Ministry of Health and Social Development
Tortola, British Virgin Islands
Telephone: 1(284)468-2272 or 2174
Students in Virgin Gorda participated in a ‘Youth Empowerment Day’ programme organised by the Guidance Counselor at Bregardo Flax Educational Centre, Kia Huggins in collaboration with the Office of Gender Affairs. Pictured is Administrative Officer, Ms. Mickesha Delpleshe as she presented to the junior girls on 'Healthy Relationships'. The students were encouraged to list different types of relationships and demonstrate the characteristics of a healthy relationship. The presentation consisted of the signs, escape routes and different alternatives to unhealthy relationships, dating and domestic violence. Ms. Delpleshe said she was pleased with the high level of participation by the students.
The Office of Gender Affairs is geared towards implementing policies and programs to promote gender equality and equity throughout the British Virgin Islands. (Photo credit: OGA)