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The University of the West Indies

at Cave Hill, Barbados

THE MISSION AND VISION OF THE UNIVERSITY OF THE WEST INDIES

 Mission
To advance learning, create knowledge and foster innovation for the positive transformation of the Caribbean and the wider world.

Vision
An excellent global University rooted in the Caribbean.



About Us

The Institute for Gender and Development Studies (IGDS) was initially established as the Centre for Gender and Development Studies (CGDS) in 1993, as a result of key recommendations emerging from the Women and Development Group. CGDS was later institutionalized through the groundbreaking work of the Women and Development Studies Group and a Project of Cooperation in Teaching and Research in Women and Development Studies between the University of the West Indies (UWI) and the Institute of Social Studies (ISS) at The Hague. In 2008, the Centre for Gender and Development Studies attained Institute status and was renamed the Institute for Gender and Development Studies. The Institute’s regional coordinating unit is based at the Mona Campus in Jamaica, with units located on UWI’s two other campuses.



 



 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 

Quotes

" Homosexuality has always, and will always, pose a problem for hegemonic masculinity. Homosexuality represents one of the biggest challenges to masculinity because it refuses to conform to those dominant ideas about what is a man, how he should behave and whether there is only one way of understanding masculinity. The fact of the matter is that men do not stop being men because of the sex of the person with whom they sleep. "
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