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Girls Lead

Girls Lead is proposed as a three-year regional project to be implemented in St. Lucia, Grenada, Dominica and St. Vincent and the Grenadines with partners from civil society and government.
Purpose of the Project
The purpose of the project is to reduce the levels of sexual violence against girls and young women in the Eastern Caribbean through a range of public advocacy, law and policy reform and building leadership skills of girls and young women.
Partners of the Project
The IGDS: NBU is collaborating with The Department of Gender Relations, Ministry of Health, Wellness, Human Services and Gender Relations in St. Lucia, The Ministry of Social Development, Housing & Community Development in Grenada, The Gender Affairs Division of the Ministry of National Mobalisation in St. Vincent and the Grenadines, The Gender Focal Point in the Ministry of Agriculture in Dominica and CAFRA in St. Lucia as implementing partners on this project.

























 

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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
Telephone: (246) 417-4490-93 Fax: (246) 424-3822 Email: gender@cavehill.uwi.edu