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The Role Of Women The Main Focus For Commonwealth Day

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The role of young women in bringing about changes in today’s society was the focus as Guyana joins the rest of the world in observing Commonwealth Day. A forum was held on Monday at the Theater Guild with female students under the theme women networking for change.

Commonwealth Youth Programme, Consultant Janice Jackson said the body believes by placing emphasis on investing in women member states stand to accelerate social, economic and political progress.

Ms. Jackson challenged the young girls to play their part in bringing about change which she believes should start with the way girls tend to treat their bodies.

Every year the day creates an opportunity to promote understanding on global issues and the work by the Commonwealth organizations. It is celebrated on the second Monday in March each year.

Commonwealth Day was held under the theme ‘Women as Agents of Change’ and the day’s observance comes less than a week after the 100th anniversary of International Women’s Day.

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