Senator Hon. Akilah Byron-Nisbett is currently participating in the 11th Gathering of the ParlAmericas Parliamentary Network for Gender Equality “Achieving balance in the world of work” In Mexico City.
On Tuesday June 18th, Hon. Byron-Nisbett participated in a Workshop on Preventing and Addressing Sexual Harassment in the workplace.
During this conference, representatives from North and South America and the Caribbean will exchange views on, among other things, the many benefits of economic empowerment for women. Furthermore, there will be talk about preventing and tackling sexual harassment in the workplace, recognizing women’s work and the potential opportunities for women in the future.
In commenting on her presence at the event Senator Byron-Nisbet declared “We must speak out and achieve changed behavior. We must strive for balance in every aspect of our societies!”
“I am honoured to welcome our colleagues from across the region to Mexico on this noteworthy occasion: ParlAmericas’ 11th annual gathering dedicated to gender equality. I look forward to taking part in the conversations over the next three days on how we can work together to achieve true equality of opportunity in the labour force, a requirement for women’s full economic empowerment in the Americas and Caribbean,” stated Senator Antares Vázquez Alatorre (Mexico), host of the gathering and member of the ParlAmericas Board of Directors.
The Honourable Member of Parliament Robert Nault (Canada), President of ParlAmericas, further emphasized that, “As our countries continue to undertake new partnerships and innovative resourcing mechanisms to achieve women’s economic and labour rights, it is crucial that we share our learning to accelerate progress. ParlAmericas is committed to creating spaces for this sharing of experiences, and this gathering is a wonderful opportunity to dedicate our attention to the shared priority of guaranteeing the labour rights of all women and men.”
The gathering was be preceded by a workshop on frameworks to prevent and address workplace sexual harassment, facilitated by colleagues from the Latin American Team for Gender Justice and the Equal Opportunities Commission of Trinidad and Tobago.