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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…

Research reveals best and worst places in Commonwealth to be a girl


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