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Child, Youth and Community Tribunal

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CYCT is recruiting!

 

 

The Child, Youth and Community Tribunal are looking for new members.

There’s a drop in session on October 14th at 5.30pm at Briarwood, La Grande Rue, St Martins. The President and current Tribunal members will be available to answer questions and discuss in detail what their role involves.

Having a tribunal panel made up of trained members of the public means that cases involving children and families can be heard in a supportive and non-adversarial environment. We’ve talked to a number of people who have been part of the CYCT and, without exception, they have been hugely positive, finding the work challenging and meaningful.

The minimum time commitment is one morning or afternoon a month so the role can be combined with a job, particularly if you have an understanding employer who values contribution to the community.  For more detail, head to our CYCT page where we analyse the role in detail.

It’s mandatory that each three-person tribunal is made up of a mix of women and men and Ashley Rawles, President of the CYCT, is keen to recruit both. So please do encourage the male members of your family and friends to think about applying too. Younger applicants are also welcome, especially as they may be able relate more closely to the issues young people face.

Further information and application forms can be downloaded from the website https://www.convenor.org.gg/content/volunteers, or can be obtained by contacting the Office of the Children’s Convenor on 01481 213290.

Closed: 19th October 2020.

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Miriam Makeba - South Africa

Nominated by: Christine James

Zenzile Miriam Makeba (1932 to 2008), nicknamed Mama Africa, was a South African singer, songwriter, actress, United Nations goodwill ambassador, and civil rights activist. Associated with musical genres including Afropop, jazz, and world music, she was an advocate against apartheid and white-minority government in South Africa. In 2020 she was named one of Time magazine’s 100 women of the century. 

South Africa is ranked 12th in the world for percentage of women in national parliament: 45.8% (source: data.ipu.org) 

Are you from South Africa? Please email hello@womeninpubliclife.gg if there is a social or cultural group for people from South Africa in Guernsey.

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The original image “The Hague Jazz 2008 – Miriam Makeba” by Haags Uitburo is licensed under CC BY-NC-SA 2.0. 

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Jacinda Ardern - New Zealand

Nominated by: Martin Lock

Jacinda Ardern (born 1980) has served as prime minister of New Zealand and leader of the Labour Party since 2017. In 2019, she led the country through the aftermath of the Christchurch mosque shootings, rapidly introducing strict gun laws in response, and throughout 2020 she directed the country’s widely praised response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Ardern was the world’s second elected head of government to give birth in office when her daughter was born in 2018. ‘An inspiring Prime Minister who brought a nation together with true leadership, empathy and compassion.’

New Zealand is ranked 4th in the world for percentage of women in national parliament: 48.3% (source: data.ipu.org) 

Other iconic women: Dame Whina Cooper, nominated by Claire Fisher, and Kate Sheppard, nominated by Anna Cooper.

Are you from New Zealand? You may be interested in joining the ANZACs in Guernsey Facebook group

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