Women's Issues In Guyana

Minister Manickchand represents Guyana at Distinguished Washington Roundtable

Posted in Gender Equality,Legislation by wiig on March 14, 2008
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Guyana Chronicle – March 14, 2008

MINISTER of Human Services and Social Security, Ms. Priya Manickchand participated in the Senior Roundtable on Women’s Justice hosted by the Department of State, on Wednesday in Washington, DC.

In honor of International Women’s Day, the Department of State, with the participation of Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, brought together a small, senior group of judges, legal practitioners, government officials and human rights advocates from around the world to address the growing problem of domestic violence, as well as the challenges women worldwide face in gaining equal access to courts and justice systems.

In addition to Secretary Rice, Retired U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor and Andrea Jung, Chairman and CEO of Avon Products, Inc. delivered keynote speeches at the Roundtable, according to a statement yesterday from the U.S. Embassy in Georgetown.

Minister Manickchand was selected as one of 17 international invitees based on her work in advocating women’s rights and her overall contributions to the social development of Guyanese society.

The U.S. Embassy in Georgetown said it was pleased to support her participation by funding travel expenses.

Yesterday, the Minister was a featured speaker in a symposium of prominent women leaders working on justice issues in Latin America and the Caribbean at the Inter-American Dialogue, also in Washington, DC.


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