Commonwealth Report: Barbados is one of the best places to be a girl

Barbados rated #2 just behind New Zealand

Out of 50 Commonwealth countries in the just released report “Because You’re a Girl – Growing up in the Commonwealth”, Barbados stands near the top as a good place to be a girl growing up. Compared with so many other countries, Bajan women have opportunities and equality with men in every area of life – according to the study’s sponsors: Plan International and the Royal Commonwealth Society.

That’s not to say that there aren’t some things that need changing or work, but it’s good to see international recognition and confirmation that Bajan girls and women have every opportunity to be the best that they can be, and that our society recognizes and promotes the ideology that women are full citizens and deserve equal rights and opportunities with men.

You can download the PDF report at Plan International here…

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Filed under Barbados, Culture & Race Issues, Human Rights

10 responses to “Commonwealth Report: Barbados is one of the best places to be a girl

  1. AJ

    This finding is not surprising at all. In every society there will always be some opposition to women being involved in certain areas of work, especially in male dominated fields but in Barbados we have become accustomed and socialised to the point where women are almost as equal as men in every section of our society. The way our society is here in Barbados there hasn’t been any extreme opposition to women and women have had the opportunity to express themselves and ensure their equality and voice is heard. I applaud these findings and I hope that the equality which includes all legitimate members of society continues.

  2. The man wiv no name!!

    Apparently, they also have the right to gratuitiously abuse young boys. Isn’t that what happened the other week! Feminist clap-trap!

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  5. J. Payne

    There was an article somewhere talking about this. It suggested because there were many single parent homes around Barbados, many of the male children may wind up seeing the mother as a strong figure in the home. I wish I can lay my hands on that book again. They should have said female instead of “girl” since women are doing alright too in Barbados. 🙂

  6. I am a perfect example of the fact that Barbados is one of the best place for a girl to grow up. I am now a Spiritual Practitioner and will become an Interfaith Minister in June. I owe the Person I grew up to be first to Barbados, secondly to England and last but by no means less, The United States of America. I am now a human being with a christ consciousness within me.

  7. The man wiv no name!!

    Congrats Morene, u now only need to work on your english!

  8. The man wiv no name!!

    Komplacency is a sin!! LOL!! 🙂

  9. 171

    oh morene, i feel the spiritual need to start a whole new religion
    following You, everything You say,
    shrines all along the hallowed ground you step on
    the whole nine yards

  10. Britty Brat

    ….That’s not to say that there aren’t some things that need changing ….

    What elso do females want changed? Do you want the men to leave this planet? If this happens females will start destroying each other the next day through jealousy and envy … you talk my name; your hair prettier than mine; I hate she; she feel she is someboby, etc., etc., etc. they will surely miss the male-bashing though. Hahahahahaha