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United in support of women

Trinidad and Tobago’s Prime Minister Kamla Persad Bissessar and her Jamaican counterpart, Portia Simpson Miller said the theme to observe the occasion is timely and resonates not only for women but every sector of their countries.

International Women’s Day is being observed under the theme “A Promise is a Promise: Time for Action to End Violence against Women”.

Prime Minister Persad Bissessar said that she would continue to use her term in office and position regionally and internationally “to propose, champion and influence policy and decisions targeted to eliminate violence and discrimination against women.

“As Prime Minister, I unequivocally state that violence against women is unacceptable, will not be tolerated and every effort will be made to bring the perpetrators of these acts against the human rights and dignity of women to justice.”

Reprinted from CanaNews

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