Georgetown, Guyana – (June 1, 2019) His Excellency David Granger, President of the Cooperative Republic of Guyana, extends sympathy to the family and friends of Ms. Andaiye, A.A., women’s activist and former executive member of the Working People’s Alliance (WPA).
Ms. Andaiye died on Friday at the age of 77, after a prolonged battle with cancer. She was a founding member of Red Thread Guyana in 1986, and was also an executive member of the Caribbean Association for Feminist Research and Action (CAFRA).
Ms. Andaiye was also a founder of the Guyana Cancer Society and the Cancer Survivors Action Group.
She worked with the Women and Development Unit of the University of the West Indies (WAND) from 1987 to 1992, and from 1987 to 1996 with the Caribbean Community (CARICOM).
In 1997, she was awarded the Golden Arrow of Achievement.