Office made the statement today in relation to the 2015 theme for International Women’s Day.

Mrs Kenilorea said this year’s theme “Empowering Women and Girls in Solomon Islands – Making it Happen” highlights the important role women are already playing in the development of Solomon Islands.

She adds the theme also highlights the continuing need for everyone to work together to address barriers to gender equality.

“The theme for 2015 is ‘Empowering Women and Girls in Solomon Islands, making It Happen.’ This year’s theme highlights the important role that women play are already playing in the development of Solomon Islands as well as the continuing need for women and men, girls and boys to work together to address barriers to gender equality.”

This year’s International Women’s Day is supported by the Ministry of Women, Youth, Children and Family Affairs, Honiara City Council, UNICEF and Oxfam.

It will be officially marked in Honiara next Tuesday.

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