On Thursday, August 13th, stakeholders participated in a human rights capacity building workshop on the International Human Rights System organised by the Bureau of Gender Affairs.
Thursday’s workshop placed special emphasis on the Universal Periodic Review (UPR) recommendations, sexual and reproductive health and reproductive rights and gender.
Acting Director of the Bureau of Gender Affairs, Kyra Paul says Government continues to support the prohibition of discrimination.
According to Paul, the workshop is critical to her Ministry’s goal to tackle current trends in the region which point to high levels of crime, domestic violence, and child abuse among other social issues.
“Human rights education and training is an empowering tool for peaceful societal transformation with a gender perspective and a framework for social development.”
This, she said, is in line with the goal of the Ministry of Gender Affairs.
The workshop was expected to provide insight on international regulations and procedures relevant to Dominica’s context as well as to review the international recommendations specific to women’s sexual and reproductive health and rights.
Representatives of the United Nations and the Civil Society Organisation were on island to facilitate Thursday’s workshop.