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Hon. Frederick A. Stephenson


Welcome to the website of the Ministry of National Mobilization, Social Development, Family, Gender Affairs, Persons with Disability and Youth. Our Mission: To engage in social transformation through social empowerment, social protection and justice, using national mobilization, social development and Youth

Miss Denise Harrold, Case Worker at the Family Affairs Division, said that men continue to face challenges in today’s society as they seek to embrace and adjust to the changing gender roles.

She made the point during NBC’s 'Views On Issues’ programme on Sunday, which focused on the Child’s Month theme; “Gender Socialization: Changing Perceptions; Embracing Differences”.

Gender Socialization is the process by which individuals are taught how to socially behave in accordance with their assigned gender, which is assigned at birth, based on their biological sex.

Miss Harold said that efforts must be made to encourage males, from an early age, to be more open to their emotions and to be less reliant on physical strength.

She said that there should be more emphasis on teaching males from an early age that it is better to walk away because it shows more strength.

Miss Harold also said that despite the stigma, today’s men are increasingly challenging the gender socialization, and embracing their masculinity.



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 


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

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8:00 am - 4:15 pm
Saturday - Sunday