Empowerment at community level may be transformative for women’s rights – GHRA

In anticipation of local government elections this year, the Guyana Human Rights Association (GHRA) says the empowerment of women must start at the community level, where ordinary women are encouraged to become active and contest for seats outside of the political party system.

As Guyana joins the world in observing International Women’s Day today, GHRA called for an increased focus on empowering Guyanese women through the local government system. This, according to the human rights body, is the most sustainable and effective starting-point to secure women’s security, rights and status.

In a statement to mark the occasion, which is celebrated annually on March 8,  …..To continue reading, login or subscribe now.



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