Child’s Rights to be discussed at Ninth Annual Bernard Sorhaindo Lecture

The Lecture will be presented by Professor Julie Meeks
The Lecture will be presented by Professor Julie Meeks

The University of the West Indies (UWI) Open Campus Dominica, in association with Optical Services Ltd., will host the Ninth Annual UWI Open Campus Dominica Bernard A. Sorhaindo Memorial Lecture on Thursday, August 11, 2016 commencing at 7:00 p.m. at the Fort Young Hotel Conference Room.

The Lecture will be presented by Professor Julie Meeks, Deputy Principal of UWI Open Campus. Professor Meeks will speak on the topic: “Child’s Rights and Wrongs: Sharing with Dominica.” She will highlight that research in many Caribbean countries has revealed that exposure to violence and abuse as well as living in poverty are some of the main areas of concern for the region’s children. She will also explore Dominica’s case and its response to the needs of its children.

This lecture series is named after Dr. Bernard Sorhaindo, Dominica’s first graduate of The UWI and one of the country’s most celebrated medical doctors. Dr. Sorhaindo was an advocate for the availability of proper health care facilities and personnel in order to improve the quality of life of Dominicans.

The lecture, which is free and open to the public, will provide an opportunity for guests to listen to the speaker present for about 40 minutes. Following the presentation, guests will be able to interact and to generate meaningful discussions about the influence of the topic on Dominica and the Caribbean region.

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3 Comments

  1. August 9, 2016

    The NGO Coalition encourage you to attend and listen to this lecture. Demonstrate your concern by showing interest.

  2. The Believer
    August 9, 2016

    Good subject! what I want to see is all fathers holding the hands of their children. when we were planning our children the government was not to know then, so all fathers should take their responsibilities. If my child call me by my name, I will say to that child, my wife call me by that name, and you are not my wife. My child would say to me ,dad! I am going out with so and so, I am going to be late back, I will be here and there if you need me. The way I brought up my child reflect on Bothe me and the child. When the little miracles come to the world,it’s up to the parents to see to it that, they have manners, respect and well fed. The parents failed miserably by making silly mistakes. Now is time to correct their mistakes and warn your child before hand

  3. viewsexpressed
    August 9, 2016

    Well done UWI, please keep the flag of Abuse Children Campaign flying high.

    This statement is an interesting one as Dominica is a poverty stricken island with a bunch of inept DLP ministers et al ignorant and oblivious of the nature and link of poverty and child abuse. T

    “She will highlight that research in many Caribbean countries has revealed that exposure to violence and abuse as well as living in poverty are some of the main areas of concern for the region’s children. She will also explore Dominica’s case and its response to the needs of its children.”

    I look forward to this lecture but do not expect much to change under this corrupt, abusive DLP government.
    Dominicans please turn out in numbers, we are the ones to change Dominica and make it safe and decent.

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