Two day workshop to curb gender inequality on the island described as informative
A representative from the Caribbean Male Action Network (CariMAN) and United Nations Development Fund for Women (UNIFEM) conducted part one of a two day workshop on gender inequality yesterday, November 22nd 2010, at the Public Service Union building (PSU). The workshop was geared at promoting gender equalities around the island and the Caribbean by extension. Ms Tonni Brodber, a representative of UNIFEM gave further details about the workshop.
She said, “much of the work which we are trying to accomplish deals with supporting men and investigate their understanding of what it means to be a man especially in today’s society.”
Ms Brodber said that one of the major problems in the Caribbean is violence among women as she gave advice to women, which she hopes will aid in strengthening the understanding of relationships between masculinities, gender equality and violence in Dominica.
“Women should strengthen and support themselves and their families not only in the financial way,” said Ms Brodber.
Mr Peter Weller, Chairperson of CariMAN said that the organization is trying to raise the awareness of social development among the male gender.
“What we are trying to do is link with males and men organizations across the Caribbean and other countries to try to co-ordinate our response to all social challenges,” Weller said.
He added that men rarely speak about topics which aid them in becoming positive models in their children and family’s lives.
CariMAN is a community of caring men, committed to partnering with women to create a just world where people achieve their fullest potential while UNIFEM seeks to promote the CariMAN network.