WOMEN IN SPORT
TURKS AND CAICOS
TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO
TAFISA with Ms. Catherine Forde
ST KITTS and NEVIS
Nine women have been honoured for their outstanding contributions to sport by the St. Kitts and Nevis Olympic Committee (SKNOC) and Commonwealth Games Association (CGA) through its Women in Sports Commission. The women received their awards on March 8th, recognized globally as International Women’s Day.
President of the SKNOC-CGA Alphonso Bridgewater assured that sporting bodies, from the regional to the international, are in full support of equality for women. This year, the theme for International Women’s Day was “Women in leadership: Achieving an equal future in a COVID-19 world.” According to the United Nations, Women’s full and effective participation and leadership in of all areas of life drives progress for everyone. Yet, women are still underrepresented in public life and decision-making, as revealed in the UN Secretary-General’s recent report. Women are Heads of State or Government in 22 countries, and only 24.9 per cent of national parliamentarians are women. The operative slogan for the International Women’s Day campaign #choosetochallenge is to agitate for positive change.
ST VINCENT AND THE GRENADINES
CANOC Women in Sport will join the rest of the world to celebrate International Women's Day 2021
In the build-up to the day, CANOC Women In Sport Commission will be hosting a Webinar on Sunday 7th March 2021 at 5:00 pm ECT to highlight, honor, and celebrate Caribbean Women in Sport.
Ushering in a month of regional activities, Chair of the CANOC Women In Sport Commission Ms. Annette Knott said, “The theme, ‘We Choose To Challenge‘ is fitting as Caribbean sportswomen will take the lead together to challenge all the inequalities and barriers that still exist for women to take part in sport. Collectively, we can all help create an inclusive world.”
Women in Sport Commissions across the region will be hosting many exciting and impactful events throughout the month of March.
Visit CANOC webpage: https://canoc.net/2021-women-in-sport/ for news and updates on all the activities.
ZOOM Meeting ID: 921 4262 1912 / Passcode: 044801