Minister says equality law most important for 50 years

| 08/03/2012

imgres.jpg(CNS): The community affairs minister has said that the passage of the Gender Equality Law is the most significant piece of legislation government has created in over 50 years to address equality issues in the Cayman Islands. In his International Women’s day message Mike Adam said that the law covers issues such as protection from gender discrimination in employment, training and recruitment; equal pay for equal work; and protection from sexual harassment in the work place; and equal treatment related to the provision of goods, services and facilities.

“With the passage of this legislation and the Gender Equality Tribunal in place, the right of women and girls, and men and boys to be treated equally in the Cayman Islands have been strengthened and legitimized,” he said as he encouraged people to find out more about their rights under the law.

The health minister, Mark Scotland said that the local health authority was marking International Women’s Day With Cayman's first annual Women’s Health Conference, which will focus on prevention.

"Throughout the day, various speakers will be discussing the diseases that are of most concern to women in an effort to create awareness and encourage preventative measures. Participants will learn about heart disease, diabetes, obesity, breast disorders, cervical cancer and depression. In addition, there will be sessions on contraceptives and self-defense," he added.

See the community affairs minister’s full message below and visit to learn more about the law and equality issues.

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  1. Anonymous says:

    >>> To Anonymous Thu 03/08/2012 – 09:12: <<<


    Gender equality :  rights of a woman = rights of a man

    This does not mean that a woman > a man nor that a man > a woman. 

    It's simple. 

    Sexual harassment can take place where the man is the victim and it can be where the woman is the victim.  It can take place where the man is the perpetrator and it can be where the woman is the perpetrator.

    The law is not written to protect women any more that it is written to protect men.

    Why are you so worried about it?

    • Anonymous says:

      You cannot ask about future pregnancy plans in a job interview.  Its retarded

    • Hezekiah says:

      Will the Minister say when he will bring legislation that stops discrimination for gender,age,race and for all genders,or will this be covered in the Human Rights Bill

  2. Anonymous says:

    when is international mans day?

  3. Anonymous says:

    Does this mean I can take paternity leave now?

  4. Anonymous says:

    It would be better if it had been competently drafted.

  5. Anonymous says:

    Is there a law for insulting the modesty of a man?