Government Gives $15M to First Women’s Expo
As the struggle for gender equality and the challenges of domestic violence continues the government has pumped some 15 million dollars into the first women’s expo. Plans for the event were unveiled today and the expo is scheduled for the Guyana National Stadium at Providence from May 27 to 29 under the theme Feminition: the definition of a woman.
The three-day exhibition will showcase women producers and their work including businesses that offer products and services catering to the needs of women with 125 exhibitors already on board.
Human Services and Social Security, Minister Priya Manickchand hopes that the event could be used as an avenue to empower women while promoting their contribution to the country’s development.
The Human Services Minister said the support from the business community is overwhelming and noted that the event is expected to transform the way women view and feel about themselves.
The women exhibitors will be drawn from all walks of life and the booths are free of charge and for those residing outside of Georgetown the government will provide meals and accommodation.
Aside from the exhibits there will be an all female mega concert featuring artist such as Queen Ifrica and Fay-Ann Lyons.
The two artists are known for highlighting the struggles of women in their music and will do so along with Guyana’s local female stars. A fashion show will also be a part of the weekend of women empowerment.