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Observance of National Women's Week 2017 - Nov 26 - Dec 2nd
By Department of Gender and Family Affairs
Nov 2, 2017 - 2:55:49 PM

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The Department of Gender and Family Affairs will celebrate National Women's Week 2017 from Sunday, 26 November to Saturday, 2 December 2017. The theme during the week of observance is "Strong Women-Strong Families-Strong Communities". This year will mark the fifty-fifth (55th) anniversary of the enfranchisement of women in The Bahamas and we continue to celebrate.

Activities are being planned by the Department, commencing with a church service, at the Church of the Most Holy Trinity on Sunday, 26 November 2017 at 9:00 a.m. Additionally, on Wednesday, 29 November 2017, a special assembly will be held at Doris Johnson Senior High School as a part of the youth observance of activities at 9:30 a.m. An invitation has also been sent to all High Schools in The Bahamas inviting them to also recognize and honour the women that week during their school assemblies.

Further, the Department is endorsing a two (2) day seminar, "Women and Construction", to be hosted by Bahama Isles Innovative Technology Solutions Multipurpose Cooperative Limited (BIITSCO) slated for Friday, 1 December - Saturday, 2 December, 2017. Additional information on this seminar will be circulated in the coming days.

The Department will also commemorate International Day to End Violence against Women on 25 November 2017, which coincides with National Women's Week. In this context, 16 days of Activism to eliminate violence against women will also be observed, ending on 10 December, 2017. Among the activities planned for this commemoration is an Orange Your Office Competition, which begins on 1 November 2017. Further details on additional activities will be circulated shortly.

In keeping with past practice, organisations are invited to conduct their own activities to commemorate National Women's Week as well as International Day to End Violence against Women. The Department would be pleased to collaborate with you and to include your activities in our calendar for these events. Kindly submit your information to genderandfamilyaffairs@bahamas.gov.bs.

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