The Dominica National Council of Women (DNCW) will this year host the 20th Biennial Conference of the Caribbean Women Association (CARIWA), which is scheduled for April 25-28. The theme for the conference is “Caribbean Women taking on the Global Economic Challenge for families and Community.”
CARIWA Day will be celebrated on April 27, which will also mark the group’s 40th anniversary, as it was established on April 27, 1970 in Guyana. CARIWA is an umbrella organization representing the National Councils of Women of Antigua/Barbuda, Anguilla, Barbados, Dominica, Grenada, Guyana, Jamaica, Montserrat, St. Kitts and Nevis, St. Lucia, St. Vincent & the Grenadines and Trinidad & Tobago.
An official ceremony to welcome representatives from other islands of the Caribbean will be held at the State House with a keynote address on the theme on Sunday from 7:30 p.m.
The Minister of Social Services and Gender affairs will deliver an address and declare the conference open.