Episode Summary

In this episode, recorded during the Parliamentary-Civil Society Dialogue, Transformational Leadership for Gender Equality in the Caribbean: Regional Strategies and Partnerships, the Honourable Mia Mottley, Prime Minister of Barbados, delivers a feature address on the meaning of sustainable development and its relationship to women’s empowerment.

Episode Notes

In this ParlAmericas Podcast episode, the Honourable Mia Mottley, Prime Minister of Barbados, delivers a feature address on the meaning of sustainable development and its relationship to women’s empowerment. She reflects on current global challenges which indicate that progress cannot be taken for granted, as the gains that have been made aren’t translating at the community level or reaching all members of society. Prime Minister Mottley draws attention to the important work of disrupting gender norms in society and within political parties. She calls on parliamentarians to use their positions of power and choice, and to have the difficult conversations about gender that are necessary to push the development agenda forward together.

This address was recorded at the Parliamentary-Civil Society Dialogue, Transformational Leadership for Gender Equality in the Caribbean: Regional Strategies and Partnerships, held in Bridgetown, Barbados, from November 19 to 20, 2018.

About the Show

ParlAmericas is the inter-parliamentary institution that promotes parliamentary diplomacy in the inter-American system. Convening the national legislatures from North, Central and South America and the Caribbean, ParlAmericas works to strengthen democratic governance in the hemisphere by enhancing the ability of legislators to fulfill their roles and responsibilities through exchanges of parliamentary best practices and by promoting cooperative political dialogue on regional issues.
The ParlAmericas Podcast is compiled from sessions recorded from different ParlAmericas activities delivered on-location across the hemisphere.
For more information about ParlAmericas visit www.parlamericas.org and follow us on Facebook and Twitter @parlamericas

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ParlAmericas es la institución interparlamentaria que promueve la diplomacia parlamentaria en el sistema interamericano. Convoca a las legislaturas nacionales de Norte, Centro y Sur América y el Caribe, ParlAmericas trabaja para fortalecer la gobernanza democrática en el hemisferio amplificando la capacidad de los legisladores para cumplir con sus funciones y responsabilidades mediante intercambios de buenas prácticas legislativas y promoviendo un dialogo político cooperativo sobre problemáticas regionales.
El podcast de ParlAmericas se ha compilado a partir de sesiones grabadas de las diferentes actividades de ParlAmericas realizadas localmente alrededor de todo el hemisferio.
Para obtener más información acerca de ParlAmericas, visite www.parlamericas.org o síganos en Facebook y Twitter @parlamericas