Doreen de Caires to receive US woman of courage reward
Stabroek News
March 14, 2007

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The United States (US) Embassy says Guyana Publications Inc Managing Director Doreen de Caires is the Guyana honoree for the Secretary of State's Award for International Women of Courage.

In a press release the embassy said US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, on Thursday, announced the award to recognise women around the globe who have shown exceptional courage and leadership in advocating for women's rights and advancement.

US Ambassador to Guyana David Robinson will present an award certificate along with a letter from Under Secretary of State for Democracy and Global Affairs Paula J Dobriansky to de Caires tomorrow.

Rice in her statement said "The global observance of International Women's Day reminds all nations that the empowerment of women is irrevocably tied to the safety, security and prosperity of the world.

The enfranchisement of women can no longer be a simple aspiration. Women are essential agents in bringing about change and an often overlooked resource in the preservation of human security, in overcoming transnational dangers, and in managing threats arising from tyranny, trafficking, poverty and disease. Achieving the United States' mission of advancing democracy, prosperity and security worldwide is not possible without the empowerment of women".