The National Democratic Congress (NDC) salutes the women of Grenada, Carriacou and Petite Martinique on the occasion of International Women’s Day, 2018.
The theme for this year’s observance urges women the world over to “Press for Progress” and the NDC uses the occasion to encourage our women to continue to agitate for change, betterment and progress. We recognize that the women of our nation have always been the burden-bearers, the gate-keepers and the nation builders and we remain eternally grateful for their contribution to the development of Grenada.
We admire the bravery and courage of our women who have anchored the advancement of our society through challenging times, and we continue to be inspired by the valor in their action, which gives us hope for a brighter future.
Party Leader, Senator Hon. V. Nazim Burke believes that this is the greatest strength of the women of our nation - to look beyond themselves in times of crisis.
“It is incumbent upon us to seek to help not only ourselves but also those around us in need and peril. We salute the women of Grenada, Carriacou and Petite Martinique who have done just that,” the Party Leader said.
He hailed the Women of the National Democratic Congress as being the “standard bearers of the party, the stalwarts that keep the heart beating.”
President of the Women’s Arm Ms. Jennifer Simon is convinced that the women of Grenada need to press on for progress.
“In this current socio-economic environment, Grenadian households find themselves having to combat joblessness, dysfunctional families, poorly developed social skills, lack of institutional support and a profound sense of powerlessness. For too long the social needs of our women have been neglected and it is time to move beyond mortar and concrete and address the real lives of our people.”
The NDC will pursue a path which seeks to ignite the social development, and which focuses on putting the family and the community at the core of the development thrust of the nation. The social development agenda will ensure the protection of our women who have traditionally been at risk of abuse, ensuring establishment of a social development commission which will shift the focus from a welfare perspective to a strong development orientation.
Once again, on the occasion of the celebration of International Women Day 2018, we salute our women for their bravery, stewardship and leadership in upholding the values and standards we hold dear in our society.