Panel Discussion On Alternatives To Violence

Joy Springer Ministry News

Accessing Alternatives to Violence in Today’s Communities will be the subject of a panel discussion on Wednesday, March 13. The discussion, which will be hosted by the Bureau of Gender Affairs, in association with the International Men’s Day Planning Committee, will take place at Bonnetts Resource Centre, Brittons Hill, St. Michael, from 7:00 p.m. Panellists will be Crime Prevention Officer …

Seminar For Female Athletes On Int’l Women’s Day

Joy Springer Ministry News

The Bureau of Gender Affairs, in collaboration with the Women In Sport Commission of the Barbados Olympic Association, will host a seminar for young female athletes tomorrow, Friday, March 8, International Women’s Day. It will take place at the Barbados Olympic Centre, Wildey, St. Michael, from 9:00 a.m. to 12 noon. Athletes from Darryl Jordan Secondary School, The St. Michael …

Panel Discussion To Mark International Women’s Day

Joy Springer Ministry News

International Women’s Day activities in Barbados on Friday March 8 will focus on care work done by women in the area of Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia. On that date, the Bureau of Gender Affairs will host a panel discussion at the Queen’s Park Steel Shed highlighting the economic and social costs associated with the care of these …

Bureau Of Gender Affairs Relocating

Paula Harper-Grant Ministry News

The Bureau of Gender Affairs, currently housed at Baobab Tower, will be closed to the public from Monday, December 10, to Friday, December 14. This is to facilitate its relocation to the Fourth Floor of the Warrens Office Complex, Warrens, St. Michael. This department will reopen on Monday, December 17, at its new location. All telephone numbers will remain unchanged. …

Community Outreach Central To People Empowerment

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Minister of People Empowerment and Elder Affairs, Cynthia Forde, has stressed the importance of community outreach, as her Ministry seeks to tackle issues such as domestic violence, poverty alleviation and elder abuse. Speaking during a courtesy call by Principal and Pro Vice Chancellor of the Cave Hill Campus, University of the West Indies, Professor Eudine Barriteau, on Wednesday, Minister Forde …

Male Entrepreneurs Come In For Praise

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Several male entrepreneurs recently got the opportunity to show off their skills when the Bureau of Gender Affairs hosted a Symposium and showcase, for men and boys last weekend at the Queen’s Park Steel Shed. Speaking at the launch of the showcase and symposium, the penultimate event on the 2017 International Men’s Day, (IMD) calendar, acting Minister of Culture, Senator …

Gender Affairs Head: Both Sexes Matter

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Acting Director of the Bureau of Gender Affairs, Patricia Boyce, believes it is time to stop the negative gender stereotyping. Speaking today at the launch of activities to mark International Men’s Day (IMD), Mrs. Boyce cautioned that the day “should not be seen as being in competition with International Women’s Day as both sexes have a part to play in …

Plans For International Men’s Day

Paula Harper-Grant Ministry News

On Sunday, November 19, Barbados will join over 70 countries in observing International Men’s Day (IMD), which will have as its theme: Making a difference for Men and Boys. Acting Director of the Bureau of Gender Affairs, Patricia Boyce, told the Barbados Government Information Service that the celebration of IMD was important “for improving gender relations, highlighting positive role models …

Giving A Voice To Sexual Assault Victims

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Between the ages of four and six, Alicia Bailey was raped by friends of the family; by her father at the age of 10 and again at 15; and then at various stages of her life well into adulthood. Today, she wants one thing – for the rights of victims in similar situations to be heard. Ms. Bailey shared her …

Forum On ‘Men And Aging’

Deirdre Gittens Ministry News

The Bureau of Gender Affairs in collaboration with several men’s organisations, the Community Development Department and Youth Affairs, will host a Men’s Forum on Men and Aging, at St. Mark’s Community Centre on Thursday, September 7, beginning at 6:30 p.m. Occupational Therapist, Lennox Rochester will discuss mental health problems while Saul Leacock will present on social problems. Deputy President of …