Empowering HIV-positive Women in Guyana

  Empowering HIV-positive Women in Guyana UN Women conducted this interview at the YWCA World Conference and International Women’s Summit in Zurich, Switzerland. At the event, UN Women Executive Director Michelle Bachelet was a speaker at the opening session. “I just wanted to make a difference and change women’s lives. More women need to be empowered, have a voice and be able to stand up for their rights.”     Being diagnosed with HIV often leads to social … [Read more...]

Women’s Empowerment – UNDP – JOBS for Women

Women’s Empowerment Women's empowerment and gender equality are one of the Millennium Development Goals and central to all other development efforts. UNDP works to promote achievement of these goals in all parts of its work, and also administers UNIFEM. We are now hiring expert practitioners for the following assignments: UN Women: Gender and Mediation Training and Resources Development Expert External International Consultant Apply by Jul-17-11 New York, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA Apply … [Read more...]

ADELE BUTLER – Women of Spirit: Farewell to Former First Lady

  ADELE BUTLER - Women of Spirit:     Farewell to Former First Lady Joyce Hoyte.  ...may she finally rest in peace.   Today, I read of the passing of Guyana’s former first lady, Joyce Hoyte. After a brief period of illness, she died on Valentine’s Day at St. Joseph’s Mercy Hospital in Georgetown. She was 77 years old. She was the last remaining member of her family. Joyce Hoyte was the wife of Hugh Desmond Hoyte who served as Prime Minister of Guyana from 1984 to 1985 and President of … [Read more...]

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