UG launches year-long Behaviour Change Campaign against Violence, including gender-based
Virtual Candlelight Vigil on December 10, 2020 at 19:00 hrs (7:00 pm)
Violence is a worldwide concern and the University of Guyana continues to lend its voice to end violence of all kinds, including gender-based violence (GBV). In addition to the free modules on gender in its all-staff-all-student Human Relations Course, the University will this year augment with a number of activities beginning December 2020.
They University launches a continuous campaign against GBV on December 10, 2020 with a Virtual Candlelight Vigil to be held at 19:00 hrs via Zoom Webinar (ID: 975 6807 6655) in remembrance of victims who died as a result of domestic violence and those who live with trauma and injuries as a result.
There will also be an Online Sticker Campaign shared on UG’s website (www.uog.edu.gy) and other social media platforms. Further, rotating banners will be mounted at the entrances of Turkeyen and Berbice Campuses, and the Institute of Distance and Continuing Education (IDCE) locations around Guyana, throughout 2021, to give pointers on how to end gender- based violence and direct victims and perpetrators on how to receive help. Throughout the year, the Anti-Violence Campaign will be held under differing sub-themes such as (1) Survivors Never Forget; (2) Domestic Violence – More than a Fist; (3) Covering up and Wearing Make- up; and (4) Creating Peace and Security in Our Homes and Communities.
This initiative is aimed at supporting the work of agencies directly involved in supporting families and communities by creating awareness, informing and educating the public, and providing care in helping to create a violence free society.
This project is a collaborative initiative among the Department of Events, Conferences, and Communication (DECC), Office of the Vice-Chancellor; Philanthropy, Alumni and Civic Engagement (PACE) – Office of the Vice-Chancellor; Institute of Gender Studies (IGS); The UG Library; Social Work Unit, Department of Sociology, Faculty of Social Sciences; School of Behavioural Sciences, College of Medical Sciences; and Centre of Excellence for Teaching and Learning (CoETaL).
Please see below an invitation to our launch – A Virtual Candlelight Vigil.
Public Relations Officer (ag)
Public Relations Unit – DECC
UG IN BRIEF
With a current enrolment of 8,601 students, University of Guyana (UG) has graduated more than 40,000 students who have gone on to successful careers locally, regionally, and internationally. The University is also a major contributor to the national economy and to business and industry. Established in 1963 on a part -time basis with shared space at Queens College, UG moved to its own campus at Turkeyen in 1970 and expanded in 2000 with the addition of the Tain Campus. It now offers more than 129 undergraduate and postgraduate programmes including degrees in the Natural Sciences, Engineering, Environmental Studies, Forestry, Urban Planning and Regional Planning, Tourism Studies, Education, Creative Arts, Economics, Law, Medicine, Optometry and Nursing. Also, UG offers extra-mural classes at four locations through its Institute of Distance and Continuing Education (IDCE). Furthermore, UG offers the opportunity for student engagement in debating; sports; and cultural, religious, and professional activities.