Visibility of LBT women enhanced through SWAG – Akola Thompson

first_imgWomen empowerment in Guyana had seen a sizable increase over the past year, ever since a new movement was launched to target the need for equality among all.This was according to the coordinator of SASOD Women’s Arm Guyana (SWAG), Akola Thompson, who noted that the foundation has significantly impacted the visibility of LBT (Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender) women and has provided a voice for many who are discriminated against in society.“So far, we have really promoted the visibility of LBT women and that’s not something that has been happening a lot. For a long time, you never really saw a lot of LBT women in public spaces and that is a thing that has been significantly changing,” Thompson stated.Through the movement, numerous empowerment sessions were conducted with women in various communities across Guyana; an activity which they hope to increase as time progresses.“Since the launching of SWAG, we have begun monthly empowerment sessions also aimed at providing community orientation for our community members and these are some things that we’re hoping to continue and also expand into other regions as the time goes by. We recognise that advocacy is largely sensitised and sensualised and we need to have more spaces in communities that do not have the same access as Georgetown.” To further eliminate acts of violence against women through sensitisation, SWAG will be partnering with a number of organisations, including the Centre for Environmental Data Analysis (CEDA).“CEDA committee had recommended enacting antidiscrimination legislation that includes the prohibition of all forms of discrimination against women. So far, none of this has happened and we’re calling on Government to personally repeal discriminatory laws and practices and to put in more mechanisms in strengthening and supporting LBT persons in the community,” Thompson stated.Since the launch of the organisation on Women’s Day 2017, outreaches were conducted with LGT women to address the issues of violence and discrimination that they face on a daily basis.It was revealed that these discussions will continue in the coming months to spread more awareness to promote equality.last_img read more

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Local singer can star at Dodger Stadium

first_imgSANTA CLARITA – Local singers who not only can belt out the “The Star-Spangled Banner” but do it in front of a stadium crowd are invited to audition to perform the national anthem on April 22 at Santa Clarita’s Dodger Day. A community committee is coordinating auditions for those seeking the honor at the Sunday day game at Dodger Stadium. Singers can record the anthem and submit their audition tapes on VHS, 8mm videotape or DVD. The application must include a background and description of past performances. Individuals and groups up to four people may apply. Tapes must not be recorded or edited in a studio. The Los Angeles Dodgers organization will make the final decision and notify only the winner. Audition materials will not be returned but can be picked up at City Hall in Suite 120. Audition recordings must be postmarked by 5 p.m. April 2 and sent to the city’s Arts and Events Office, 23920 Valencia Blvd., Suite 120, Santa Clarita 91355. For information, contact Pat Downing, arts-events supervisor, at (661) 284-1472 or at pdowning@santa-clarita.com. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

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Revealed! Top 20 fastest footballers in the Premier League this season

first_img 20 14. Liverpool’s Alberto Moreno has a top speed of 34.88 kilometres per hour in the Premier League this season Joint 19th. Arsenal’s Theo Walcott has a top speed of 34.68 kilometres per hour in the Premier League this season 2, Leicester City’s Jeffrey Schlupp has a top speed of 35.26 kilometres per hour in the Premier League this season 20 20 3. Liverpool’s Divock Origi has a top speed of 35.15 kilometres per hour in the Premier League this season Joint 17th. Arsenal’s Hector Bellerin has a top speed of 34.74 kilometres per hour in the Premier League this season 4. Tottenham’s Kyle Walker has a top speed of 35.09 kilometres per hour in the Premier League this season 20 Joint 17th. Southampton’s Cedric Soares has a top speed of 34.74 kilometres per hour in the Premier League this season 20 20 20 20 5. Sunderland’s Billy Jones has a top speed of 35.07 kilometres per hour in the Premier League this season 13. West Ham’s Carl Jenkinson has a top speed of 34.89 kilometres per hour in the Premier League this season 20 20 20 20 Joint 7th. Leicester’s Marc Albrighton has a top speed of 35 kilometres per hour in the Premier League this season Joint 19th. Newcastle’s Moussa Sissoko has a top speed of 34.68 kilometres per hour in the Premier League this season 20 9. Bournemouth’s Joshua King has a top speed of 34.99 kilometres per hour in the Premier League this season 20 15. Bournemouth’s Charlie Daniels has a top speed of 34.86 kilometres per hour in the Premier League this season 16. Leicester’s Wes Morgan has a top speed of 34.76 kilometres per hour in the Premier League this season Joint 10th. Sunderland’s Mame Biram Diouf has a top speed of 34.97 kilometres per hour in the Premier League this season Joint 10th. Norwich City’s Cameron Jerome has a top speed of 34.97 kilometres per hour in the Premier League this season 20 6. Man City’s Jesus Navas has a top speed of 35.06 kilometres per hour in the Premier League this season 20 20 Football at the highest level is seemingly faster than ever, as advances in sports science aid preparation and performance for professionals.So who is the fastest football in the Premier League?ChyronHego, a company that provides player tracking information to Premier League clubs, believe they have the answer.Take a look at the countdown above to see which players make the top 20.Statistics correct up to 21 November 2015 20 Joint 10th. Leicester’s Ritchie De Laet has a top speed of 34.97 kilometres per hour in the Premier League this season 20 20 Joint 7th. West Ham’s Victor Moses has a top speed of 35 kilometres per hour in the Premier League this season 1. Leicester City’s Jamie Vardy has a top speed of 35.44 kilometres per hour in the Premier League this seasonlast_img read more

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