Bartica mother in need receives support

Georgetown – Some of you would recall Carol-Ann’s public plea for assistance for her two young toddlers a few weeks ago. Carol-Ann is one of many victims of domestic abuse and gender-based violence, but this time, her husband is currently charged and forced to face the law for breaking her left arm. Since the ordeal, […]

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A brief analysis on gender-based violence in Guyana

by Joanna Correia de Sá –  Gender-Based Violence (GBV) generally refers to any harmful act which is perpetrated against a person’s will on the basis of their gender and more specifically as a result of socially ascribed gender norms which define how men and women should behave. It is therefore a form of discrimination and […]

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GEPAN’s Hope for Women fund launched

  In light of the recent observation of International Women’s Day, GEPAN has launched it’s Hope for Women fund as a symbolic move to reinforce the organisation’s commitment to help empower Guyanese women. The Hope for Women fund is designed to provide support to women and girls from modest homes who are socially and economically […]

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Communities Ministry must immediately suspend Region 9 REO

  The Guyana Empowered Peoples Action Network (GEPAN) is concerned that Carl Parker is still allowed to fully assume office as Regional Executive Officer for Region 9. Pursuant to the multiple allegations of sexual harassment leveled against him by female workers in the region, and after two (2) long years of outcry, petitions and denunciations […]

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DPP recommends charges against Region 9 REO Carl Parker

  The Guyana Empowered Peoples Action Network (GEPAN) has received information that the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) has recommended charges against Regional Executive Officer for Region 9, Carl Parker, pursuant to the allegations of sexual harassment made by Lethem Deputy Mayor, Maxine Anne Welch. According to information reaching us, Lethem Police […]

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JUSTICE FOR MAXINE WELCH

(Attached is the Deputy Mayor’s detailed account of her ordeal accompanied by an extract of Facebook exchanges between herself and the REO, illustrating his impropriety). The Guyana Empowered Peoples Action Network (GEPAN) lends its full support to Maxine Ann Welch, Deputy Mayor of Lethem, in her combat for justice against Regional Executive Officer Carl Parker […]

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Abuse, drugs and alcohol: the Westbury case

Westbury is a small community juxtaposing Dartmouth, along the public road on the Essequibo Coast. Its residents are predominantly Guyanese of African descent, with a minority of East Indians, Amerindians and mixed. The poverty stricken community is a hub for drugs (mainly marijuana), and is affected by a high level of alcoholism.  It is also […]

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Red Village, a story of poverty and hardships

  The women of Red Village are among the most vulnerable to poverty on the Essequibo Coast, in Region 2 (Pomeroon-Supenaam), Guyana. Predominantly Amerindian, this community has no health centre, community multipurpose building or properly maintained play field. The pitched streets are built on sandy loam soil which due to erosion, caused undermining and overall […]

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