Among some of the issues identified at the Women and Gender Equality Commission on Wednesday last was non-compliance by some employers who under-pay women even though they had entered into an agreement to provide a higher wage.
This is according to Chairperson of the Women and Gender Equality Commission, Indranie Chandarpal.
According to Ms Chandarpal, the agenda of the meeting included an orientation on the mandate outlined by the Constitution, in addition commissioners were encouraged to be conversant with it in order to interpret and give effect to the measures outlined.
She stated that the commissioners were also encouraged to peruse documents such as the CEDAW Conventions, the Beijing Platform for Action as well as the Belem Do Para Convention, all of which form part of the work being done to advance the progress of women globally.
While the CEDAW conventions speak of compliance, the Beijing Platform provides a comprehensive framework in a number of critical areas of concern to women.
The commission disclosed that members also discussed the need for preparing women for leadership positions especially in election, while members felt that the Commission has the responsibility to further advance the mechanisms to ensure that women who are placed on party lists are also provided with the opportunity to be placed in positions as well.
The chairperson revealed the modus operandi as well as statutory and other meetings of the Commission were discussed and a plan of action for the balance of the year, while stating members acknowledged the need to work collectively for the promotion, protection and advancement of women in all aspects of development.
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