This week, a wife went to court for throwing the spectacles of another woman into a trench because her husband was rubbing the other woman’s face.
There has been much buzz this week about a new book, entitled “The End of Men and the Rise of Women,” by Hanna Rosin.
Last week, I wrote about local female musician Jackie Hanover, who has a song out that encourages women to be independent and to make a good life for themselves.
They say art is a reflection of society. If this is true, the local female musicians are proving that the women of this nation are on a good path.
I seldom talk about women’s issues in the United States in this column for one very important reason: there are so few columnists (if any) in Guyana who focus on the women’s issues of this country.
I am writing on racism today because I have seen it in all its cruelty and ugliness too often in recent weeks.
I have been in sports heaven this past week. I look forward to the Olympics for one reason only: to see women athletes perform on an international stage while the world watches intently.
I have seen it stated over and over that the breakdown of the family structure is the cause of domestic violence.
I had intended to write about Jackie Hanover’s great new song this week.
Recently, a friend posted on Facebook that she loved her life. I commented on her post, “You’ve made a good life for yourself.
The ongoing conversation on corporal punishment is of particular interest to me because I am a survivor of domestic violence at the hands of my own mother.
I have lamented time and time again about how victims of domestic violence have nowhere to turn for protection in Guyana.
Lately I have noticed a common grievance among certain men concerning gender equality.
Every week, this column celebrates women in all their glory, whether by highlighting the great things women accomplish and presenting her-story, or by underscoring the many injustices meted out to women and standing up for their rights.
I attended a meeting earlier this year that included a good number of women who are devoted activists and advocates for Guyana’s female population.
“When will it end?” This has been the ever-present question every time a woman is murdered by her husband/partner in Guyana lately.
I have been pondering the “purity” factor imposed on women for a couple of months now.
So guys, what do women think of your inappropriate workplace advances? Listen to a friend’s story about an incident that happened to her a couple weeks ago.
A woman died this week after law enforcement officers went through her Sophia neighbourhood shooting off their guns.
I often wonder how many women settle for relationships that are not mutually satisfying.
As I was casually browsing the many booths with information and goods from the various women’s organisations at the Association for Women’s Rights in Development (AWID) Conference in Istanbul, Turkey last week, I spotted some T-shirts that grabbed my attention.
Picture this: the world’s brightest women on economics coming together with thousands of women’s rights advocates from around the world to address the global economic situation as it applies to the female half of the world’s population.
The effects of the dismissal of the advice that a charge of rape be brought against Police Commissioner Henry Greene continue to ripple throughout the country and even beyond its borders.
Is anyone really surprised by the decision by acting Chief Justice Ian Chang to throw out the Director of Public Prosecutions’ advice that Police Commissioner Henry Greene—who has faced similar allegations in 1974 and 1994—be charged with rape?
Rape victims are not always ten-year-old little girls who couldn’t possibly have done anything at all to provoke the lust of a grown man (although this week’s headlines have those, too).
“There is a special place in hell for women who do not help other women.” So said Madeleine Albright, and I agree wholeheartedly.
The new Minister of Human Services, Jennifer Webster, addressed the issue of violence against women and children this past week as the world recognised Women’s Day and Women’s History Month.
To call a woman a “strong woman” means different things to different people.
Lately, female deities have fascinated me. Having grown up as a woman in a Christian home, I sorely felt the lack of having a female deity.
I had an interesting conversation about women’s issues in Guyana with a community leader this past week.
‘I would just like to tell you a little story, my mom committed suicide when I was six years old, I’m the only girl and youngest of three kids.
During my work as an advocate for women, I cannot even begin to count the number of times a man has asked me, “What about the men?” Although I am a staunch believer in gender equality, this phrase always catches me off guard because it is an ironic question in so many ways.
I have never written about abortion before because I attempt to steer clear of polarising subjects.
Everything was going swimmingly. I had done my research, knew exactly what type of car I wanted and was taking that car for a test drive.
Lately, I have been reading about men around the world who are taking some dramatic steps to fight for women’s rights.
This is my first column for the year and as such, I would like to address a topic that is always close to my heart, violence against women.
I don’t know if you have noticed it, but Guyana’s women are waking up.
Christmas is the time of year when you find hope even when hope is hard to find and when you make wishes for life to be better for yourself as well as for those around you.
Yet another man in a high position is accused of violence against a woman.
The feminist movement heydays were long over before I even knew I needed to stand up for my own rights.
“It is clear that these people think women are not thinkers, we are only relegated to certain labour jobs and to bring all the mammy elements.
The elections are upon us and this year has seen more focus on women’s issues on the political platforms than ever before.
When I was in the Seventh Grade (about 12 or 13 years old), two male classmates came up to me and grabbed my breasts.
“You know this is not really a matter of women’s liberation, it is really a matter of survival.” This is what a friend said to me this week on Facebook.
When I found out that my eldest daughter was diagnosed with the human papillomavirus (HPV), I was more than a bit distressed.
Within the last three weeks, there have been reports of women being assaulted, both verbally and physically, while participating in politics.
I have had both men and women tell me that in Guyana, some women are as cruel to women as some men are.
These two words, presidential backball, seem contradictory – as if the two words should never be uttered in the same breath.
In 2003, a national survey of 446 women from the ten administrative regions in Guyana was conducted by Roxanne Myers with the assistance of UG students, on the political participation of women in Guyana.
Today is the first day of October, which is Domestic Violence Awareness month.