Minister for Education, Rosy Akbar has challenged women and men to have open discussions on issues such as gender equality and violence against women amongst others.

The Education Minister was speaking at the International Women’s Day celebrations for the Ahmadiyya Muslim Women’s Movement that was held at the Masjid Noor Conference Hall in Flagstaff.

“As women we play an important role in shaping our families, our communities and our nation,” Minister Akbar said.

“We should be engaged in dialogue and be able to talk bluntly about issues that are affecting us.

“Women should be supporting women, let us be that generation of women that supports one another.”

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