Blackett: Violence Hurting Our Young Men

Paula Harper-Grant Top Stories

Minister of Social Care, Steve Blackett, wants to see an end to violence in Barbadian society, especially among young males. Speaking at the launch of International Men’s Day on Monday, Mr. Blackett stated that the increasing incidence of gun play in the island was a reminder that “all is not well among some of our young men”. “We as a …

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 …

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 …