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

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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 …

Activities For International Men’s Day

Deirdre Gittens Ministry News

The Bureau of Gender Affairs will collaborate with the Men’s Educational Support Association (MESA), the Youth Development Programme and the Anglican Men’s Association, to host several activities to mark International Men’s Day, observed on November 19. The activities begin tomorrow, Tuesday, November 15, with a panel discussion entitled: Responsible Citizens: Making a Difference. It will be hosted by the Anglican Men’s Association, at Solidarity …

Discussion On Domestic Violence

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The Bureau of Gender Affairs and the St. Thomas Constituency Council will host a discussion on Domestic Violence on Thursday, November 3, at Dunscombe Moravian Church, St. Thomas, at 7:30 p.m. Registered nurse and counsellor, Mary Thompson, will speak on Domestic Violence and Conflict Resolution, while attorney-at-law, Andrea Simon, will discuss the amendments to the Domestic Violence (Protection Orders) Act. …

Men’s Forum To Focus On Health Issues

Deirdre Gittens Ministry News

(Stock Photo) The Bureau of Gender Affairs is inviting all men to attend its Men’s Forum on Saturday, June 25, at the Duncan C. Moore Centre, Sharon, St. Thomas, at 7:00 p.m. The forum, which is being hosted in collaboration with the St. Thomas Constituency Council and the Youth Development Programme, will focus on health issues in sports. The facilitator, …