Women challengedMarilyn Rice-Bowen: Fight to make maintenance fund a reality.
Mon, May 14, 2012 - 12:06 AM
WOMEN, STAND UP and challenge local authorities to make the child maintenance fund a fully functioning reality, said Marilyn Rice-Bowen, president of the Young Women’s Christian Association.
She was speaking at the Lloyd Erskine Sandiford Centre, addressing the graduation ceremony of the King’s Daughter programme organized by the Women Of Excellence & Empowerment Ministries to help each participant become a better “woman of God”.
Telling the 174 graduates that Barbadian women have the power to raise their voices and speak against injustice in society, Rice-Bowen called on the women to fight for women who go to court seeking maintenance and are forced to go home empty-handed because the money was not there.
“Tonight, I encourage the King’s Daughters to appeal to the authorities to make the maintenance fund a reality. After a good Sunday for the King’s Daughters, we want those women to have a good Monday.
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