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Outreach: Activism

IGDS: NBU takes an active role in activism and outreach in Barbados. We consider activism to be integral to our mission to transform gender relations in the Caribbean in support of the University of the West Indies' mission to enhance regional and international development. We support initiatives that recognize that inclusive development must center concerns around gender equity to capitalize on its full potential.

Over the past years we worked with partners such as the Caribbean Women's Association, the National Organisation for Women, UN Women, Caribbean Policy Development Centre, other UWI departments and various embassies to promote this mission.

During 2016 IGDS: NBU is committed to promoted gender equity as a central component of sustainable development. In our partnership with the Errol Barrow Centre for Creative Imagination and the Caribbean Policy Development Centre, we have produced a short public service announcement to educate the university community and broader public about the importance of Sustainable Development Goal 5 on Gender Equality. This serves as a first step. You may view the video here.

Below you can view photos from our recent activism efforts:




" For masculinity has never been settled in the sense of being fixed and unalterable. Masculinity has always shifted, regrouped, adjusted or reposition itself in relation to the specific configuration of social forces and challenges that it faces. "
Unsettling Masculinity in the Caribbean- Facing a Future without Guarantees, Linden Lewis

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