Tag: Hon. Hazel Brandy-Williams

Hon. Hazel Brandy-Williams, Junior Minister in the Ministry of Social Development in the Nevis Island Administration (right) hands over the keys to Mrs. Yvonne Stanley of her newly renovated home at Fig Tree on October 19, 2017

Fig Tree resident thankful for assistance from NIA’s Community Housing Assistance Programme

“I must say thank you to Ms. Brandy… I am well pleased. I am thankful for everything nicely done. I thank the workers. They did a good job,” is how Mrs. Yvonne Stanley expressed gratitude to Hon. Hazel Brandy-Williams, Junior Minister in the Ministry of Social Development in the Nevis Island Administration (NIA), for extensive renovation work carried out at her home in Fig Tree.

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Junior Minister responsible for Gender Affairs on Nevis Hon. Hazel Brandy-Williams delivering remarks at a one-day Women’s Forum on the role of women and girls in the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals in collaboration with the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) at the Mount Nevis Hotel on November 30, 2016

NIA continues to elevate the status of women, says Gender Affairs Minister Brandy-Williams

NIA CHARLESTOWN NEVIS (December 01, 2016) — Junior Minister in the Ministry of Social Development and Gender Affairs on Nevis Hon. Hazel Brandy-Williams, says the Nevis Island Administration (NIA) continues to establish programmes to improve the skill set of women to enable them to secure higher paying jobs, which effectively elevates many from their current positions.
 
The Minister’s comment came when she officially opened a one-day Women’s Forum on the role of women and girls in the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals. The event was held in collaboration with the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) at the Mount Nevis Hotel on November 30, 2016.
 
Mrs. Brandy-Williams explained that in the quest to eradicate poverty, if women are empowered economically, they would be better able to provide for their children and families and improve their financial status.
 
However, she said if investments in women are not made, they would be unable to provide for their families in a meaningful way and invariably, the poverty cycle would continue and when any country undertakes a poverty-analysis it must be gender sensitive.
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