MOSP hosts two-day gender equality seminar in Region Three
DPI, Guyana, Thursday, May 24, 2018
As government moves towards implementing the National Gender and Social Inclusion Policy, the Ministry of Social Protection on May 22-23 conducted a two-day seminar to sensitise officials on gender inequality and social exclusion.
The seminar aimed to improve the understanding of gender equality and gender mainstreaming. It also analysed and compared existing national procedures on gender equality and develop awareness of the structures that perpetuate gender inequality at the level of the household, community and workplace.
This included the development of Gender Focal Points (GFPs) practical ability and self-confidence to apply gender concepts and analysis in order to comfortably use gender-responsive results-oriented management tool.
In brief remarks, at the Regional Boardroom, Regional Executive Officer (REO) Denis Jaikaran J.P encouraged the participants to take advantage of what is being taught and to further sensitise other members of the public.
“It is not just the knowledge you (participants) will gain, it is how you apply it, how comfortable you are when sharing this message that will cause a change in the lives of someone else and that is what is important for our region”, the REO said.
He noted that the region has faced several incidents of gender violence that have led to fatalities. The REO was also optimistic that the seminar will assist significantly to reduce such occurrences.
Jaikaran also commended the ministry for introducing such an initiative noting assured that the administration fully supports the Ministry of Social Protection in its effort to promote gender equality.
By: Neola Damon