Signs of progress towards equality in Saint Lucia?
The STAR People’s Choice Person Of The Year 2013 [Online Poll conducted throughout January]
By Dee Lundy-Charles [Published Feb 5th, 2014]
What would be the implication for, or interpretation of, Kenita Placide winning that poll? Just asking!” was one of the early comments to be posted on the STAR website poll for the People’s Choice Person of the Year. It came from one of island’s most opinionated, cyber-garrulous Facebook-pinez, but I thought it was a fair enough question. One response very concisely stated and captured the type of evolving attitudes we need to see more of in Saint Lucia, the most succinct of them being: “I hope it would be an indication to the wider community that she is not alone in the causes for which she advocates.”
Simple but so very important in a region where many countries wouldn’t even entertain including an gender rights advocate like Kenita Placide…
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