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Changing Gender Relations in the 21st Century Caribbean


Changing Gender Relations in the 21st Century Caribbean is one of the Unit’s flagship projects. The interdisciplinary research project maps contemporary relations of gender in the Caribbean region, with particular emphasis on Barbados, St. Vincent and the Grenadines and Antigua, Haiti, Belize and Trinidad and Tobago. It is informed by the groundbreaking Women in the Caribbean Project (WICP) which was inaugurated in 1979.
Changing Gender Relations in the 21st Century Caribbean will revisit the thematic concerns of WICP, and address emerging questions in gender relations and Caribbean feminist thought by drawing on the diverse research interests of scholars at the IGDS as well as insights from the classroom and consultations with interested parties.
The project will focus on the following areas:
a. Gender and Economic Relations / Women, Gender and the Economy
b. State Accountability and the Measurement of Progress
c. Gender and the Law/Legislation
d. Gender and Health
e. Gender-Based Violence
f. Caribbean Feminist Theorising on Gender, Sexuality and Power
g. Gender construction and performance among Caribbean women and men
 
 
 
 
 

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Unsettling Masculinity in the Caribbean- Facing a Future without Guarantees, Linden Lewis

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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