U.S. Embassy Honors Andrea Archer as The Bahamas' 2014 International Woman of Courage Award Recipient’
By US Embassy Bahamas
Apr 3, 2014 - 7:36:47 PM
U.S. Chargé d’Affaires a.i. John L. Armstrong with The Bahamas’ 2014 International Woman of Courage award recipient, Mrs. Andrea Archer.
Nassau, Bahamas - On
Friday, March 28, U.S. Chargé d’Affaires a.i. John L. Armstrong
formally recognized The Bahamas’ 2014 International Woman of Courage
award recipient, Mrs. Andrea
Archer during a reception at the SuperClubs Breezes Resort. Mrs.
Archer was honored for her tireless efforts in the field of social work
in The Bahamas’ school system and for making it possible for thousands
of young people to have uninterrupted access to
healthcare and education. In his remarks, Chargé Armstrong applauded
Mrs. Archer for being a nation builder, pioneer of women’s rights and a
human rights activist who persevered in the struggle to effectively
address inequalities faced by Bahamian women and
to the accomplishments of women like Andrea Archer and progress of
Bahamian society, the opportunities afforded to Bahamian girls today are
only limited by
their own imaginations,” he said.
the past seven years in honor of outstanding women, the United States
Government has asked its embassies around the world to nominate one
female leader for the
International Woman of Courage award. The recognition serves as a
tangible way to show respect and appreciation for women who have
exemplified economic, political and social achievements. Among the past
honorees on hand to celebrate the accomplishments of
Ms. Archer were, Ms. Rose Mae Bain for her work with HIV/AIDS and the
Hon. Janet Bostwick, for her contributions towards the empowerment and
advancement of Bahamian women, particularly in the labor force.
the event, Chargé Armstrong also recognized the Bahamian young women
who were nominated for the U.S. State Department’s Global Leadership
Arinitha Komolafe, Nakera Symonette, LaToya Johnson and Deserie Miller.
The women were nominated for being strong examples of leadership that
has made a difference in building The Bahamas.
U.S. Chargé d’Affaires a.i. John L. Armstrong, Mrs. Andrea Archer and Mrs. Anne Marie Davis, wife of Deputy Prime Minister Philip Davis.
The Bahamas’ International Woman of Courage award recipients, The Hon. Janet Bostwick, Mrs. Andrea Archer and Mrs. Rose Mae Bain.
Anne Marie Bain, Political Specialist, U.S. Embassy, U.S. Chargé d’Affaires a.i. John L. Armstrong, The Hon. Janet Bostwick, Mrs. Andrea Archer, Mrs. Rose Mae Bain and Neda Brown, Public Affairs Officer, U.S. Embassy.
Chargé Armstrong with the Bahamian young women who were nominated for the U.S. State Department’s Global Leadership Mentoring Program along with Embassy representatives, Anne Marie Bain and Neda Brown.
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