|FNM West Grand Bahama & Bimini candidate wishes all the best to Bahamian women and promises her support to improve women’s rights|
|Wednesday, 07 March 2012 18:38|
FREEPORT, Grand Bahama – Former ZNS news presenter Pakesia Edgecombe and FNM candidate for West Grand Bahama and Bimini is proud to support International Women’s Day.
Candidate Edgecombe plans to attend a local event focused on women’s issues. “I want to encourage all Bahamian women to show their support for women worldwide by taking part in the local initiative “Join me on the Bridge, ” launched by Lynette McInness, which will take place at the Garden of the Groves, at 5:30pm on Thursday, March 8th.”
Edgecombe is quick to point out though that for some women worldwide, their situation is far from satisfactory and she calls for all women to continue to fight to improve our place in society – together!
“All around the world many women are facing major struggles, in The Bahamas we are blessed to the extent that we are part of a democratic society, “ said Ms. Edgecombe. “However, we cannot forget that other women throughout the world continue to be impacted by violence, discrimination and those who have no political representation.”
Speaking about representation she noted: “We are fortunate that Bahamian women are currently represented at every level of our society. This is why I am happy to be part of a new era of politics with the largest number of women coming forward and running for Parliament.”Ms. Edgecombe remarked that, despite the improved level of representation, there are still many Bahamian women who continue to struggle with finding reward for their contributions; especially those who choose to stay home with their families. “This is unfair because choosing to stay home and nurture your family is something to be proud of. Family is the foundation of our society and is the crux to the success of us all.”
In conclusion, Ms Edgecombe mentioned her inspiring fellow party members and, in particular, the Prime Minister, acknowledging how Hubert Ingraham strongly encouraged so many women candidates to step forward and serve their country. “I was so honoured that he asked me to represent my community and I am proud to support the FNM who are at the forefront of Women’s issues in our archipelago,” she said.
“As I seek to win the West Grand Bahama & Bimini seat I continue to be inspired by FNM women such as Janette Bostwick, Italia Johnson, Loretta- Turner-Butler, Verna Grant and so many other women in politics,” concluded Edgecombe.
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