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Douzenier

**For information only: Nominations closed on Monday 26th October and elections were held on 4th and 18th November**.

 

Lockdown brought us closer to our neighbours and our local area. If you love your parish, why not help Guernsey to #ReviveandThrive by considering joining the Douzaine?

Douzeniers can come from all walks of life. The more diversity the better so that there are a variety of voices around the table representing everyone in the parish.

The main skill you need is a passion for your corner of our lovely island and a willingness to give some time and energy to listening to parishioners and working together as a team to improve your local community.

 

Douzeniers are responsible for the vision and direction of the parish and the transparency of its affairs. The two Constables are responsible for the day-to-day administration of the parish, assisted by a small team of parish staff.

The main commitment for a Douzenier is attending a monthly Douzaine meeting on the last Monday of the month. After that, how much you volunteer to help the Constables or get involved with the various sub-committees is up to you.

Different members of the Douzaine bring different perspectives. You may be an accountant so focus on the numbers. You may be a parent so understand the issues for local schools and playgrounds. You may have a way with words and be able to help with the parish magazine.

Interested?  Watch the videos below and click here for a step-by-step guide to finding out more.

 

 

 

 

 

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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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