With mentorship at the core of this initiative, the walk seeks to connect a number of established women (mentors) with aspiring leaders (mentees) along the way. All women and men are nonetheless invited to walk in solidarity with women and reflect on their advances and struggles everywhere. The walk starts opposite Marli Street at the Queen’s Park Savannah.
Vital Voices Global Mentoring Walk takes place on the same day globally and will bring together over 10,000 women in as many as 80 walks worldwide.
This year’s TT walk is organised by T&T’s Vital Voices flag bearer, Ms Brafit in collaboration with the US Embassy and with the support of First Citizens and Pat and Max, said a media release.
Building on the success of its inaugural Walk in 2015, also supported by the embassy, the walk will feature the American female performance group Girl Be Heard (GBH), courtesy of the US Embassy. Girl Be Heard is a non-profit theatre company that brings global issues affecting girls centre stage by empowering young women to tell their stories.
In addition to Girl Be Heard’s participation at the walk, The Heroes Foundation in collaboration with PSI Caribbean will host a GBH performance for an audience of school children at the Central Bank Auditorium on Wednesday.
Registration contribution is $100 and forms are available online at https://www.
facebook.com/IWDGlobalWalkTT / For more info on the Global Mentoring Walk and other Vital Voices International Women’s Day activities in Trinidad, visit the facebook page /call: 868-755-1496/ email:TTVVGlobalWalk@ gmail.com.