Newly-elected president of Barbados’ National Organisation of Women (NOW), Avelyn Brome-Christie, is encouraging young girls to leave a positive footprint as they journey through the rest of their lives.
“If you are going to leave a footprint on the internet, let it be for something that is positive…something that will leave a legacy,” Brome-Christie told NOW’s 45th anniversary celebrations held at Gun Hill St George.
Pointing to the increase in deviant behaviour among young women, Brome-Christie argued that “the question is whether there is more deviancy or the fact is we are seeing deviancy more.”
She stated that there needed to be more education and advocacy for young women.
“If you really know your worth, your purpose you would therefore seek to ensure that what you do, what you put out there for the world to see is something that is positive.
“I would like to say to our young ladies, you are beautiful, you are full of potential full of inherent power, so let’s use it, channel it for the things that are positive,” she said.
Brome-Christie disclosed that upon taking on the office of President, her focus will be female empowerment.
“We…are aiming to bring our women to a place of empowerment , I think if we as women understand who we really are and the power that is trapped within us and the potential that we have, we would recognise that we can make a great change in our land” she said.
She noted that to achieve this goal, a series of workshops will be facilitated under the instruction of NOW, targeting education, leadership and advocacy.
“We keep saying that our children are tomorrow’s future but our children are also today’s future and it is important that they be educated about their purpose from young,” Brome-Christie said. (KK)