CIWiL Salutes the Female Contenders of St Lucias General Elections

Date: Wednesday, December 14, 2011

St. John’s, 12thDecember 2011 – The Caribbean Institute for Women in Leadership (CIWiL) noted that the participation of women leaders in the 2011 General Elections was notably high in St. Lucia, as an unprecedented number stepped forward as contenders. At a time where other countries in the region recently witnessed a decline in the number of women elected, three out of the ten female contenders were successful in gaining their seats, and advancing their roles as leaders in the political sphere, a release from CIWiL said.

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The Caribbean Institute for Women in Leadership is a flagship networking Institute, producing high quality research, documentation, analysis, training and advocacy to advance women’s transformational leadership and increase the number of women in politics, leadership and decision-making at all levels in the Caribbean. The non-partisan organisation is supported by United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women), the Organization of American States (OAS), and the Commonwealth Secretariat, though a wide range of project-based initiatives.

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Sheila Roseau, Coordinator
(268) 785 1323
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St. John`s, Antigua (CIWiL Secretariat)