International Men’s Day Conference: Fathers need to step up


    Fathers need to step up and become better role models for their children.

    The call comes from Permanent Secretary Ian Ramdahin who is attached to the Gender and Child Affairs Division of the Prime Minister’s Office.

    During an International Men’s Day conference this morning, he lamented that the family unit is not cohesive, because of a lack of involvement or absence of fathers.

    AUDIO: Ramdahin Fathers 15 11 18

    Meanwhile UWI Lecturer Dr Jerome Teelucksingh believes television and social media have changed the way young men look at masculinity.

    He says many see violence as the answer to any situation, and is hoping International Men’s Day can alter that perception.

    AUDIO: Teelucksingh Distort 15 11 18

    The event was held at the St Mary’s Parish Hall in Tacarigua.