The first National Conference on Women will be held at the Westin Grand Cayman Seven Mile Beach Resort on March 29.
The Ministry’s Gender Affairs Unit planned the conference as part of Honoring Women Month, which is observed in March each year.
With the theme “Inspiring Change,” the conference organizers hope to bring together women and men of different ages and cultural backgrounds to address the social, cultural, economic and political challenges that girls and women experience in the Cayman Islands and to encourage positive changes in individuals and society as a whole.
Participants may attend the full day or only the morning or afternoon session. The morning session provides an opportunity for attendees to discuss the key areas relating to discrimination against women in focus groups and for the ministry to collect qualitative data regarding priority issues and any potential areas of concern.
At the afternoon session, Glenda P. Simms, an authority from Jamaica on discrimination against women, will deliver the keynote address.
Lady Rabia, a local performer and advocate for gender equality, will deliver a spoken word performance.
There is no registration fee and a complimentary continental breakfast and lunch are included.