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A case for women


A case for women

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WOMEN – AND SOME MEN – had their say yesterday on gender issues ranging from rape and exploitation of females to whether there should be quotas to improve women’s presence in boardrooms and other places.

The occasion was a discussion which the Gender Equality Committee of the Barbados Workers’ Union (BWU) organised at BWU headquarters in Harmony Hall, St Michael, following a street march ahead of the March 8 observance of International Women’s Day.

There appeared to be general agreement that women needed to earn the right to upward mobility through education, efficiency and other traits, and not be rewarded just because they were women.

However, there was also acknowledgement that without the necessary assistance – some “affirmative action” – upward mobility in some areas for females could be a relatively slow process. (TY)

Please read the full story in today’s Saturday Sun, or in the eNATION edition.