Bureau of Gender Affairs Hosts Youth Leadership Seminar
The Bureau of Gender Affairs hosted a Youth Leadership Seminar on Tuesday December 4th, 2012.
This seminar is part of the Bureau’s 16 days of activism against gender violence.
The theme for the seminar is “solving today’s challenges with tomorrow’s resources”, and Ms. Fenella Wenham, President of the National Youth Council (NYC), says being a good leader will help to curb some the challenges faced in society.
Ms. Wenham is among three presenters for the seminar where she will be speaking on the leader and the lead, and organizational leadership.
Director of the Bureau of Gender Affairs, Ms. Rosie Browne, is pleased to be hosting such a seminar and says this is the perfect opportunity to get a better idea of the ills in society.
Other presenters for the day include Mr. Marvin Marie, who is a past CARICOM Ambassador and leader of the Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme in Dominica, and Educator and Community Leader Mr. Abraham Durand.
The seminar is meant to bring leaders or potential leaders of communities around Dominica, to exchange ideas on how to curb violence among women as well as men and children.
Ms. Browne gave some of the findings of a survey conducted in 2003 to find the cause of violence among persons between the ages 15-60.
The reports states that people between the ages of 15 to 25 did not see someone beating them or “speaking down” to them as violence.
This has been a great cause for concern for the Bureau of Gender Affairs.
The bureau is of the view that good leaders are the foundation for turning around the negative in society so that young people can flourish.