Port of Spain (ILO News) - Dr. the Hon. Esther Byer-Suckoo, Minister of Labour and Social Security, Barbados, was one of the panelists of a high-level debate that took place on 8 March 2012 at ILO headquarters in Geneva on the occasion of International Women’s Day. The Day was used to celebrate the contribution rural women are making to rural economies and to their families, and communities in which they live. The debate was held under the theme “Empower rural women – end hunger and poverty”. Other panelists included - Ms Sue Longley, Coordinator for Agriculture, International Union of Food, Agricultural, Hotel, Restaurant, Catering, Tobacco and Allied Workers’ Association (IUF); and Ms Zodwa F. Mabuza, Chief Executive Officer of Federation of Swaziland Employers and Chamber of Commerce.