These participants in a recent gender forum hosted by the Bureau of Women's Affairs in collaboration with the Blossom O'Meally-Nelson Foundation and the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) pose for a photo. The forum was held under the theme 'Sexual violence and domestic abuse: a major barrier to women's safety and empowerment'. The event took place at the Terra Nova All Suite Hotel in observance of International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women 2012.
The forum explored the relationship between the images in the public domain through art, music, advertising and the media, and the negative behaviour towards women and girls.
The forum also saw the prime minister presenting certificates to 50 women, men and organisations for making significant contributions to the fight against gender-based violence, and to the well being of women.