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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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" To engender local government is an attempt to change the balance of political power at the community level to be more inclusive of women and gender issues. It tries to correct for earlier processes of citizenship that viewed women as politically irrelevant...Engendering local government therefore requires we use the conceptual tools of governance and power sharing to analyze women's experiences in local government."
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