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IGDS honours outstanding women

Monday, March 18, 2019

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THE Institute for Gender & Development Studies (IGDS) of The University of the West Indies honoured over 70 outstanding women at an awards ceremony at The UWI Regional Headquarters, Mona on February 14.

Marking the IGDS' 25th anniversary and The UWI's 70th, the event celebrated the fact that women, many educated at The UWI, have made widespread and lasting contributions regionally and internationally.

When The UWI began at the Mona campus in 1948, approximately one-fifth of the cohort were women. The ceremony paid homage to some of the exceptional women The UWI has produced in diverse fields on all its campuses.

One woman was selected to represent each class from 1948 to the present with some years being doubly represented.

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