To commemorate the women’s history month the ambassador of the United States, June Carter Perry, on 27th March opened a panel discussion on the issue of women’s statuses and roles in the country.
During the discussion, particular reference was placed on the three gender bills which were passed by the last parliament.
In her remarks ambassador June Carter Perry said the commemoration of the event was a time to honour women who fought to advance the causes of justice and dignity.
The ambassador stated that, “while in progress, though, we must take the time to shine our light on obstacles that remain, preventing women from reaching their full potential.”
She noted that the empowerment of women was not only limited to the women but as a nation as a whole, as it’s required a comprehensive and effective social empowerment”.
The United States has a very good and long lasting commitment to the empowerment of women. The US has funded lots of developmental and empowerment programmes for women among which was a recent round table conference wherein Justice Salamatu Koroma was sent by the embassy to attend.
By Betty Milton