Baroness Scotland wants more women involved in important decision making

Scotland spoke at the UN General Assembly in New York
Scotland spoke at the UN General Assembly in New York

Dominican-born Commonwealth Secretary-General Patricia Scotland has said world leaders that they must do more to ensure women are at the head of important decision making.

Scotland who recently attended the “Leave no one behind” at the United National General Assembly in New York said she was now ready to give an “extra” push to develop women in the Commonwealth.

According to her, successfully tackling the issues facing women and girls could be a game changer

“I think it will e interesting to see what female leaders do for our world if we were to perhaps be joined by the UN and America,” she said

While Scotland has made that proposal, she said she is giving everything a “wait and see” approach.

“Of course we wait and see what the people of America decide and indeed what happens at the UN,” Scotland said. “I came away with an increased determination to make sure every one of us within the commonwealth commit ourselves to delivering the Sustainable Development Goals and to make sure women are right at the heart of everything we do”.

Scotland also reiterated the call for men to be more involved in gender equality and the empowerment of women.

“Having men stand up for equality for equal treatment is important because this is not just an issue for women. It’s an issue for every father of a daughter, brother of sister and every friend who has someone they care for that happens to be female,” she said.

According to the UN women organization, gender-based violence, and in particular violence against women and girls is one of the most common forms of insecurity facing citizens in the Caribbean.

It said that women demonstrate higher levels of fear and also report gender differences in fear of crime in the Caribbean.

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7 Comments

  1. It's my damn business
    January 16, 2020

    Woman according Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit “Go to hell, go to hell, go to hell.” According to Baroness Scotland “Go suck salt.”

  2. Suck Salt
    October 4, 2016

    Why female? Are females better than men? No. The politician’s emphasis should be on getting the right people for the right jobs, male, or female.

    Let her ‘suck salt’.

  3. viewsexpressed
    October 4, 2016

    “I think it will e interesting to see what female leaders do for our world if we were to perhaps be joined by the UN and America,” she said…..Yes wi, she said that. I was looking for souce sel (go suck salt) in her speech.
    Some people when they reach high office they forget those they kick, abuse, call names while climbing up the ladder to questionable prestige.

  4. Channel 1
    October 3, 2016

    More absolute nonsense feminist gibberish.

    “Scotland also reiterated the call for men to be more involved in gender equality and the empowerment of women.”

    Huh? What a paradoxical statement. She is calling for women to become leaders but she wants men to help them become leaders eh. Umm, how’s that going to work? 8-O 8-O

    It’s time the radical feminist agenda stops pretending that it is really interested in gender equality. What they are really interested in is Female Supremacy.

    They are always clamoring for females to be PUT – yes PUT – in top jobs but what about in the low, hard-working, ‘dirty’ jobs in the world eg garbage collectors, sewage repair etc which are dominated by men? Why ‘gender equality’ ONLY in jobs of prestige & a lot of money?

    P.S. – Aye DNO, is it true that women in high positions tend to be the greatest oppressors of other women “moving up the ladder”? I’ve heard that a lot of women prefer to work for a male boss rather than a female…

    • Channel 1
      October 3, 2016

      …..boss. Is that so?

  5. October 3, 2016

    this is great news I have always say that they should bring back E O LEBLANCE days

  6. Shaka Zulu
    October 3, 2016

    They could start by voting out the current government en mass. Look at the amount of child molesters and Young men in drugs. Your baby. Ask yourselves if the future for your children looks bright in Dominica? PM had his kids abroad while you women are left to face the five star PMH. Women could start making import decisions by helping get rid of a government that does not care about them neither respects them. The amount of college educated women in Dominica has long surpassed men so time to make your presence be felt. I would like to see an all female political party.

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