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Hon. Hazel Brandy-Williams, Junior Minister in the Ministry of Social Development on Nevis

Min. of Social Development to host Regional Women’s Forum

NIA CHARLESTOWN NEVIS (March 17 2017) – In keeping with its continued commitment to women’s empowerment within the context of the new Sustainable Development Agenda, the Ministry of Social Development in collaboration with the Organization of American States (OAS) and the Commonwealth Women Parliamentarians (CWP) will on March 22-23  2017, convene a two-day Regional Women’s Forum. It will be held at the Mount Nevis Hotel from 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
 
The initiative, which is the brain child of the Junior Minister of Social Development in the Nevis Island Administration (NIA), Hon. Hazel Brandy-Williams, is part and parcel of her and her Ministry’s thrust to encourage women to take a more active role in leadership and to examine best practices throughout the region for implementing priority areas of development for women and girls.
 
The forum will invite presentations and engagement with expert facilitators drawn from the United Nations Development Program (UNDP), the University of the West Indies (UWI), the Commonwealth Secretariat, the Organization of American States (OAS) and regional parliaments.
 
Over the two day period, participants will be exposed to various topical issues concerning two main thematic areas: “Women in Leadership” and “the 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda”.

Hon. Hazel Brandy-Williams, Junior Minister in the Ministry of Social Development in the Nevis Island Administration (file photo)

Nevis Min. of Social Development to host Women’s Forum on Sustainable Development Goals

NIA CHARLESTOWN NEVIS (November 28, 2016) — The following is a press release from Sustainable Development in the Ministry of Social Development, Nevis Island Administration (NIA).
 
The Nevis Island Administration through its Ministry of Social Development in collaboration with the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), will on Wednesday 30th November, 2016, convene a one day Women’s Forum at the Mount Nevis Hotel from 9:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. on the role of women and girls in the 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda.
 
The initiative, which is the brain child of the Junior Minister of Social Development in the NIA, the Hon. Hazel Brandy-Williams, is part and parcel of her and her Ministry’s thrust to encourage women to take a more active role in decision making and in the implementation of the new Sustainable Development Goals.
 
The 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda, adopted in 2015 by the United Nations General Assembly, covers a number of critical areas of concern for women including poverty eradication, education and training, maternal, sexual and reproductive health rights, economic empowerment, reducing violence against women and girls and promoting women in political leadership.
 
The Nevis Island Administration is committed to the achievement of this agenda and it is in that context that it has mobilized the offices of the Gender Affairs and Sustainable Development Departments to organize this Women’s Forum, in an effort to bring awareness to the process and solicit public opinion and participation as it shapes government policy on promoting the rights of women.

Caregivers training course concludes

 

Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Social Development Mr. Alstead Pemberton

CHARLESTOWN NEVIS (July 21, 2010) — Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Social Development Mr. Alstead Pemberton, urged eight new caregivers who successfully completed training in the care of the island’s seniors, to utilize their new knowledge to enhance their performance and delivery on the job and their personal development.

 

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