Sept 29: PLP To Hold ‘Women in Politics’ Event

September 26, 2018 | 28 Comments

The PLP will host a “Women in Politics” event on Saturday afternoon [Sept 29] at Alaska Hall.

“The Bermuda Progressive Labour Party’s Women’s Caucus, forged in the tradition of the Party’s legacy of ‘Great Women of the PLP’, such as former Leaders Dame Lois Browne-Evans, Dame Jennifer Smith, The Hon. Paula Cox, and many other committed and articulate women of action, invites you to a very special event, ‘Women in Politics,” a spokesperson said.

“During the launch of the PLP Women’s Caucus in June 2017, many women shared issues they are faced with in Bermuda. This event featured a packed hall, with attendance from PLP MPs [past and present], Executive members, Election candidates, Party members, and members of the general public. The interest expressed was overwhelming and we are pleased to carry on the momentum and host an event focused on the topics raised.

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“For decades, it has been the PLP who has set the benchmarks in Bermuda regarding Women in Politics, beginning with Dame Lois and Mrs. Dorothy Thompson being among the first women Members of Parliament elected in 1963; to Dame Jennifer Smith being the first woman leader to win a General Election, thereby becoming Bermuda’s first directly elected female Premier in 1998.

“Dame Jennifer also established Bermuda’s first and only all-women Governor’s Council made up of herself as Premier, the Attorney General [Dame Lois], and Minister for Home Affairs [The Hon. Paula Cox CBE].

“And so, building on this proud history, and the words of the late UN Secretary General Kofi Annan who said ‘There is no tool for development more effective than the empowerment of women’,

“The Bermuda Progressive Labour Party Women’s Caucus invites you to a very special afternoon:

  • Women in Politics
  • Saturday, September 29, 2018
  • Alaska Hall, 3-5pm.

“Members of the Women’s Caucus will lead a lively and thought-provoking discussion around the history, changing role, advantages, and impact of women holding elected office in Bermuda. The event will educate, stimulate, and empower the audience.

“The Caucus promises that everyone will leave with renewed vigor and pride in the vital role that women have played and continue to play in the evolution and development of Bermuda’s democracy.

“Please RSVP as limited seating is available – Alexa Lightbourne alexa@plp.bm.”

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  1. Wahoo says:

    Well that sounds like knee jerk reaction for sure.

  2. eyes wide open says:

    Don’t think the disgraced Minister for National Security will be attending,these gals don’t have what he craves.

  3. Please invite Captain Crunch says:

    This is an awesome initiative–but please while we are talking about gender diversity–let’s also address how elected politicans actually view women in politics and their contributions.

    Please make them set an example–not pay lip service.

    I would suggest that there is a level of education that needs to happen so women are treated equally and fairly and not subject to abusive comments.

    T-Milk gate comes to mind.

    Blessings abound.

  4. question says:

    Perhaps the Minister for National Security could be the keynote speaker. He could show them a video of how he behaves to women in shops.

  5. Mark says:

    Get off it. You have done nothing but spend and give away cash to your friends. How about holding an event called “wheres all our money gone?” or “wheres all the jobs you promised” these legends of the PLP should be furious at the mess their party has become

    • LaV says:

      25 – 11
      400 years of slavery
      “we had to deceive you”
      All for human rights, unless you’re gay

    • Like America’s Cup

      • sandgrownan says:

        You know how I know you’re stupid?

      • Jt says:

        14 months. Nothing yet. Just spend and tax. OBA are a disaster. It’s all on the PLP to solve their own mess (our mess). Succeed or fail it’ll be theirs to own. No more excuses or distractions.

    • sandgrownan says:

      Or how about, why does the tax payer keep funding DREB?

    • Time Shall Tell says:

      “these legends of the PLP should be furious at the mess their party has become”

      They probably would be but they’re too busy laughing at the mess OBA has become.

  6. Family Man says:

    I’m really looking forward to the guest speakers; Marc Bean and Wayne Caines.

  7. hmmm says:

    Will there be milk served?

  8. Roma says:

    TOTAL lip service. The PLP women are otherwise MUTE on matters they should vociferously speak on – including holding their colleagues to account and BEING SEEN to be doing so!

  9. cromwell says:

    Is there something I am missing when Paula Cox is included in a PLP event when she abandoned the PLP and ran AGAINST the PLP as an independent candidate and she is considered a hero!

    Maybe the present PLP allows gender reorganization before betrayal and party.

    Good luck with that.

    • question says:

      I’m not sure she is in the event. They are throwing her name around because she is a woman.

  10. This is so weak- a political ploy says:

    They should be addressing the conduct of their colleague that debased 50% of the world’s population.

    How about talking about something meaningful. I think addressing the crass, sexist comments used by PLP politicans come to mind.

    In particular–the recent titty milk one that has embarrased Bermuda internationally!

    This is an expected PLP spin event.

    You reap what you sow!

    Bless brethren!

  11. Ajai says:

    This is a pathetic way to dust up the actions of an idiot. I do not want to bash the event itself, because it is needed especially in this climate. After the stunt pulled by our Minister of National Security more needs to be done to fix this.

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