Leadership in Public Arenas

Politics is generally considered to be a man's world in the Caribbean, where it is viewed as unfeminine (Senior, 1991). Women, particularly from the working class, are overburdened with domestic responsibilities, leaving them with little or no time for politics. Men, on the other hand, being largely free of domestic responsibilities, can dominate the political arena. Middle-class women are active in political parties, especially in campaigns, but serve mainly in supportive roles, at the lowest levels, as in other spheres of Jamaican life. However, women are beginning to gain greater influence in politics and other public arenas. One reason is that feminism became an active force in the region in the 1970s, generating much research, raising issues of special relevance to women, and spawning a number of organizations for the advancement of women. In addition, women are advancing into middle- and upper-level managerial and professional roles.

Pregnancy And Childbirth

Pregnancy And Childbirth

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