Women honoured all year

A year-long calendar of events will be launched as a part of the 15th annual Honouring Women Month observance in March 2013.

Under this year’s theme: Strong Girls. Strong Women. Strong World., the Family Resource Centre is partnering with the community to organise a month of activities and events.

First up is the publication of a community calendar that will include public events for the year and inspirational quotes. Images will also be used to depict positive messages about women and girls.

“This calendar will serve as a powerful reminder that we have a strong community made up of organisations that aim to bring awareness and make it a great place for all to live,” said Minister of Community Affairs, Gender and Housing Dwayne Seymour.

Planned as a fundraiser, the calendars will be available for $10 each. Proceeds will go toward programmes and services offered by FRC that empower girls and women in the community.

Whether it is a photo, poem or essay, FRC urges the public to contribute a piece of art to the calendar. Companies and organisations are also encouraged to submit their community events to be featured. All submissions must be made by Wednesday, 15 February. An award will be given to those selected.

Encouraging public participation, FRC’s Programme Coordinator Miriam Foster emphasised that citizens and residents should view it as a community-minded calendar made by community-minded people.

Companies and organisations can also sponsor a month in the calendar. With an opportunity for advertisement, each sponsor’s name and logo will be featured in the calendar for that particular month.

The calendar will be revealed at International Women’s Day Ceremony on 8 March 2013, at the National Gallery. The event is geared towards families of all ages and everyone is invited to attend.

“I encourage all to do their part and help celebrate girls and women in our community, by recognising their strengths and their ability to lead,” said Ms Foster.

For more information on Honouring Women Month festivities, to become a sponsor or submit a photo for the calendar, contact 949-0006.

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