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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.


Hon. Orando Brewster

The Gender Affairs Division within the Ministry of National Mobilisation, in collaboration with the National Emergency Management Office (NEMO), and the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNDRR), will be hosting a consultation and training workshop on Gender and Vulnerable groups in Early Warning Systems (EWS). This activity is scheduled for September 10 – 11, 2019, at the Sunset Shores Hotel Conference Room, commencing at 8:30 a.m. each day.

Disasters affect women, girls, boys and men differently as these groups face different exposure, participation, power and vulnerability conditions that influence risk. In addition, gender inequality and social marginalization of vulnerable groups, increases vulnerability to disasters; heightens exposure to risk and restrain capacity. This often results in a gendered post-disaster downward spiral of poverty. As a consequence, when gender dis-aggregated data is collected the research shows that women and girls are dis-proportionally affected by disasters. They are more likely to die in disasters and have different and uneven levels of resilience and capacity to recover. Therefore, gender and vulnerable groups must be considered in Disaster Risk Management (DRM) and Early Warning Systems (EWS).

The objectives of this workshop are to:

  1. Enable dialogue among different actors working together with either gender or EWS, and to increase the knowledge of gender and EWS at the national level;
  2. Fill in the gender and vulnerable group gaps in EWS;
  3. Further define how gender, age and vulnerable groups status affect the four (4) pillars of the EWS in Saint Vincent and the Grenadines and the Caribbean.
  4. Pre-identify what is required in order to fill these gaps at the national and regional levels.





SOURCE: Ministry of National Mobilisation and the Information Technology Services Division (I.T.S.D)

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 Secretaries
Ms. Catherine Defreitas 
PS For Housing and Informal Human Settlement
Location: Granby Street, Kingstown
Tel : (PBX) :(784) 456-1111, Ext : 4681

Mrs. Merissa Finch-Burke 
PS For Social Development, Family, Gender Affairs, and Youth
Tel : (PBX) :(784) 456-1111, Ext : 3863


The Ministry of National Mobilisation, Social Development, Gender Affairs, Family Affairs, Housing and Informal Settlement

Halifax Street Kingstown St. Vincent

Office Hours

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