Executive Council
March 7, 2019

The following statement was given today in the House of Assembly by the Honourable Carol Anne Haley, Minister Responsible for the Status of Women

Provincial Government Recognizes International Women’s Day

Mr. Speaker, March 8 is International Women’s Day, a day on which we recognize the insights, expertise, skills, values and talents of women and girls in our province. Women have historically contributed to the growth and development of our communities, economy and province. The same remains true today.

Our government is strongly committed to advancing the status of women and girls in Newfoundland and Labrador. By enhancing the mandate of the Office for the Status of Women, we are keenly focused on creating a new, collaborative approach to violence prevention, improving the economic and social well-being of women and girls through our women’s leadership initiatives, and strengthening gender-based analysis across all work of government. These commitments will have a long-lasting, positive impact.

Mr. Speaker, we acknowledge the dedication of women’s equality-seeking and anti-violence organizations who work diligently to advance true equality for women and girls in our province. We look forward to continuing our work together to reach our common goal – the full and valued participation of women and girls in all aspects of life.

‎Members of this Honourable House, let us all work respectfully together to advance true equality for all women and girls in Newfoundland and Labrador. Let us all recommit to doing that not just on International Women’s Day, but every day.

Thank you.

2019 03 07                              1:50 p.m.