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at Cave Hill, Barbados


IGDS: NBU engages in a variety of projects aimed at deepening the Caribbean's understanding gender relations and promoting gender-responsive human relations. These projects often combine our research, outreach and teaching interests, allowing us to bring our expertise to bear in a range of areas. Our current focus ranges from gender in relation to education, the economy, the law and the family to sexual orientation, gender identity and human rights protections. We are also hoping to address sexual violence, leadership and the potential of youth as agents of change.
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" Women as citizens represent more than themselves when they negotiate or are denied negotiations for inclusion in local government. Caribbean Women also represent a constituency of children and older dependents. Their needs and political relevance are not always articulated as primary citizens with an equal claim on the resources of the political system. Engendering local government strives to give women a collective political voice, to create a strong political base for policies that are just, equitable and people centered."
Engendering Local Government in the Commonwealth Caribbean, Violet Eudine Barriteau

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Institute for Gender and Development Studies: Nita Barrow Unit
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