A Tertiary Debate on Quotas for Women’s Leadership: Tomorrow!


It is quite amazing to realize that the 51% Coalition: Women in Partnership for Development and Empowerment through Equity is already celebrating its Second Anniversary! It seems such a short time since I last wished them a happy first birthday! I am proud to support such a dynamic and forward-thinking organization, which has made an impact on Jamaican society and thought since its launch on November 22, 2011.

In recognition of its second anniversary, the 51% Coalition has organized a Tertiary Debate on Quotas for Women’s Leadership, to take place tomorrow afternoon at the University of the West Indies (UWI) Undercroft from 4:00 to 6:30 p.m. The Friedrich Ebert Stiftung – a great supporter of the Coalition – has provided funding for this event, which is organized with the kind collaboration and support of the Institute for Gender and Development Studies Mona Unit and UWI’s Mary Seacole Hall. 

Students from UWI, the University of Technology (UTech) and Northern Caribbean University (NCU) will participate. Admission is free; do join us as we discuss one of the core issues that the 51% Coalition has focused on from the very start. And please spread the word!

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Please find some related articles below:

https://petchary.wordpress.com/2013/08/27/women-on-board/ Women on Board: petchary.wordpress.com

https://petchary.wordpress.com/2013/05/01/gender-based-quotas-a-step-forward-towards-a-more-equitable-society-for-all-jamaicans/ Gender-based quotas: A step forward towards a more equitable society for all Jamaicans: petchary.wordpress.com

https://petchary.wordpress.com/2012/12/01/many-happy-returns/ Many happy returns! petchary.wordpress.com

http://rjrnewsonline.com/opinion/education-for-whom Education for whom? An excellent article by the 51% Coalition’s Nadeen Spence, a doctoral student at the University of the West Indies and a youth and women’s advocate.

Here are a few of my photos from 51% Coalition activities:

Media specialist Leethan Grandison (right) joins the discussion.
Media specialist Leethan Grandison (right) joins the discussion.
Supporter Jaevion Nelson takes notes.
Supporter Jaevion Nelson takes notes.
The Coalition's Dorothy Whyte chats with radio commentator Sharon Hay Webster at the media launch.
The Coalition’s Dorothy Whyte chats with radio commentator Sharon Hay Webster at the media launch.
(left to right) Linnette Vassell, Brenda Wyss,
The 51% Coalition’s Linnette Vassell (far left) presents a thank you gift to Fulbright Professor Dr. Brenda Wyss from Wheaton College, Massachusetts, for her presentation on women in the job market.
Corporate Governance trainer par excellence Greta Bogues offers training for women serving on government boards.
Corporate Governance trainer par excellence Greta Bogues offered training for women serving on government boards.
Opposition Senator Kamina Johnson Smith (left) and gender specialist Beverley Anderson Manley listen attentively at the launch of the 51% Coalition's media campaign.
Opposition Senator Kamina Johnson Smith (left) and gender specialist Beverley Anderson Manley listen attentively at the launch of the 51% Coalition’s media campaign.

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