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Friday, 15 March 2019 00:00

With the passage of International Women’s Day on Friday, the San Ignacio and Santa Elena House of Culture recognized Women in Art on Saturday at the Cayo Welcome Center. Women from across the Cayo District were present to display their beautiful handiwork.

Coordinator of the local house of culture, Mrs. Iliana Moreno told us that the Women in Art exhibit is a yearly event and is sponsored by the National Institute of Culture and History (NICH).

This year members of the Kxacoxo family were out to show their painstakingly made drawings, all using only pens and ink. To view samples of their drawing, they can be reached at telephone 650-6031.

Victoria Bedran, who assists high school students periodically with their artwork, also showed her art, which uses the field of gravity to soak her medium. Her complex abstracts can be hung on walls to improve the image of the surroundings. Bedran can be reached at 604-9237.

As we support our female artisans with their products, which are now available at reasonable cost, we also recognize them in adding value to human existence. At the global level, women continue to be recognized for their work.

In a note from the United Nations website, International Women’s Day has been celebrated in many countries around the world. It is a day when women are recognized for their achievements without regard to divisions, whether national, ethnic, linguistic, cultural, economic or political. International Women’s Day first emerged from the activities of labour movements at the turn of the twentieth century in North America and across Europe.

The Charter of the United Nations, signed in 1945, was the first international agreement to affirm the principle of equality between women and men. Since then, the UN has helped create a historic legacy of internationally-agreed strategies, standards, programmes and goals to advance the status of women worldwide.

Last Updated on Friday, 15 March 2019 11:58