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at Cave Hill, Barbados

Outreach

As part of our mission to transform gender relations in the Caribbean, the Institute is committed to engaging with students, fellow staff and the wider community. We host and facilitate public lectures, seminars, and panel discussions. Through these efforts we hope to promote social justice and a more nuanced understanding of the dynamics which shape our society. Some of the outreach activities of the Institute are:
  • The Caribbean Women Catalysts for Change Lecture Series
  • Visiting Scholars, staff and graduate students seminars
  • 16 Days of Activism to End Gender-Based Violence
  • Engagement in Regional Fora
  • International Women’s Day
  • One Billion Rising
  • Media Engagement
  • Consultancies

If you would like to partner with us or learn more about our upcoming outreach, please email gender@cavehill.uwi.edu.
 

Lecturer Helene Zamor
Lecturer Helene Zamor’s Seminar on the Evolution of the Madras


Visiting PhD Student Kathryn Stout
Visiting PhD Student Kathryn Stout uses Nikita Borrow Collection


IGDS Participation in Cave Hill Campus
IGDS Participation in Cave Hill Campus 2015 Research Week


Joint UN/IACHIR Study Tour
Joint UN/IACHR Study Tour on Violence Against Women

 
Visiting Lecturer David
Visiting Lecturer David Murray on Caribbean Sexualities


 

Quotes

" Feminists must position themselves within a space that questions the compulsory heterosexuality promoted by Church and nation-state, which undermines economic and social gains women have made. We must question the extent to which gains that women have made exist within a heterosexist matrix in which women's sexed bodies are used and reused. Finally, we must ask whether the fight should be for equality between genders, or for a destruction of sexual and gender categories all together. The women's movement in the Caribbean must question whether or not the rights they hold so dear, are rights that actually maintain and reinforce colonial constructions of woman and man."
When the Closet is a Region- Homophobia, Heterosexism and Nationalism in the Caribbean, Tara Atluri

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Institute for Gender and Development Studies: Nita Barrow Unit
Telephone: (246) 417-4490-93 Fax: (246) 424-3822 Email: gender@cavehill.uwi.edu