Critique of CARICOM Model Legislation on Sexual Offences

The CARICOM Model Legislation on Sexual Offences was drafted between 1989 and 1991 as part of a series of Model Legislation on issues affecting women and adopted in 1991 by the CARICOM Ministers responsible for the Integration of Women in Development. According to the Explanatory Memorandum, it was agreed that the general approach to the legislation would be gender neutral. However, in many instances, this intended gender-neutral approach did not manifest itself in the drafting of the legislation.

Editorial: Bermuda Sun

It is with great disappointment that we at the Society Against Sexual Orientation Discrimination (SASOD) Guyana learn of the failure of the Bermuda House of Assembly to debate the bill which would outlaw discrimination on the grounds of sexual orientation.

Rule of Law - SASOD Joins with CEN

A battle is being played out between the institution which symbolizes law and order in Guyana, namely the Guyana Police Force (GPF), and criminal forces driving the drug enterprises which the government of the day appears unwilling to confront.

Editorial: Homophobia and Voluntary Blood Donation

On the occasion of World Blood Donor Day, we are pleased to note that the National Blood Transfusion Service has asked the media to work with them to encourage more voluntary donors. Please permit us to highlight, through the media, a serious case of stigma and discrimination which the NBTS indulges in , which perhaps would prevent voluntary blood donations. The NBTS it seems, has a public policy of refusing blood from the following persons.

SASOD Joins Citzens Elections Network to Monitor Elections

The twenty-two civic and religious organizations listed below have come together on the basis of a shared interest in seeing well-run national elections take place by the due date which the overwhelming majority of the population will perceive to be fair and free from fear. Key components in achieving this result are acceptable technical standards and a conducive and secure environment.
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