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FULL CSW59 SPEECH: “I Stand Unequivocally and Unapologetically for Equality”

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Prepared remarks for CSW 59/Beijing+20, Parallel Event “Global Campaign for Equal Nationality Rights”.  The Bahamas has been locked in a campaign for constitutional equality for over 14 years. Citizens for Constitutional Equality (CCE) is an association of civil society individuals and organizations who stand unequivocally for gender equality and are committed to public education and advocacy to ensure the affirmative …

Statement of Caribbean Women, Women’s Organisations and Other Caribbean Civil Society Organisations

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on the occasion of The Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) 59, Beijing + 20 We, women of the Caribbean Regional Network of Organizations and our allies, form part of a global movement dedicated to ensuring that our Governments and other actors,  respect, protect and guarantee the full enjoyment of the human rights of all women and girls.  On the …


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Dear Prime Minister: The work continues even without UN accreditation

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Dear Prime Minister, As the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) convened today in New York City, about 70 Bahamians, guests of the Government, sat in the gallery of the UN General Assembly hall. It was a first for many members of the national delegation and a proud day to be a Bahamian woman. This staging of …


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Dear Prime Minister: Is the government the employer or the employee?

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Dear Prime Minister, I recently wrote to the government on a matter challenging a decision that was made and I was told by a civil servant, the government is under no obligation to explain itself. At first that seemed perfectly reasonable, but then I thought about it some more. In fact, it caused me to start seriously thinking about the …


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Nicolls to speak on gender equality panel at New York event

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I’m back on the speaking tour; this time I’m headed to New York City. I was invited to speak at an event on equality and nationality laws during the high profile United Nations meeting of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW). At the event, I will be representing a local, civil society organization, Citizens for Constitutional Equality, which …