DNCW places focus on girls for International Women’s Day 2012

first_img Share Sharing is caring! Share 5 Views   no discussions LocalNews DNCW places focus on girls for International Women’s Day 2012 by: – March 5, 2012center_img Share Tweet The Dominica National Council on Women (DNCW) will be placing emphasis on girls for this year’s International Women’s Day which will be celebrated globally on March 8th under the theme “Connecting Girls Engaging Families, Inspiring Future”.Josephine Dublin-Prince.President of the Council Josephine Dublin Prince has announced that one of the major activities will be a girl’s symposium which will target secondary schools students in 3rd and 4th forms as well as students of the Social Center and Business Training Center.“The symposium will focus on girl children out of secondary schools too. These places have teenage mothers who did not make it to the secondary school. We see that as important knowing what’s happening to our young girls.”According to Dublin Prince there has been a shift in the family structure resulting from the fact that there are several young mothers and the symposium will provide an opportunity to provide support to these young ladies.Some of the girls are agitators and involved in fights on the street. We are seeing a change in the family structure and who we perceive as the ones in violence,” she said. The other major activity will be a night of creative expression scheduled to take place at the Arawak House of Culture. “We believe that we need to connect the young girls to family because they are very important and essential the whole development of family. Through their journey to womanhood they face a lot of challenges. We have been hearing about abuse. We are saying we need to reflect on the process on the girl child to womanhood,” she said.The DNCW President noted that several women are expected to address the event.Dominica Vibes Newslast_img

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