FNM Women joined PLP Minister Hon. Melanie Griffin in New York

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Women gather at United Nations…

Hon. Melanie Griffin and wife of Deputy Prime Minister Ann Marie Davis flanked by women of the PLP and FNM at the UN. The DNA sent no representative.
Hon. Melanie Griffin along with Loretta Butler-Turner and Janet Bostwick at the United Nations yesterday.

New York – A 7-member group of women from the Free National Movement Women’s Association are among the hundreds of women from around the world converging in New York, to attend the 59th Session of the General Assembly of the United Nations Millennium Development Goals. The session which opened at the United Nations York, on Monday, March 9, 2015, will focus on Gender Equality of Women.

The FNM women are a part of a larger delegation of Bahamian Women under the umbrella of the Minister of Social Services and Development, Mrs. Melanie Griffin, who are attending the conference.

Minister Griffin in her address to the UN noted how former Minister Hon. Janet Bostwick was in Beijin some 20 years ago for the platform for women and girls. She celebrated the former Minister of Foreign Affairs who joined her on the mission.

Wife of current Deputy Prime Minister Mrs. Ann Marie Davis also joined the visit to the UN with the women.

Noting that the FNM supports the equality of women, Ms. Monique Gomez, President of the FNM Women’s Association said that the conference will be a wonderful learning and networking experience for the group. The group will return to Nassau on March 14, 2015.

The photo shows from left: Ms. Karen Brown, Assistant Secretary General; Mrs. Carolyn Hanna, Chairperson for the Association on the Women’s Bureau; Ms. Monique Gomez, President, FNM Women’s Association; Mrs. Brenda Archer, Meritorious Council Member, Mrs. Sandra Pearce-Knowles Deputy Secretary General, and Mrs. Shaven Davis Assistant Treasurer. Not pictured is Ms. Linda Treco, Deputy Treasurer.