Hon. Gloria Thomas Outlines Grenada’s Implementation Of Gender, Responsiveness, At 8th Plenary Meeting Of Commission On The Status of Women

PR – Minister for Social and Community Development, Housing, and  Gender Affairs, Honourable Gloria Thomas, addressed the resumed General Discussion of the  Commission on the Status of Women, Sixty-eighth Session (CSW68) on March 14, 2024, on the  priority theme “Accelerating the achievement of gender equality and the empowerment of all  women and girls, by addressing poverty and strengthening institutions and financing with a gender  perspective.”

Minister Thomas, in her statement, underscored the importance of adopting a transformative agenda  to bring about change that aims to empower women and girls, as well as men and boys, in various  settings such as their homes, schools, and workplaces, to make a direct impact on lives, in urban  and rural communities. 

She further opined that the Ministry for Social and Community Development, Housing, and Gender  Affairs has successfully introduced and begun the implementation of gender-responsive budgeting.  This reaffirms Prime Minister Hon. Dickon Mitchell’s dedication to implementing strategies that  promote gender equality.  

While noting improvements to the promotion of gender equality and the empowerment of women,  Minister Thomas stressed the need to implement effective good practices for strengthening  institutions and maximising financing necessary to achieve gender equality. 

The sixty-eighth session of the Commission on the Status of Women began on March 11 and ends  on March 22, 2024. 

The Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) serves as the primary global intergovernmental  entity focused solely on advancing gender equality and women’s empowerment.