Men’s Health Groups Team Up With Women’s Club To Effect Change

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The Men’s Health groups of the Ministry of Health and the Business and Professional Women’s (BPW) Club of Barbados, will host a panel discussion this Thursday, October 14.

It will be held at the Bagnall’s Point Gallery, Pelican Village, St. Michael, from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. and the topic will be Engaging Men as Partners and Agents of Change.

Minister of Health, Donville Inniss, will deliver remarks, while panellists are Senior Superintendent of the Royal Barbados Police Force, Erwin Boyce; Chief of Security at the University of the West Indies, Oral Reid; President of the Young Women’s Christian Association, Marilyn Rice-Bowen; youth member of the BPW, Marianne Burnham; and a youth advocate.??

In recent years, the United Nations and other international civil society organisations have highlighted the importance of involving men in achieving gender equality and in the goal to end violence against women.??

On November 25, 2004, the Business & Professional Women’s Club Barbados, in partnership with the Barbados Family Planning Association, launched the White Ribbon Campaign in Barbados at the start of the 16 Days of Activism against domestic violence.?? The wearing of the ribbon signifies a personal pledge never to commit, condone or remain silent about violence against women.??

The public is invited to come and out and air their views on this important issue.?? lbayley@barbados.gov.bb

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