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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Christmas hampers for Hope women

GEPAN distributed Christmas hampers  to a group of women from the village of Hope, East Coast Demerara, on Saturday, December 17th. The hampers which contained dietary and beauty products, are part of GEPAN’s Christmas initiative to give back to modest families in the community. They were delivered by GEPAN’s Project Coordinator Anna Campbell-Persaud, who had […]

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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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