Queens contesting the 2015 Miss Solomon pageant yesterday meet with the Ministry of Women, Youth, Children and Family Affairs officials.
In their visit, the queens learnt about the important roles that the Ministry played in the country with regards to the issues affecting Women, Youth, Children and Family Affairs.
The visit is an eye opener to the queens as they learned important roles that the ministry does in empowering women and youths in the country as the queens’ fall under the category of women and youths.
The information gathered during their visit was important as it will help them to know some of the current measures the ministry is taking in addressing gender issues and empowering women in the country.
In response to their visit, the Ministry of Women, Youth, Children and Family Affairs permanent secretary Ethel Sigimanu said, her ministry is throwing its support behind the young women in which she encouraged them to be confident in what they are doing.
“It’s time that the young women rise up and address some of the issues affecting women in the country that is going on in the country unaddressed to this day.”
She said, gender equality and violence against women is on the top of the list of things that needs to be addressed.
While giving the young women words of encouragement, she on behalf of the Ministry thanked the queens for visiting her ministry and wishes them all the best in the big event that is ahead of them this weekend.
The queens yesterday met with the Prime Minister and conducted a charity visit to Red Cross Special school.
They will made their public appearance in a parade tomorrow.
By BIRIAU WILSON SAENI