Minister Furbert Attends Meeting In Barbados

November 20, 2023 | 9 Comments

Minister of Youth, Social Development, and Seniors Tinee Furbert is taking part in the Meeting of the Council for Human and Social Development [Gender] in Bridgetown, Barbados.

The Minister said, “Today and tomorrow, November 20 and 21, 2023, I am participating in the Forty-Sixth Meeting of the Council for Human and Social Development [Gender] in Bridgetown, Barbados.

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“This pivotal meeting aims to review and finalize the Draft CARICOM Gender Equality Strategy, a significant milestone achieved with the invaluable support of the Caribbean Regional Spotlight Initiative, facilitated through recipient United Nations Organizations [RUNOs] such as UN Women and UNDP.

“This strategy has undergone regional consultations and validation processes, marking a collective effort toward fostering gender equality across the Caribbean.”

A Government spokesperson said, “The focal point of the meeting is the launch and discussion surrounding implementing and monitoring the CARICOM Gender Equality Strategy.

“It will address essential topics, including the outcomes and accomplishments of the Caribbean Regional Spotlight Initiative. Member States will report to the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women [CEDAW], shed light on the Economic Cost of Violence, as well as the impact of the rising cost of living on female-headed households in the Caribbean, among other pressing issues on the regional agenda.”

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Minister Furbert concluded, “I look forward to the regional collaboration and collective action to advancing gender equality. Collaboration in finalizing the CARICOM Gender Equality Strategy signifies a momentous step forward. Our collective efforts will pave the way for creating a future where all individuals, regardless of gender, have opportunities to thrive.”

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  1. Hilarious! says:

    OK, someone has to ask. What does [Gender] mean? I ask to clear up any confusion on what [Gender] specifically means for the purposes of the meeting. How many [Gender]s are acknowledged by CARICOM?

    Thank you in advance to whoever can answer my questions.

    • Joe Bloggs says:

      The term “gender” refers to the social constructed characteristics of male and female.

      Whilst much of the world is moving away from a binary concept of gender, Caribbean islands such as Barbados are fiercely conservative and will hold on to that binary concept for years to come.

      • Hilarious! says:

        Why would CARICOM believe in only two genders? Is the count now over 80? To be inclusive and progressive, the 78+ others must be counted. Updated: One website I just read claims 107! Every gender must be listed and included from Abinary to Xenogender.

        • Joe Bloggs says:

          “Why would CARICOM believe in only two genders?”

          It is following religious conservatism.

      • Question says:

        Most of the world still knows what is obviously true.

  2. Warrior says:

    What if anything are Churches of Bermuda saying about this?

    • sandgrownan says:

      Who gives a toss what the churches say or think? They are an irrelevance, and should keep their opinions (because that’s all they are) to themselves.

    • Joe Bloggs says:

      Churches in Bermuda can talk?

      Can whoever invented the talking church patent the idea and licence it?

      Bermuda needs the income that can be generated from licencing the technology of talking buildings and to tax it!

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