The Bahamas is among one of 159 countries scheduled to address the 57th Session of the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women opening in New York.
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Parliamentarians called upon to follow the example set by the members of the Women’s Suffrage Movement and join forces to ensure that “there is true equality of rights for women” in The Bahamas.
Parliamentarians must not allow another five-year term of government to pass without implementing the legislative and constitutional reforms needed to erase all forms of discrimination against women.
The story of the Women’s Suffrage Movement in The Bahamas is a “powerful and compelling one” inextricably tied to a quiet revolution that ultimately led to the “birth” of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas.
The mini-hospital scheduled for Palmetto Point, will be self-contained and will provide the central basis of care particularly South Eleuthera, Project Planners said.
Declining socio-economic conditions are among the key factors that have led to an increase in youth crime and violence within the region.
The Government plans to attack the gang culture by exposing Bahamian youth to a series of positive activities through the re-establishment of the Urban Renewal Programme.
The government aims to develop positive and innovative policies and practices to reduce opportunities for Bahamian youth to be drawn into gangs or criminal groups.
Human rights advocate Dr. Sandra Dean-Patterson and The Bahamas Crisis Centre were commended for “30 years of advocacy and steadfast service” to victims of domestic violence within The Bahamas.