Women's Issues In Guyana

A welcome move

Posted in Commentary,Culture & Society by wiig on April 16, 2008
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Guyana Chronicle – April 16, 2008

Dear Editor,

The Government of Guyana has set aside one hundred million dollars in this year’s budget to help single parents. There are thousands of women in Guyana without a husband, but they have many children to feed and send to schools. Many of them are uneducated; do not have any skills to acquire a decently paid job. They are finding it hard to cope with everyday living.

Many of them have their children fathers alive. Those husbands that are alive simply turned their backs against their wives and children and do not care how they exist or whether the children go school or beg.

Government over the years has been providing help to the vulnerable group through the poverty reduction programmes. Therefore the decision by the Government to move in this direction to help single parents is most welcome.

Baldeo Persaud


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