Guyana’s President David Granger has reiterated his Government’s commitment to ensuring that women are placed at the centre of development and they are treated and given equal opportunities as their male counterparts to achieve their full potential.
The President said it is necessary for Guyana to move into the realm of action and break down the barriers that prevent women from being equal to men.
At an event this morning to mark International Women’s Day in Guyana at the International Convention Centre (ICC), the Head of State promised that serious efforts will be made by the Government towards achieving the Millennium Development Goals by 2030, particularly Goal #5 which seeks the achievement of gender equality and the empowerment of all women and girls.
Granger added that a major problem for his Government in seeking gender equality is changing a culture that is embedded in the minds of Guyanese. Hence, he underscored the need for more time and resources to be spent on dealing with women’s issues and how they fit in to the national development agenda.
The following are scenes from this morning’s IWD event captured by INews photographer, Carl Croker: