Friday 22 June, 2018

WLI to host International Women’s Day forum on Thursday

 WLI Chair, Chorvelle Johnson said that the Forum will advance the conversation with a focus on what Jamaican women’s groups are doing proactively to empower women and girls to help them to navigate danger.”

WLI Chair, Chorvelle Johnson said that the Forum will advance the conversation with a focus on what Jamaican women’s groups are doing proactively to empower women and girls to help them to navigate danger.”

The Women’s Leadership Initiative (WLI) will host an International Women’s Day Forum on March 8, 2018, entitled, “#Me Too – The Jamaican Response”. 

Noting that “the Me Too Movement has gathered steam in the US, led largely by prominent women confronting/accusing their equally prominent male sexual abusers”, WLI Chair, Chorvelle Johnson said that the Forum, from 2:00-5:00pm, at the Jamaica Pegasus, “will advance the conversation with a focus on what Jamaican women’s groups are doing proactively to empower women and girls to help them to navigate danger.”

The forum, which is sponsored by JMMB Group and Citi - will be officially opened by Olivia Grange, Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment & Sport and will feature presentations by WLI, the World Bank, Woman Inc., The Women’s Centre of Jamaica Foundation and UWI Institute for Gender & Development Studies.

 A special panel on “Socializing Boys” will be led by artiste Tony Rebel; Physician, Michael Abrahams and Dr. Elizabeth Ward of the Violence Prevention Alliance.