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PM urges women to become financially independent

Published:Wednesday | March 8, 2017 | 3:02 PM
Holness said financial literacy is important for women, and they should be encouraged to take charge of their own financial affairs.

Prime Minister Andrew Holness has urged Jamaican women to become financially independent as a tool for empowering themselves and their communities.

He was speaking at a luncheon today at which he hosted a group of women at Jamaica House as part of celebrations for International Women’s Day.

Holness said financial literacy is important for women, and they should be encouraged to take charge of their own financial affairs.

Meanwhile, Holness also encouraged Jamaicans to play their part in ending violence against women by intervening when women are being abused.

He also urged men to be more respectful of the rights of women, especially in public spaces.