Gender Equality

Statement on Inappropriate Kaiteur News Front Page Picture

On Saturday, June 2, Kaieteur News published a picture on its front page which showed a man beating a woman. This picture was published at a time when the intensity of male violence against women has increased.

OAS Approves Third Resolution on "Human Rights, Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity"

The Organization of American States (OAS), convened in its 40th General Assembly in Lima, Peru, approved on June 8, 2010, a resolution on human rights, sexual orientation and gender identity in the countries of the Americas. This resolution is the result of the advocacy and coordination activities realized in the past four years by more than 20 LGBTTTI groups from 17 countries forming a Coalition of Latin America and the Caribbean, which meets every year before the General Assembly to coordinate its advocacy work within the OAS.

OAS Approves Second Resolution on “Human Rights, Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity”

At its 39th General Assembly convened in San Pedro Sula , Honduras , from June 1 – 3, 2009 , the Organisation of American States (OAS) approved its second resolution on “Human Rights, Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity”.

Strengthening Protection Against Sexual Violence and Reforming the Law on Sexual Offences

The Ministry of Human Services, Labour and Social Security has embarked on a consultation on the reform of the legislation pertaining to sexual offences in Guyana. Proposals for reform are located in a consultation paper called “Stamp It Out: Strengthening Protection against Sexual Violence and Reforming the Law on Sexual Offences.”

SASOD Members Call on Digicel to Apologise for TOK Performance

The T.O.K. performance at the Digicel Experience concert held on Wednesday 14 February, 2007 at the National Park left much to be desired. Most of the lyrics by the Jamaican group were riddled with references glorifying crime and violence.

SASOD Endorses Civil Society Committment to Good Governance

Members of the organizations listed below wish to record our disappointment that once again we are approaching general elections without the long-promised constitutional and electoral reforms in place which would make them secure and meaningful. Creation of appropriate electoral constituencies, equal representation of women with men and a candidates’ list which allows voters to know clearly for whom one is voting, are some examples of agreed reforms. Rather than usher in a new and dynamic democracy, elections under our system are a discredited and demeaning ritual.