The Secretary of the Ministry of Internal Affairs, Bredina Drollet, hosted and chaired the first meeting of the National Steering Committee which has a role of advisory and monitoring of the implementation of the National Policy on Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment. The meeting was attended by the Secretary of MFEM, Richard Neves, and representatives of the Ministries of Education, Public Service Commission, Infrastructure and Planning, Police, Health, Culture, the National Policy Unit, the National Council of Women and members of the Gender and Development Division. The group plans to meet every six months. In between times, Task Force groups consisting of key stakeholders, have been assigned to each of the six components of the National Policy and will meet on a monthly basis to monitor the achievement of their specific outcomes. Each task force will be expected to submit an annual plan and to report on it to the Steering Committee at their biannual meeting.