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International Women’s Day celebrated in Cayman Islands

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he-named-me-malala-poster2The public is encouraged to join in the observance of International Women’s Day on Tuesday, 8 March, 2016 by attending the Family Resource Centre’s screening of the documentary He Named me Malala.

The film recounts the story of Nobel Peace Prize laureate, Malala Yousafzai; the Pakistani teenager who speaks out on behalf of girls’ education and becoming a leading advocate for children’s rights and a female activist against gender inequality.

The documentary gives audiences a glimpse into this extraordinary young girl’s life – from her close relationship with her father who inspired her love for education, to her impassioned speeches at the UN, to everyday life with her parents and brothers.

Aligning with the theme of this year’s International Women’s Day— Step it Up for Gender Equality—the film highlights the importance of involving both men and women in working together to promote equal opportunities.

The screening held at the Harquail Theatre beginning at 6:00 p.m. is free to the public, however dinner will be provided at the cost of CI$15.
For more information contact the Family Resource Centre on [email protected] or 949-0006.

High School students are encouraged to attend the screening at their respective school from 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, 8 March. Snacks will be provided for students. Contact your respective school’s administration for more information.



Related events:

Take our Daughters and Sons to Work Day
In an effort to organise activities that embody this year’s Honouring Women’s Month theme, “Step it Up for Gender Equality” the Family Resource Centre (FRC) is encouraging employers from various fields and all levels of employees to participate in Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day throughout the month of March.
The main purpose of this event is to educate the youth on various career options and to empower them to pursue careers without the boundaries of traditional gender stereotypes.
Additionally, the FRC will be encouraging feedback from employees and their children and promoting the impact of their experiences through its social media pages or on the centre’s Twitter handle @CaymanFRC
For more information contact the Family Resource Centre on [email protected] or 949-0006.

Honouring Women’s Month Self Care Session
The public is invited to join the Family Resource Centre for an evening of learning about Self Care.
The free session, supported by the Rotary Club Central, is a part of March’s Honouring Women’s Month activities.
The Self Care Session will be held on Monday 16, March 2016, at the Family Resource Centre located at the Compass Centre, George Town beginning at 6:00 p.m.
To register, contact the Family Resource Centre on [email protected], on or call 949-0006.

Colour Me Purple Walk/Run
The public is invited to join the Family Resource Centre, Sol and the Department of Sports for the annual Honouring Women’s Month Colour Me Purple 5K Walk/Run.
The FRC’s Colour Me Purple 5K is an annual fundraiser to support empowerment programmes for women and youth in the community. There are two separate routes planned for the annual Walk/Run, the first event will begin at Kaibo in North Side on Saturday, 12 March and the second at Smith Cove, South Church Street on Sunday, 13 March.
The event will be taking place at 6:30 a.m. for walkers and 7:00 a.m. for runners. Additionally, the event will have several colour powder bombing stations sponsored by various organisations in the community.
The FRC is encouraging walkers and runners to dedicate their participation to a woman that inspires them.
Register online at for a fee of $20 per person. Prizes are available for winning walkers and runners including the “most purple” participant.
For more information contact the Family Resource Centre on [email protected], on or call 949-0006.

Radio Roundtable Discussion to Highlight Women
In observance of Honouring Women’s Month, the Family Resource Centre is encouraging the public to listen in to Radio Cayman’s lunchtime talk show, Talk Today for a roundtable discussion.
The Honouring Women’s Month roundtable discussion will focus on highlighting certain inequalities that still exist in the modern world and here in the Cayman Islands.
The panel will consist of men and women discussing ways to work together to address the gaps still found in today’s society.
The discussion will begin on Monday, 7 March on Radio Cayman 89.9 FM (91.9FM in the Sister Islands) at 1:30 p.m.
For more information contact the Family Resource Centre on [email protected] or 949-0006.

Church Service Kicks Off Honoring Women’s Month
The public is invited to attend a church service at the Kings Seventh Day Adventist Church this Saturday as the Cayman Islands’ begins its 18th observance of Honouring Women Month (HWM).
Traditionally the opening event is held at a place of worship with several more activities planned throughout the month aiming to honour women locally and internationally.
This year’s theme, “Step it Up for Gender Equality”, provides an opportunity to reflect on the progress made in the Cayman Islands towards closing the gender gap in all areas of the community.
HWM also highlights the Islands’ commitment to increasing opportunities for gender equality and the empowerment of girls and women.
The Honouring Women’s Month church service will be held this Saturday, 5 March 2016 at the Kings Seventh Day Adventist Church at 515, Walkers Road from 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

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