Monthly Archives: November 2018

Guyanese fear getting involved in mental health issues


Guyanese don’t seem to be very familiar with the manifestations of social problems, and significant amounts of citizens worry about the implications of getting into other peoples’ business as it relates to mental health issues such as suicide, abuse, and … Continue reading

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Sixteen Days of Activism Against Gender Based Violence – Empowering Victims to Speak out


Janet (name changed to protect identity) is a very strong, college-educated woman who, at the request of her husband, gave up her job to stay at home after marriage. She may not have known that being asked to do so … Continue reading

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Continuing the fight against domestic violence


Guyana Chronicle Editorial, November 18, 2018: THIS publication has repeatedly highlighted the need for initiatives and programmes to fight the pervasive social malady known as gender-based or domestic violence. The Government of Guyana, which obviously shares the concern, continues to … Continue reading

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Alcoholism


The issue of alcohol and the massive damaging effects it is having on individuals and communities has once again been brought to the fore. It was reported in the media that, according to the World Health Organisation (WHO), alcohol kills … Continue reading

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16 days of activism campaign against domestic violence planned


The Social Protection Ministry will be collaborating with Voices Against Violence to raise awareness on gender-based violence and the elimination of violence against women. The awareness session will kick off on November 25 and conclude on December 10. The 16 … Continue reading

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Guyanese to speak out on gender-based violence


From November 25th, the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, to 10 December, Human Rights Day, the 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence Cam-paign is a time to galvanize action to end violence against women and … Continue reading

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