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30/07/2017 09:46:43

Haiti - Social : First Lady pays tribute to women Mayors
Friday, at the Hotel Karibe Convention Center, at a Gala organized by the Ministry of the Interior, First Lady Martine Moïse, paid tribute to the 143 women Mayors and deputies Mayors of Haiti.

In the presence of the Minister of the Interior Max Rodolphe Saint Albin, the Minister for Women's Affairs and Women's Rights, Eunide Innocent, parliamentarians and members of the Government and the Mayors and deputies Mayors of the country, the First Lady welcomed the sacrifice of these women who had to overcome the obstacles to be candidates and congratulated the political groups that have framed them during their campaigns.

"You are heroines because you made the difference. I am proud of you, as well as all the Haitian women who are watching you. You are role models for them and you can count on me !" stressed Martine Moïse, who took the opportunity to welcome the election of these women and promise to be their advocate along with her husband, the President of the Republic.

Minister Saint Albin thanked the First Lady for her support to the realization of this evening of tribute and asked the mayors and their deputies mayors not to give up "History expects a lot from you" reminding the important role they have to play in the development of the country, he reiterated the unconditional support of his Ministry to the struggle of the mayors of Haiti and announced a partnership of solidarity between them, his Ministry and the Office of the First Lady.

The Minister for the Status of Women Eunide Innocent praised the support of the presidential couple in the struggle for respect and promotion of women's rights in Haiti. She recalled that this tribute to these women elected participates in the recognition of their contributions to the building of a more just and egalitarian society.

The Mayor of Arcahaie, Rosemilla Petit-Frère Sainvil, also President of the Federation of Women Mayors of Haiti, welcomed the initiative taken by the Office of the First Lady and its artners "The homage is yours, Firest Lady, as well as women and women's organizations in the country who are constantly struggling, sometimes at the risk of their lives. It is thanks to these battles that we will have the chance to have all these women today within the Municipal Administrations in Haiti."

HL/ HaitiLibre

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