Dominica supports calls for “Advances on Gender Equality in Decent Work”

first_img Share LocalNews Dominica supports calls for “Advances on Gender Equality in Decent Work” by: – November 8, 2011 Sharing is caring! 53 Views   no discussions Tweetcenter_img Share Share Honourable Gloria ShillingfordDominica’s Minister for Social Services, Community Development and Gender Affairs, Honorable Gloria Shillingford have supported calls by the Inter-American Commission of Women (CIM), to make provisions for housewives to receive some form of remuneration, as part of their mission to achieve women’s full citizenship and the elimination of discrimination and gender inequality through incidence in public policy.Honorable Shillingford was one of several ministers in the grouping who participated in the Second Regular Session of CIM’s Executive Committee for 2011-2012 in El Salvador on October 31st, 2011. The CIM Executive Committee is a smaller body made up of eight OAS member states, which are elected during the CIM Assembly of Delegates for a two-year period. The Committee meets more regularly in order to address issues of immediate concern and review the progress made by the Permanent Secretariat, the Secretary-General and the General Assembly in fulfillment of the Commission’s mandates. Honorable Shillingford said that one of the key highlights of the meeting was the presentation of a study entitled “Advances on Gender Equality in Decent Work”, which was presented by CIM/OAS Consultant, Lylian Mires. “But of particular interest is the discussion we had of advancing gender equality through decent work. As you know a lot of our women they work as housewives; they look after the children, and that is work too but at most times it is unpaid work and what we are advocating is that sometime in the future the women who remain at home and care for the children and do all the house work, they should receive some form of remuneration for the work that they do. You know without them the world would not be able to turn.”One of the main goals of CIM has always been to promote women and girls’ access to education and training programmes, with particular attention to women in marginalized groups. This supports their vision to links women’s human rights with effective public policy in order to support women’s full political, economic and social citizenship and democratic governance through strategic inter-sectoral dialogue. The minister said that discussions on a presentation of the study on “Social protection floor, gender equality and welfare”, which was delivered by a representative of ILO- UNDP-UN Women, Carmen de la Cruz, responsible for the Gender Practice Area of UNDP Regional Center for America Latina and the Caribbean, spoke to issues of gender equality in the workforce.She said that Dominica is quite advance in addressing this particular issue, having undertaken several programmes in the past to support this call.“In Dominica itself we cannot say that women are not being looked after. Women for example, they turn the wheels of the country and where it is concerned in Dominica for example there is no policy which says that a woman should get a different pay from a man. I think once you can work and you are qualified, our policy would make provisions for everybody to get the same kind of pay. For example the Bureau of Gender Affairs which used to be the Women’s Bureau had launched a revolving loan fund for women as part of a project which was funded by the OAS and the OAS was also part of that meeting. Because CIM is the arm of the UN, also an arm of the OAS, they are the persons who actually advocate on behalf of women and the Bureau was able to conduct training for women with non-traditional skills, because you know before the skills like tiling, small electronic repairs, electric wiring, plumbing and even carpentry was in a man’s world, women have broken the glass ceiling and a number of them have been trained in such skill and even some as garment making, hospitality, craft, agriculture, all with the aim of empowering women to become employed and self-sufficient .”Other areas of discussion included the reesults of the OAS Special Assembly on the adoption of the 2012 Budget, the draft budget for the CIM 2013-2014, fundraising strategies for the implementation of the Strategic Plan 2011-2016 of the CIM and an update on the process of modifying the Statute of the CIM. Established in 1928, the Inter-American Commission of Women (CIM) was the first inter-governmental agency established to ensure recognition of human rights of women. CIM is made up of 33 Principal Delegates, one for each member state, and has become the principal forum for debating and formulating policy on women’s rights in the Americas and gender equality.CIM Delegates are designated by their respective governments and these representatives meet every two years during the Assembly of Delegates. The Assembly is CIM’s highest authority and is responsible for establishing policies and approving the Commission’s plans and programs of work. The Assembly is also responsible for electing a nine-member Executive Committee, which meets once or twice a year in order to address and resolve more routine matters.Dominica Vibes Newslast_img read more

CDB approves loan of US4.1 million for Dominica

first_img Share Sharing is caring! Tweet 10 Views   no discussions Sharecenter_img Share LocalNews CDB approves loan of US4.1 million for Dominica by: – March 8, 2012 The Caribbean Development Bank has approved a loan of US $4.1 million for Dominica, geared at reducing risks associated with landslides and flood hazards in the Roseau Valley.Preisdent of the Central Development Bank, Warren Smith.President of the Bank, Warren Smith, told the official signing of the loan on Thursday that this is to be achieved through the Rehabilitation and reconstruction of critical infrastructure in accordance to specified international standards.He said the proposed works will reduce the vulnerability of the project sites and communities through feature adverts weather related events.“The CDB takes very seriously, its role in assisting Dominica. The project which was approved by our board of directors is a good example of the type of assistance that we have been providing to our borrowing members over the years. As the region positions itself to be better able to deal with the consequences of climate change, you will be seeing the type of assistance that we have provided to government on this project, featuring much more heavily in our relationship.”The project he says consists of restored and upgraded infrastructure works comprising of slope stabilization and rehabilitation of 200 meters of road at the interception of St. Aroment and Bath Estate. Slope stabilization and rehabilitation works will also be undertaken on the Laudat road network.Acting prime minister Ambrose George noted that the signing ceremony indicates the rapid response the CBD has given to the needs of Dominica.“Dominica is prone to landslides, whenever these occurrences take place, the longer that we wait is the more expensive that it becomes because it continues to deteriorate,” he said.George also gave government’s commitment to implement the project to the best of its ability.The loan was approved by the Board of Directors of the CDB on Wednesday.Dominica Vibes Newslast_img read more

Arsenal keeper joins Jagiellonia Bialystok

first_img Promoted Content7 Things That Actually Ruin Your PhoneWho’s The Best Car Manufacturer Of All Time?World-Ending Scenarios: This Is How The Apocalypse May HappenBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For Them2020 Tattoo Trends: Here’s What You’ll See This YearSome Impressive And Almost Shocking Robots That ExistBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever MadeTop 7 Best Car Manufacturers Of All TimeTop 10 Most Romantic Nations In The WorldPlaying Games For Hours Can Do This To Your BodyThis Guy Photoshopped Himself Into Celeb Pics And It’s HystericalThe Models Of Paintings Whom The Artists Were Madly In Love With Loading… Arsenal goalkeeper, Deyan Iliev, has agreed to join Polish top division side Jagiellonia Bialystok on loan until the end of the season. Iliev, who has just returned from a loan spell in Slovakia with Super Liga side SKF Sered, made 17 appearances for the under-23s last season, keeping five clean sheets in Premier League 2 and captaining the side against Brighton & Hove Albion at Emirates Stadium.Advertisement Iliev, who has represented North Macedonia at every youth level, has been with Arsenal for eight seasons now. He joined the club in 2012 from FK Belasica and was included in the first team squad for our home victory over Norwich City in the Carabao Cup in October 2017. Read Also:Iwobi makes Arsenal’s traveling party to Baku for Europa League final His fine performances were rewarded with a new contract, which was signed in July. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 last_img read more

Berbatov backs Ighalo to fill Man Utd’s No.9 void

first_imgOdion Ighalo could prove to be a shrewd addition for Manchester United and the perfect fit for the No.9 void at Old Trafford, says Dimitar Berbatov.Advertisement The Red Devils have been lacking a dominant central striker since agreeing to part with Romelu Lukaku in the summer of 2019. Loading… Many have questioned that decision after seeing Ole Gunnar Solskjaer put faith in Anthony Martial and Marcus Rashford – two forwards who have tended to be used in wider roles.With England international Rashford having now also been sidelined through injury, United were left with no choice but to find another frontman in the winter transfer window.That search went down to the wire, with links to several high-profile figures coming to nothing before former Watford star Ighalo was snapped up from Shanghai Shenhua on an initial loan deal.Eyebrows were raised as that deadline-day deal was pushed through, but Berbatov feels the Nigeria international with past Premier League experience could be a useful option.The former Red Devils striker told Betfair: “I think it’s a good move for United because Ighalo has played in the Premier League, and did well with Watford, so he will know what to expect.“He’s scored plenty of goals in China and his record for Nigeria is impressive too. I want to see him play as soon as possible because I’m curious to see how he will fit in to Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s plans.center_img Read Also: Xavi furious with Abidal after denying Barcelona offer“Marcus Rashford and Anthony Martial both like to cut in from the left so United have arguably lacked a natural No.9 this season. That’s what Ighalo should give them and I will be interested to see how they play with him in the side.“I liked Ighalo’s interview in which he said how happy he was to move to Old Trafford. He was so keen that he told his agent he would accept a pay cut. It’s great to see United sign a player who is passionate about the club. They need players like that.”FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Promoted ContentThe 10 Best Secondary Education Systems In The WorldWill You Recognize Celebs In Their Kid Photos?12 Actors Who Always Play Bad CharactersBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever Made7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend BetterThe 10 Most Irresistible Asian Actresses9 Facts You Should Know Before Getting A TattooGreatest Movies In History Since 19828 Ways Drones Will Automate Our Future7 Reasons Why You Might Want To Become A VegetarianA Soviet Shot Put Thrower’s Record Hasn’t Been Beaten To This DayBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For Themlast_img read more

EPL: Arsenal alter training plans as Arteta recovers from coronavirus

first_img Loading… Mikel Arteta has fully recovered from coronavirus Read Also: BREAKING: Olympics in Tokyo postponed until next year A statement from Arsenal read: ‘Our men’s first team players were scheduled to return to training on Tuesday after completing 14 days isolation following Mikel Arteta’s positive diagnosis for the virus. ‘As a result of the current situation we are clear it would be inappropriate and irresponsible to ask players to come back at this time. ‘Therefore our men’s first team, women and academy players are all remaining at home. Stay at home and save lives.’ FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Arsenal have confirmed that their players will not return to training, while Mikel Arteta has recovered from coronavirus. The Gunners’ first-team squad were due to return to training on Tuesday after being placed in self-isolation due to Arteta testing positive for the virus. Mikel Arteta and Arsenal’s players will stay away from the training ground But the club claim it would be ‘inappropriate and irresponsible’ to ask the players to return to training as the Government have called for people to stay at home where possible.Advertisementcenter_img Promoted Content6 Amazing Shows From The 90s That Need A Reboot Right Now10 Stargazing Locations To ‘Connect With Nature’7 Black Hole Facts That Will Change Your View Of The Universe11 Most Immersive Game To Play On Your Table Top14 Hilarious Comics Made By Women You Need To Follow Right Now7 Enigmatic Discoveries That Left Everyone BaffledWho Earns More Than Ronaldo?10 Awesome TV Series That Got Cancelled Way Too SoonTop 10 Tiniest Phones Ever Made10 Risky Jobs Some Women DoYou’ve Only Seen Such Colorful Hairdos In A Handful Of Anime9 Facts You Should Know Before Getting A Tattoolast_img read more

Morgan slams Walker’s ‘disgusting hypocrisy’ for hosting sex party

first_img Promoted ContentBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever MadeBest Car Manufacturers In The WorldCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable Way10 Disney Characters Who Would Make Great Role ModelsAmazing Bridal Looks From Around The WorldBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For Them14 Hilarious Comics Made By Women You Need To Follow Right NowPortuguese Street Artist Creates Hyper-Realistic 3D Graffiti14 Hilarious Comics Made By Women You Need To Follow Right Now10 Risky Jobs Some Women DoWhat Happens To Your Brain When You Play Too Much Video Games?10 Stargazing Locations To ‘Connect With Nature’ “For them to do what they’re doing, having done videos lecturing to the rest of us on what to do, is utterly shameful. “Other players have to get a grip of maybe some of the younger, more wayward ones and say, ‘this matters’. “You are tarnishing this sport in a potentially irrevocable way. People will have long memories after this. They’re not going to put up with it, about any of this kind of behaviour. “It’s disgusting.” But, much like Morgan, that apology did not wash with former Spurs star Jamie O’Hara. He branded Grealish “completely idiotic” and claimed he only apologised because he got caught. Walker issued a grovelling apology, accepting his behaviour was in “direct contrast” to his pandemic message. A statement read: “I want to take this opportunity to issue a public apology for the choices I made last week. read also:Man City to discipline Walker after hosting ‘sex party’ during lockdown “I understand that my ­position as a professional footballer brings the responsibility of being a role model. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Pier Morgan has blasted Kyle Walker and his “disgusting hypocrisy” for hosting a sex party before urging fans to stay at home. Loading… The UK Sun on Sunday reported how the Manchester City star had two escorts at his £8,000-a-month rented apartment the day before he told supporters to follow advice to stay home to help the NHS. Walker, 29, has since apologised but now faces a potentially huge fine from club bosses for ignoring health and social distancing guidelines. The England ace – who was also seen out and about with Wayne Rooney during the lockdown – has been slammed by Good Morning Britain host Morgan for his actions. He delivered a four-and-a-half-minute tirade against Walker and Aston Villa star Jack Grealish – who crashed his £80,000 car just hours after also telling fans to stay home. Morgan said: “Kyle Walker, multi-millionaire, Manchester City football player. Another one, who rather like Jack Grealish, had given one of those rousing messages to the country telling us to stay in, obey the rules, don’t do anything stupid. “Literally within a day, he’d hired two escorts to come to his home for him and his friend. “You think, ‘what could be more reckless than that?’ “Once again, a privileged, rich football player – and I’m not generalising them – but these two were telling us all how to behave and then doing the complete opposite. “It’s disgusting hypocrisy. It’s unbelievably selfish and reckless. When the players behave like that they bring a stain on the whole industry.last_img read more

Fosu-Mensah: I’ll give my all to make it with Man Utd

first_img Loading… “So, yeah, I’m definitely eager to come back and to do well and to help the team and to give my all, my heart for this great club. “My goal is to be a regular for the club, to win so many trophies for the club, to have memorable experiences with this club. That’s the goal. read also:Here’s how Man Utd could line-up for FA Cup tie “I think that’s everyone’s goal who plays in the team for Manchester.” FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Timothy Fosu-Mensah believes he can make it at Manchester United. Fosu-Mensah has not played for United since the final day of the 2016-17 season against Crystal Palace, but is set to be given another chance at the club after they extended his contract to 2021 earlier this year. “Who doesn’t want to play for United?” Fosu-Mensah told the PA news agency.Advertisement Promoted ContentCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable Way6 Of The Best 90s Shows That Need To Come Back ASAP9 Iconic Roles That Could Have Been Played By Different ActorsThe Models Of Paintings Whom The Artists Were Madly In Love With10 Risky Jobs Some Women Do8 Ways Drones Will Automate Our FutureThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read More6 Ridiculous Health Myths That Are Actually True7 Non-Obvious Things That Damage Your PhoneThe 10 Best Secondary Education Systems In The World6 Extreme Facts About HurricanesPlaying Games For Hours Can Do This To Your Bodylast_img read more

La Paz man nabbed over estafa raps

first_imgILOILO City – Charged with estafa, a41-year-old man was caught in Barangay Jereos, La Paz district. He was detained in the lockup cell ofthe La Paz police station. The court recommended a P6,000 bail bondfor the suspect’s temporary liberty./PN Joebert Aquino, resident of the village,was nabbed around 8 a.m. on Monday, police said.  Aquino’s apprehension was staged on thestrength of an arrest warrant, the police added. last_img

3,948 villages form health emergency response teams

first_img* advise arriving resident/s to watchout for symptoms such as fever, cough, shortness of breath and difficulty ofbreathing * ensure that the visits are carriedout in a very discreet and courteous manner so as not to cause undue alarm,anxiety or shame on the part of the subject person, his/her family and thecommunity According to Director Ariel Iglesia ofthe Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) Region 6, only threepercent or 103 barangays have yet to form their BHERTs. DILG ordered the formation of BHERTsin preparation for the possible spread of the novel coronavirus disease(COVID-19). * report daily to the punong barangay the condition of thePUI, including all measures and actions taken./PN * place the rest of the householdunder 14 days home confinement; repeat the process for them, includingcontact-tracing He urged the barangay captains ofthese villages to hurry up. Each BHERT shall be composed of anExecutive Officer, a barangay tanodand two barangay health workers, one of whom is preferably a nurse or midwife,and all are appointed by the punongbarangay. * if no symptoms are observed afterthe 14-day voluntarily quarantine, report to the punong barangay who will, in turn, inform the city or municipalhealth officer and recommend lifting of the quarantine and certify the PUIs free from COVID-19 infection * check the condition of arrivingresident/s daily from a distance of not less than one meter when not wearingthe appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE); however, to ensureinfection prevention and control, always wear the appropriate PPE before comingnear or getting in contact with PUIcenter_img * immediately initiatecontact-tracing, where the team shall list down the names and importantinformation about all persons known to have been in contact with persons underinvestigation (PUIs) for COVID-19 or places they have been prior to theirarrival LGUs must organize BHERTs “at theminimum ratio of one team for every 5,000 population and mobilize them to helpimplement prevention and mitigation, preparedness and response measures for theCOVID-19.” The order is contained in MemorandumCircular Number 2020-023 issued by Secretary Eduardo Año and addressed to “allprovincial governors, city and municipal mayors, DILG regional directors andfield offices, and all others concerned.” ILOILO City – Of Western Visayas’4,051 barangays, 3,948 or 97 percent have formed their respective BarangayHealth Emergency Response Teams (BHERTs). * require arriving resident/s to checkand record their body temperature at least three times daily for 14 days ofvoluntarily quarantine * if symptoms are observed,immediately isolate and confine the arriving resident, now a PUI,  prior to his or her immediate safe transferto the BUI or a Department of Health-designated referral center or quarantinefacility, for further examination and treatment * visit the home of every person froma country with a COVID-2019 confirmed case to gather information and encouragethe person to come to the Barangay Isolation Unit (BIU) or voluntarily undergohome confinement for not less than 14 days BHERTs are tasked to do the following:last_img read more

VP Leni pushes work-from-home scheme amid coronavirus fears

first_img “Nananawagan po tayo sa ating mga kasama sa gobyerno, pati na rin sa pribadong sector na baka panahon na para i-consider ang work-from-home na areglo, basta hindi masasakripisyo ang mga serbisyong ipinaaabot natin sa publiko,” Robredo said. Robredo said it is high time to implement such measures to ensure the safety of workers and their families. “Right now, nasa punto pa lang na pinag aaralan itong option na ito,” he added. “Ito ay napag uusapan na in small groups ng task force in coordination with the Civil Service Commission.”/PN She also urged the Department ofTrade and Industry (DTI) to impose a price freeze on sanitary products anddisinfectants, to avoid profiteering in such times.  Vice President Leni Robredo. ABS-CBN NEWS MANILA – Vice President Leni Robredo isurging both government and the private sector to consider adoptingwork-from-home scheme in light of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak.center_img “Ipatupadna po sana natin ang price freeze parasa mga produktong may kaugnayan sa pag-iwas sa COVID-19. Maging mas mahigpit din sana tayo laban samga profiteers na nagho-hoard ng mgaproduktong ito,” Robredo said. Meanwhile, the Inter-Agency Task Forcefor the management of emerging infectious disease is considering a four-daywork week in certain government offices. Nograles said if ever the four-day workweek is implemented, it will not be nationwide but only in areas with highconcentration of COVID-19 cases. “Isaito sa mga options na maaaringgamitin lalo na sa government offices namedyo exposed sa COVID-19,”Cabinet Secretary Karlo Nograles said in an interview with DZBB.last_img read more