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Our mission is to facilitate social, cultural and economic development at the community level.
Our mission is to promote sustainable economic development by engineering and regulating a vibrant co-operative sector in Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
Our mission is to provide persistently, effective programmes and efficient services aimed at advocating equity in family relations, fostering the Rights of the Child, persons with disabilities, the elderly and enhancing the socio-economic development of all family members.
Our mission is to ensure that all citizens of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines have equal access to opportunities that will shape their social, cultural, spiritual, educational, economical and political development.
Our mission is to provide a caring environment in which boys 7 – 16 years old having familial, educational, social, emotional, and or behavioural difficulties can develop skills that would allow them to become responsible and productive citizens.

Minister

Hon. Frederick A. Stephenson

Biography

The Gender Affairs Division within the Ministry of National Mobilisation, Social Development and Gender Affairs in collaboration with UN Women launched a national review of the Beijing Platform for Action +25.

Acting Coordinator in the Gender Affairs Division, La Fleur Quammie-Harry, said this year is the 25th anniversary of the Beijing Platform for Action. Harry described the Beijing Platform for Action as a visionary agenda for the empowerment of all women.  She explained that the main aim of the stakeholder consultation is “to collect data and information from key stakeholders” towards the compilation of the 2018 report on gender equality status in Saint Vincent and the Grenadines.


At the end of today’s session, Harry disclosed, participants “would have a shared understanding of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines' gender equality priorities within the context of the Beijing Platform for Action and the Convention on the Elimination of all Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW) and to understand the progress made on gender equality in Saint Vincent and the Grenadines and also to understand the gaps”.

To this end, she encouraged stakeholders to provide input that would feed into the 2018 report.  “We no longer want a report to leave Saint Vincent without stakeholder participation – we need all persons to have an active input and to play an active part in any thing we do moving forward,” the Acting Coordinator in the Gender Affairs Division, Quammie-Harry emphasised.


Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of National Mobilisation, Social Development, Gender Affairs Nerissa Gittens-McMillan explained that the Beijing Platform for Action allows for persons to engage in dialogue for change to prevent and eliminate all forms of discrimination and violence against women and girls.  McMillan said she is “truly grateful to UNWOMEN” for coming on board and sharing expertise in the person of Tonni Brodber.  She told participants to make their contributions and thanked them for attending the session.

Nerissa Gittens-McMillan

Deputy Representative, UN Women Caribbean office, Tonni Brodber, said the Caribbean had a very loud voice in what was put into the Beijing Declaration twenty-five years ago.  “What we are trying to do today is to find out what does this mean for the women and girls in Saint Vincent and their families”, Brodber stated.

 


Tonni Brodber

The one-day national review of the Beijing Platform for Action +25 as it relates to Saint Vincent and the Grenadines included discussions on this country’s development priorities, present findings, gains and gaps. It was launched at the Blue Lagoon conference room on Thursday 27th, March, 2019.

 


SOURCE: API

Family Services Division

We Facilitate and identify alternative homes for abused children and the elderly.  Liaise with child care agencies, regional and International. Prepare social inquiry report for the Court and relevant international agencies.

Our Division is located in Pauls Avenue in the Co-operative Credit Union League Building. Find out more on what we offer

Contact Information

Permanent Secretary
Mrs. Nerissa Gittens-McMillan 
Tel :(784) 450-0395
PBX :(784) 456-1111
Ext : 395/396
Fax :(784) 457-2476 
E-mail: office.socialdevelopment@mail.gov.vc

Address

The Ministry of National Mobilisation, Social Development, Local Government, Gender Affairs, Family Affairs, Persons with Disabilities and Non Governmental Organisations

Halifax Street Kingstown St. Vincent

Office Hours

Monday - Friday
8:00 am - 4:15 pm
Saturday - Sunday
Closed