International Women’s Day

PowerHERful Women

Date: Monday, March 14, 2016

Kingston, Jamaica: In a Tribute to PowerHERful Women - #Her Legacy, Women's Empowerment for Change (WE-Change) celebrated the life, work and impact of 16 cross-generational women who “Step It Up for Gender Equality” in their families, communities, organisations, the nation and the wider Caribbean region. 

With the support of UN Women MCO Caribbean and NGO J-FLAG, the #HerLegacy event honoured the women through a gallery and exhibition, citations and awards.

(from left Juddith Wedderburn (51% Coalition), Rochelle McFee (WE-Change), Latoya Nugent (WE-Change), Taitu Heron (UN Women Programme Officer), Nicolette Bryan (Equality for All) and Nadeen Spence (UWI Mona Leads)

UN Women Deputy Representative Tonni Brodber delivered remarks to a stellar gathering of key partners and stakeholders of WE-Change, including from the NGO community – JASL, VERJ, the 51% Coalition (coalition of women’s NGOs), the University of West Mona Institute for Gender and Development Studies, UWI Leads, JASL, members of VERJ, Woman Inc, UWI LEADS, UN resident agencies in Jamaica - UNDP, UNAIDS, UNICEF, as well as the Colour Pink, Digicel Foundation, Respect Jamaica, Stella Marris Foundation.

Those honoured were:

  • Patricia Watson
  • Joy Crawford
  • Yaneek Page
  • Dionne Jackson Miller
  • Jean Lowrie Chin
  • Joan Grant Cummings
  • Peggy Antrobus
  • Nadeen Spence
  • Emma Lewis
  • Taitu Heron
  • Teocah Dove
  • Professor Verene Sheperd
  • Kenita Placide
  • Judith Wedderburn
  • Carla Moore
  • Dr. Marcia Forbes

The ‪#‎HerLegacy photo album can be viewed here:

Click here for reflections on the event by WE-Change Director, Latoya Nugent