A call is being made for more women’s involvement in traditional jobs, as preparation continues towards international women’s day 2019.
Society’s’ perception of what is a man’s’ job and what is a woman’s job has a great impact on people’s livelihoods.
That’s according to Elaine Henry mc Queen, Senior Program Officer with responsibility for family and gender affairs.
As Grenada prepares to join the world in celebrating International Women’s day on March 8th, Mc Queen told GBN the unemployment rate among women and a lack of skills led her ministry to delve deeper to find solutions to gender inequality in the workplace.
International Women’s Day celebration has become a ‘rallying point’ to build support for women’s rights and participation in social, political and economic areas.
The day, according to Mc Queen, would be used as the medium to push the agenda.
She is calling on contractors to hire more women in the construction field.
In terms of opportunities for women and men in the workplace, Grenada is not doing too badly, Mc Queen said.
On Friday, a women’s village will be created at the Sir Eric Gairy Botanical Gardens, where women can access information, participate in activities and hold discussions surrounding the 2019 International Women’s day theme “Think equal, build smart, innovate for change”.