Forum on women’s issues
SOME OF the most pressing women’s issues will be discussed in Barbados later this week when the Young Women’s Christian Association (YWCA) hosts the inaugural North American and Caribbean region young women’s leadership conference.
The conference will examine women’s sexual reproductive health and rights, violence against women and women’s economic justice, giving women the opportunity to gather and focus on issues pertinent to them, their YWCAs and countries.
Barbados YWCA president Andrea Taylor said the conference would also bring issues that were in the public’s attention such as domestic violence, employment and paternity testing.
“We believe that the benefits will redound from such an international gathering and will augur well, especially for the development of women in Barbados,” she said.
More than 100 delegates from 13 countries, including Taiwan and Switzerland, will meet at Hilton Barbados June 20 to 22 to discuss the topics under the theme Embracing The Past, Nurturing The Present and Building The Future of Young Women’s Leadership. Areas such as advocacy, capacity building and HIV/AIDS will also be explored along with the topic The Future Young Women Want.