NOW focuses on advocacy for young women

Newly-elected president of Barbados’ National Organisation of Women (NOW), Avelyn Brome-Christie, is encouraging young girls to leave a positive footprint as they journey through the rest of their lives.

“If you are going to leave a footprint on the internet, let it be for something that is positive…something that will leave a legacy,” Brome-Christie told NOW’s 45th anniversary celebrations held at Gun Hill St George.

Pointing to the increase in deviant behaviour among young women, Brome-Christie argued that “the question is whether there is more deviancy or the fact is we are seeing deviancy more.”

She stated that there needed to be more education and advocacy for young women.

“If you really know your worth, your purpose you would therefore seek to ensure that what you do, what you put out there for the world to see is something that is positive.

“I would like to say to our young ladies, you are beautiful, you are full of potential full of inherent power, so let’s use it, channel it for the things that are positive,” she said.

Brome-Christie disclosed that upon taking on the office of President, her focus will be female empowerment.

“We…are aiming to bring our women to a place of empowerment , I think if we as women understand who we really are and the power that is trapped within us and the potential that we have, we would recognise that we can make a great change in our land” she said.

She noted that to achieve this goal, a series of workshops will be facilitated under the instruction of NOW,  targeting education, leadership and advocacy.

“We keep saying that our children are tomorrow’s future but our children are also today’s future and it is important that they be educated about their purpose from young,” Brome-Christie said. (KK)




3 Responses to NOW focuses on advocacy for young women

  1. Donna October 26, 2015 at 9:50 am

    Christians must show the love of God first instead of simply praying about it. Then the people will come to understand the love of God and turn towards Him. “By this they shall know that you are my disciples if you have love one for the other.” Enough of the meaningless repetitious prayers. Walk the walk! You have talked the talk ad nauseam!

  2. Alex Alleyne October 26, 2015 at 11:00 am

    NOW is seen in BIM as “petite bourgeoisie”.

  3. Donna October 26, 2015 at 11:25 am

    Why is my comment appearing under this article? It was posted under the “Prayers for the Nation” article.


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