Women were last evening (March 9) urged to practice compassion daily.
This call was made by First Lady, Mrs. Sandra Granger as she addressed the Women’s Conference 2016, hosted by the Freedom Life Ministries Cathedral, Georgetown.
The four-day Conference is being held under the theme ‘Women: Stronger than their Struggles.”
Making reference to the theme, Mrs. Granger said “Women are not only stronger than their struggles; they are also stronger because of their struggles,” as she encouraged them to practice kindness.
She noted that in Guyana and throughout the world, “women have faced, and overcome, similar struggles; to feed their families, pay their bills and send their children to school. Some have to endure various forms of abuse, whether sexual, psychological or physical and as such, they must use their experiences to encourage, empower and inspire other women.”
The First Lady while acknowledging the numerous strides made by women, cited the United Nations Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) gender chart which has concluded that progress continues to elude them, particularly those living in poor, marginalized regions.
This, she said, “is a situation that requires urgent attention and action, so that women and girls can be assured of a better life.”
The event will be tackling issues such as marriage, suicide, addiction and other social ills that affect women in society.