According to the Toronto Sun, “One of Canada’s ‘Most Wanted’ criminals, who was convicted twice of beating women, has been deemed a threat to public security.” Since this most wanted criminal is a Guyanese, Canada has sent him back here.
As more women venture into areas previously occupied solely by men, there is bound to be a clash of cultures, of sorts.
I have never made a public declaration on political candidates because I attempt to stay as objective as possible in my role as a columnist.
Question 12 of 12: What are you actively doing in your campaign to secure the votes of women?
Question 11 of 12: If a colleague or a spouse of a colleague came to you because she was being abused, how would you handle the situation?
Question 10: How do you feel about the current age of consent being 16?
Question 9: There are many mothers who are forced by their employers to return to work soon after giving birth.
In interacting with domestic violence victims around the country, one issue that consistently rears its head is that victims with no education and no means of financial independence feel trapped in abusive relationships because they cannot support themselves or their children.
I must admit that I asked the following question of Guyana’s presidential candidates simply because the nation’s last ‘First Lady’ attempted to play a significant role in helping the people of Guyana, but her work was frowned on by the President.
Question 6: Tell me, what were your feelings when you first realised the full scope of the Neesa Gopaul case?
Question 5: The laws of Guyana currently allow for perpetrators of rape to settle financially with the victim, thereby dodging the justice system and leaving a rapist on the streets to rape again.
Question 4: What is your current plan for combatting domestic violence? APNU Presidential Candidate David Granger (Small portions of this interview were edited out for space) My plan is to ensure that the education system is reformed to deal with this.
This next question was designed to help the reader better understand what to expect from each candidate regarding female leadership in government should that candidate get elected.
Here is the next question I posed to the three main presidential candidates on women’s issues.