March 22, 2019

Study reveals best treatment for women with bladder control problems

From Newsmax For women who need relief from bladder control problems, behavioral therapies are a better bet than medication, a new research review finds. In an analysis of 84 clinical trials, researchers found that overall, women were better off with behavioral approaches to easing urinary incontinence than relying on medication. Study patients were over five […]

Caribbean Currents: Caribbean leaders celebrate, promote role of women

From The Philadelphia Tribune March is Women’s History Month. In the Caribbean, however, the focus is International Women’s Day, which is celebrated on March 8 every year. The day was set aside by the International Women’s Conference after women gained the right to vote in the United States in the early 1900s. The theme this […]

Jamaica Fire Brigade recruiting more women

BY: E. HARTMAN RECKORD From JIS Story Highlights The Jamaica Fire Brigade (JFB) is reporting an increase in the number of female recruits. Acting Assistant Commissioner Julian Davis Buckle cites, as an example, the 22 women comprising the latest cohort of 130 recruits now in training to become firefighters. Additionally, she says, women are stationed […]

The passion for women’s football off the pitch

From Concacaf MEXICO CITY – You can feel the passion for women’s football in Concacaf as much off the field as on the field. It’s a day before the celebration of International Women’s Day … And Mexico, a country that wears the jersey proudly, rich in culture and a great fan of the most popular […]

Cayman Islands: Int. Women’s Day Photo Opportunity calls for gender balance

GRAND CAYMAN (GIS) – Dozens of civil servants congregated on the steps of the Government Administration Building on Friday, 8 March 2019, to celebrate International Women’s Day (IWD). The photo opportunity, organised by the Family Resource Centre (FRC), was one of 20 events it is holding to mark Honouring Women Month in March. Among the crowd taking […]

ILO: Redouble efforts for gender equality at work in Latin America and the Caribbean

In the region there are persistent gaps: lower labour participation, higher unemployment and informality, lower wages. The future of work requires taking steps to advance towards equality, said the Regional Director of the ILO on the occasion of International Women’s Day. LIMA (ILO News) – During the last 20 years the inclusion of women in […]

International Women’s Day 2019. Op-ed by Alicia Bárcena

Recognizing Women’s Rights, Essential for Inclusive and Sustainable Development By Alicia Bárcena, Executive Secretary of ECLAC Since the start of the 20th century, March has been a key month for fights for the rights of women who, despite persistent hurdles, have made enormous strides in the quest for guaranteeing their physical, economic and decision-making autonomy. […]

Our commitment to gender equality in IP

From Elizabeth Peckham, IAM International Women’s Day 2019 (Friday 8 March) celebrates a better, more balanced world, and here at IAM we are acknowledging women’s achievements in IP while calling for a more gender-balanced industry. However, we believe it’s important to do more than just talk about this issue; it’s essential to take action. That’s why we […]

Gearing up for Cayman Islands Crisis Centre’s annual ‘A Walk In Her Shoes’

From the Cayman Islands Crisis Centre regarding our annual fundraiser this Friday March 8th, A Walk in Her Shoes. This event will take place on Market Street in Camana Bay and gentleman are encouraged to register. March 4 2019 (George Town, Grand Cayman)  – The Cayman Islands Crisis Centre’s (CICC) 4th Annual ‘A Walk In Her […]

March is Honouring Women Month in Cayman Islands

The Family Resource Centre (FRC) is hosting a packed programme of events and activities in March to celebrate the 20th anniversary of Honouring Women Month (HWM). Honouring Women Month’s 2019 theme #BalanceForBetter is a call to action to drive gender balance throughout the world. This year’s focus is on recognising that everyone has an important role […]