The Saint Lucia Labour Party (SLP) will host a series of constituency and national activities in celebration of International Women’s Day 2016.
On Monday, March 7, 2016, SLP’s two elected female Parliamentary Representatives, Hon. Alvina Reynolds and Hon. Emma Hippolyte will be the guests IN THE RED ZONE, where they are expected to speak on the role of women in elective politics as well as actions taken to date and plans to address critical issues affecting women in Saint Lucian. The show is hosted by Communications Director of the SLP, Mrs. Jadia Jn. Pierre-Emmanuel and is aired on Choice TV every Monday at 9:00pm.
Hon. Emma Hippolyte is expected to host an Annual Awards Ceremony to recognize outstanding women in the Constituency of Gros-Islet on International Women’s Day, Tuesday, March 8, 2016. This ceremony is organized and hosted in collaboration with the Gros-Islet Constituency Council and recognizes women in various fields who have had an impact in the constituency as well as various areas of interest. The ceremony will be held at the Bay Gardens Hotel from 7:00pm.
On Thursday, March 10, 2016, the SLP will host a special public meeting in the town of Gros-Islet from 7:00pm. The meeting will be addressed by women who serve in various capacities in the Party and Government. Political Leader of the SLP and Prime Minister of Saint Lucia, Hon. Dr. Kenny D. Anthony is also expected to address the gathering.
The public is also invited to attend a special church service to be held in honour of four centenarian supporters of the SLP at the St. Lucy’s Catholic Church in Micoud, on Sunday March 13, 2016 at 3:00pm.
The SLP prides itself on being a party of inclusion and equal opportunity. Women are represented at all executive levels of the Party and have been the backbone of the organization. Many constituencies credit the success of their mobilization efforts to the presence of women in their teams. The commitment and passion they bring to the process has always been valued and recognized by the leadership of the SLP.