The Parliament of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas passed a Resolu tion to amend the Constitution of The Bahamas through due process to remove all forms of discrimination against women.
The resolution was passed during an historic Special Joint Sitting of the Senate and the House of Assembly on the occasion of the Celebration of the 50th Anniversary of the Women’s Suffrage Movement on Monday, November 26, 2012.
Parliament, also on behalf of the people of The Bahamas recognised, honoured and saluted Mary Ingraham, Eugenie Lockhart, Georgina K Symonette, Mabel Walker and Dame Doris Johnson, the... Read more
While women in the region can vote, and are acknowledged for their role in community and low-level politics, at least two prominent women politicians in the region have insisted that the playing field is not level, and a woman’s ability to lead is still being questioned in Caribbean cultures. Among the most prominent of Bahamian women politicians, Janet Bostwick has lamented the fact that – much to her disappointment – gender inequality still pervades the Bahamas.
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This document analyzes the changes in Latin America and the relationship between democratic governance and the reform of gender inequality practices. It provides two sections that evaluate the concept of governance, and the reflection on the relationship between gender and institutions. It also emphasizes the work of the women’s movement to achieve the democratization of societies and the regulation of institutional frameworks based on gender parity. Read more
Across the world, female political representation continues to be an issue.
Most recently, it’s become a significant issue in Jamaica, where the 51 Percent Coalition has been pushing for more women in Parliament (and in boardrooms) in the country.
So we decided to take a look at the Parliaments in the Caribbean that have the most female members.
We invite you to read the full article published January 16, 2014 Read more