(GIS) – Under the patronage of HE Dame Pearlette Louisy, the Governor General of Saint Lucia, the book “Running in Heels” was launched on Tuesday, Nov. 28, to coincide with the international observance of 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-based Violence.
The event, which was attended by an assemblage of women from the political arena who have represented Saint Lucia, past and present, was held at Government House.
Running in Heels: Women and Politics in Saint Lucia 1961 to 2016 was published by the Division of Gender Relations, with funding support from the Saint Lucia National Commission for UNESCO and technical support from the InterAmerican Commission on Women (CIM) at the Organization of American States (OAS).
Written by Yasmin Solitahe Odlum and Barbara Jacob Small, the book is said to be an essential guide to understanding the past, the present and the future of women in politics. Co-author Yasmin Odlum extended words of appreciation from the Inter-American Commission of Women (CIM).
The publication seeks to highlight the political experience of women in elective politics from 1961 to present.