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― to Social Protection, Public Health Ministries― to Social Protection, Public Health Ministries ― donation to positively impact Child Advocacy Centres DPI, Guyana, Thursday, June 27, 2019. The United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF) today donated $4M in equipment to the Ministries of Social Protection and Public Health to assist in their efforts to curb all types of child abuse.UNICEF Resident Representative to Guyana, Sylvie Fouet said the donation, which included televisions, computers and forensic kits, will assist with the establishment of Child Advocacy Centres in Region 1, 2 and 4. “In Region 4, a centre will be set…
As the influx of Venezuelan nationals into Guyana continues to increase, the Ministry of Social Protection via the Sexual Offences and Domestic Violence Policy Unit and the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) are partnering to generate a referral pathway for the Venezuelan survivors of Gender Based Violence (GBV). The partners, on Thursday, June 13, 2019 met with stakeholders to identify key service providers; the types of services offered to GBV survivors and to generate a map of services with key contact information. Gender Based Violence Specialist, UNFPA, Ms. Karly Bennett revealed that due to the political and economic crisis in…
− presently before legislators for approval – TIP Department to focus on the exploitation of Venezuelan migrants A new combatting Trafficking in Persons (TIP) Act was drafted to strengthen the local TIP fight. According to Coordinator of the Counter Trafficking in Persons Unit, Ministry of Social Protection, Tanisha Williams- Corbin, the previous Act was passed in 2005 and was thoroughly reviewed through a number of consultations with stakeholders recently. Coordinator of the Counter Trafficking in Persons Unit, Ministry of Social Protection, Tanisha Williams- Corbin. The project, which is funded by the United States, Department of States, was implemented by the…