Deputy Director of Legal Aid and Counseling Clinic, and Regional Vice President of the Caribbean Male Action Network (CariMAN), Tyrone Buckmire, is currently in New Delhi, India attending the 2nd MenEngage Global Symposium, from November 10-14.
Entitled “Men and Boys for Gender Justice”, the symposium has brought together over eleven hundred (1100) delegates from 94 countries.
Over the four days, delegates will discuss a wide range of topics relevant to the promotion of social justice and the elimination of gender-based violence, gender inequality and discrimination.
Buckmire who is expected to make two presentations during the symposium will address the gathering on the topic of “Fatherhood and Caregiving”.
This session will look at research, policy approaches, activism and corporate reforms that seek to increase men’s and boys’ caregiving, caring and emotional connections, both for gender equality; but also with benefits for children’s well being and men’s own health and well being, as well as societal benefits.
Buckmire is also listed to give an oral presentation on the work of CariMAN in the insular Caribbean region and in the Caribbean diaspora in North America.
MenEngage is a global alliance of over 600 members and partners working on a wide range of issues especially engaging men to be more involved, responsive and committed to the ideals of better health, better parenting and improved gender and social justice.
CariMAN is the regional coordinator for MenEngage in the Caribbean, and Buckmire is leading a three person team of delegates, which includes persons from Dominica and Guyana.
Another Grenadian at the event is Shane Joseph, who is a delegate of the North American Men’s Network (NAMEN).