The Most Honorable Juliet Holness, Member of Parliament and Spouse of the Prime Minister of Jamaica, has graciously agreed to provide thought leadership to the issues of child sexual abuse in Jamaica and across the Diaspora; as keynote for the second annual Protect the Children Gala.
Female Development World Organization (FDWO), formerly known as Jamaica International Female Football Development (JIFFD) in Association with Kiwanis Club of Lauderhill is proud to host youth and children advocates, community, business, faith leaders and dignitaries on Saturday, April 29th at 6:00PM at the Hyatt Regency, Fort Lauderdale.
Juliet has been married for almost twenty (20) years to The Most Honorable Andrew Holness, Prime Minister of Jamaica, with whom she has worked tirelessly to raise their two sons – Adam and Matthew. She is also a well-known servant leader who has made political headlines in Jamaica, with stunning upsets on her journey to Parliament. Among the issues which constantly occupy her mind, in addition to the welfare of her family, are matters concerning community development, gender equality and disenfranchised youth.
A trained accountant and real estate developer, she holds undergraduate and graduate degrees in Accounting and Economics from the University of the West Indies. “We are grateful to the Jamaican government for supporting the prevention and eradication of child sexual abuse,” said Wayne Messam, Mayor, City of Miramar “Mrs. Holness is a vibrant champion of the people and we look forward to having her illuminate the issues, facilitate solutions and help us mobilize for positive outcomes for Jamaicans at home and those across our Diaspora.”
Business, community, faith and cultural leaders are invited to support this important event, designed to inspire activities and funds to support organizations in South Florida and Jamaica working with the survivors of child sexual abuse.