JIS News

A special regional consultative workshop forming part of the initial dialogue geared towards the development of a National Gender Policy will be held on Thursday, October 27, at the Mandeville Hotel.
The activity is being spearheaded by the Bureau of Women’s Affairs (BWA) on behalf of the Gender Advisory Committee.
Speaking to JIS News Acting Executive Director of the BWA, Faith Webster informed that the intention was to engage Jamaicans living in central Jamaica.
“Participants for the forum hail from the parishes of Manchester, St. Elizabeth and Clarendon and in fact are actual representatives from a number of areas or sectors such as health, education, agriculture, private sector, youth organisations, NGO’s, faith based organisations, media and special interest groups,” she said.
Mrs. Webster indicated that additional workshops would be held at a number of other locations which, will soon be identified.
“The issues to be discussed apply not just to women but will also affect our men and that is why we have in fact made sure that we have issued a special invitation to a number of men from the region such as from the Maroon community of Accompong. This is so that they do can have an input in the development of the policy,” she stated.