The Pioneering WROC Urgently Needs Our Support

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The Women’s Resource and Outreach Centre (WROC) needs our support through a difficult time.

Economic conditions in Jamaica are harsh, we know; but can we allow a non-governmental organization serving needy communities, with a rich history of activism and achievement “go under”? I don’t think so. All the more reason, I would say, to support them in any way we can.

Kinshasa Carvalho gave a riveting account of the ground-breaking activism of the Committee Kinshasa Carvalho gives a riveting account of the ground-breaking activism of the Committee of Women for Progress, which led to the formation of WROC in 1983. (My photo)

At a recent National Integrity Action training session, we had a presentation by Kinshasa Carvalho on “Maternity Leave Law: Struggles and Victory.” It inspired me. Ms. Carvalho spoke of the enormously influential Committee of Women for Progress (CWP), a group of just nine women who through careful strategy and powerful advocacy ensured that the maternity leave law was passed on December…

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