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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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" By denying or refusing the myriad unscripted ways in which people chance upon, live and love each other, different categories of belonging are created, rendering some families less normal or less valued. This is similar, by the way, to how we tend to think of households headed by women as secondary to the nuclear/male breadwinner family, despite the fact that they represent the family experience of over forty percent of children in the region, or the laws that outlaw lesbian and gay sex and make criminals and non-citizens out of all of us whose desires refuse to be strai(gh)tjacketed. "
Gender, Generation and Memory: Remembering a Future Caribbean, Alissa Trotz

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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