JAMAICA | People’s National Party Pays Trtibute to Women’s Rights Activist Dr. Glenda P. Simms

JAMAICA | People’s National Party Pays Trtibute to Women’s Rights Activist Dr. Glenda P. Simms

KINGSTON, Jamaica, January, 2022-  The People’s National Party has  extended condolences to the family, friends and colleagues of Dr. Glenda Simms who died after a brief illness.

In a statement, the PNP noted that Dr. Simms who was born in Stanmore, St. Elizabeth,  lived an exemplary life and was an admirable leader and advocate for women’s rights, social justice and equity.

“Dr. Simms was a woman who I deeply admired and I am saddened by her passing. She was a passionate and fearless advocate for women’s rights and ending discrimination on the grounds of gender and race. Her rich legacy will have a lasting impact”, said Opposition Spokesperson on Justice and Gender Affairs,Senator Donna Scott-Mottley.

Dr Simms carried the Jamaican flag with pride along her journey. She migrated to Canada in 1966 where she distinguished herself in Education and the Public Service. She received a national award from the Canadian Council of Multi-Cultural and Inter-Cultural Education, Senator Mottley said.

She was also the recipient of the Black Achievement Award for her invaluable contributions to Public Policy as well as several Honorary Degrees from leading Universities in Canada. Dr. Simms was a Former President of the Canadian Advisory Council on the Status of Women and was  appointed to the North Bay Human Rights Hall of Fame.

Dr. Simms received equally outstanding accolades for her work in Education and Gender Affairs in Jamaica. She was awarded the Order of Distinction in the Officer Class for outstanding work in Gender and Development.

Dr. Simms was a former Executive Director of the Bureau of Women Affairs in Jamaica and worked closely with former Prime Minister Portia Simpon Miller while she was the Minister of Gender Affairs to enact legislation that ensured equality for women and girls.

Dr. Simms served as an advisor to both the Canadian and Jamaican Government on Women’s Issues, Poverty Eradicaton, Race Relations, Education, Child Labour and issues of Development.

The PNP joins in celebrating the remarkable legacy of Dr Glenda Simms and again offer our deepest condolences on her passing.

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