August 8, 2020

A goal for gender equality

Partner: Plan International Belgium Context Bolivia has ratified numerous international human rights treaties, of which the following are particularly relevant to Plan International’s work: the Convention on the Rights of the Child and the Convention on the Elimination of All forms of Discrimination against Women. However, despite progress in legislation promoting the rights of children […]

Two UWI Scientists appointed to International Science Council to provide expertise for Small Island Developing States

The UWI Regional Headquarters, Jamaica. Wednesday, August 05, 2020. — Two scientists from The University of the West Indies (The UWI), Professor Terrence Forrester and Dr Michelle Mycoo have recently been appointed to the International Science Council (ISC). In an announcement made by the ISC earlier this month, the two were named among eight distinguished […]

La Nuestra Football Club

Partner: Women Win Context According to Argentina’s Observatory on Femicide, 124 girls were killed in the country between 2008 and 2013 (an average of around 21 a year). The majority of those killings were linked to gender-based violence among young unmarried couples or followed sexual abuse. Poor social status and a lack of access to […]

Demand divestment from forced labor in prisons

From Freedom United Last week, we wrote to the presidents of 11 historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) in the U.S., urging them to divest from forced labor in the prison industry by cutting ties with Aramark. Aramark is a food service company that has well-documented links to forced labor within prisons.  Can you join our call on HBCUs […]

The UWI secures high-tech testing machines and 2000 COVID-19 test kits for Jamaica

The UWI Regional Headquarters, Jamaica. Tuesday, August 4, 2020 — The University of the West Indies (The UWI), through the International Centre for Environmental and Nuclear Sciences (ICENS) has brokered a deal for a welcomed donation of COVID-19 testing resources for Jamaica. Director of the ICENS, Charles Grant negotiated with the International Atomic Energy Agency […]

Cayman: Botanic Park hosts Master Class Workshop Series

The Queen Elizabeth II Botanic Park is pleased to host an upcoming Masterclass Workshop Series with horticulturist Nick Johnson. Mr. Johnson has 25 years of knowledge and expertise having been trained with the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS), he has been working with the Botanic Park for the past two years as its Horticultural Manager. The […]

Cayman: YMCA and Saxon partner to offer Teen Summer Leadership Programme

The YMCA of the Cayman Islands and Saxon Insurance are partnering together to offer “Teen Lead On”, a leadership programme for 15 teens ages 13 to 17 taking place from 17 to 21 August. Comprising a variety of workshops and seminars, Teen Lead On will utilise the Ropes Challenge Course and other adventure-based elements across […]

Cayman: TBLS Deputy Director featured in International Journal

Truman Bodden Law School (TBLS) Deputy Director, Mr. Scott Atkins has recently had his articles published in two prestigious international legal publications. Mr. Atkins’ article highlighting new points of law in the area of trusts is included in the the peer-reviewed Oxford University Press journal, Trusts & Trustees. Additionally, his article on new legal points in […]

US: What will the first day of school look like? Terrified teachers. Obstinate officials. Exhausted parents. Inside the city’s messy reopening battle.

By Keith Gessen From New York Mag  ln late June, while public-school students across the city were attending their graduation or “step-up” ceremonies over Zoom, the NYC Department of Education, as part of its planning for school reopening in the fall, asked every principal in the system to measure their buildings. Armed with floor plans and […]

Technology at the forefront of training to assess OECS early grade reading levels

By Sisera Simon Head, Education Development Management Unit, Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States, OECS Monday, August 3, 2020 — After five years of partnering to improve and develop effective early grade reading instruction in Antigua and Barbuda, Dominica, Grenada, Saint Lucia, St. Kitts and Nevis and Saint-Vincent and the Grenadines, the OECS/USAID Early Learners Programme (ELP) […]