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16 Days of Activism


2016 — 16 Days of Activism Against GBV

IGDS has assisted the Network of NGOs for the Advancement of Women and its member organizations to compile the list of events and activities in Trinidad and Tobago. If you would like to be included in the list please send your information to kathryn.chan@sta.uwi.edu

International days close to this period of activism include:

November 17 — International Students' Day
November 19 — 
International Men's Day
November 20—
Universal Children's Day
November 25 — International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women 
December 1 — World AIDS Day
December 10 — Human Rights Day 


Thur 10 Nov, 12:45 P.M.The UWI, St. Augustine Campus, Trinidad
Student Psychology Association - Silent Walk Against Domestic and Sexual Violence
Assemble at 12.45 P.M. at the JFK Shuttle Stop.
Persons are asked to wear teal or purple on the day to show support. All are invited.
For more info: https://www.facebook.com/events/219628211792877/

Sat 12 Nov, 9:00 A.M.-3:00 P.M.St. Josephs Convent, St. Joseph, Trinidad
Positive Mindset Learning and Development Consultants - Child Sexual Abuse Conference 2016: A Biblical Perspective – Roger Hyland, Exec. Pastor, St. James CUM; Prevalence of CSA in T&T – Ianna Ecckles, WPC, TT Police Service; The Psychological Effect – Mr. Clyde Best, Child Psychologise; Children’s Act 2012 – Mr. Jseph Ragoonanan, Guidance Supervisor (Retired); Host – Ryette Williams-James, Director, Positive Mindset
Fee $200.00 (Includes certificate, lunch and materials
For more information and Registration form: 463-5513 or e-mail: positivemindsetinc@gmail.com

Sun 13 Nov, 9:00 A.M.-12:30 P.M., TML Educational Centre, St. Joseph, Trinidad
Madinah House in collaboration with TML Ladies Assoc., National Muslim Women's Org of T&T and National Islamic Counseling Services - Children at Risk: for Exploitation, Abuse and Perpetration of Violence Symposium Registration online: www.madinah-house.com
For more information: Tel 652-4153 / 763-2960 / 389-2177 / 662-4541

Tues 15 Nov, 6:00 P.M., Harquail Theatre, Cayman Islands
The UWI Open Campus / IGDS Regional Lecture Series “Gender Discrimination and Domestic Violence: A Caribbean/Cayman Analysis” Conversations with Prof Verene Shepherd and Dr Dalea Bean For updates:

Sat 19 Nov, 8:30 A.M. – 2:00 P.M.
Office of the Prime Minister (Gender and Child Affairs)Men in Focus Seminar
in commemoration of International Men’s Day “Making a Difference for Men and Boys”
All men are invited. RSVP: 627-1163 ext 2113 or genderaffairs@gov.tt

Sun 20 Nov Online and in Press
IGDS Launch for Universal Children’s Day
Break the Silence Youth Poster Competition in select secondary schools in 2016-2017
Press Release and further information in the local media.
For more information: igds@sta.uwi.edu | Tel: 662-2002 Ext 83549
Website: http://test.sta.uwi.edu/igds/breakthesilence/BTSYouthPosterCompetitions.asp

Tue 22 Nov, 10:00 A.M. ,The UWI Open Campus, South Campus, Mona, Jamaica
UWI Open Campus / IGDS Regional Lecture Series in collaboration with the Business and Professional Women’s Club of Grand Cayman and the Cayman National Cultural Foundation "Human Trafficking and Gender-based Violence: Reviewing Jamaica's Progress and Challenges" with Dr. Leith Dunn
For updates: https://www.facebook.com/IGDS.UWI/posts/1258875060820805

Wed 23 Nov, 10:00–A.M. Lecture Room 1Institute of International Relations, The UWI, St. Augustine Campus
SALISES, Soroptimist International Chaguanas, IGDS, The UWI, St. Augustine
PUBLIC FORUM: Eliminating Violence Against Women
Panel: Mrs Lynette Seebaran-Suite, Attorney-at-Law and Women’s Rights Activist; Ms Asiya Mohammed, Founder and CEO, Conflict Women Ltd.; Mr. Wendell de Léon, Behaviour Change Therapist; Dr Gabrielle Hosein, Head, Institute for Gender and Development Studies. The session shall be chaired by Professor Patrick Watson, SALISES Director.
For more information: 662-2002, Extension 82391 or 83066.
Persons may register for the Forum at the following website: http://sta.uwi.edu/salises/

Thu 24 Nov
Coalition Against Domestic Violence, Rape Crisis Society and CCHR
Violence Against Women video presentation for Parliament with Diana Mahabir Wyatt

Thu 24 Nov, 10:00 A.M.–2:00 P.M., City Hall Auditorium, Port of Spain
National Women’s Action Committee - Domestic Violence Prevention Workshop
This activity is for invited participants students 15 to 25 years old. Registration fee: $200.00
For more information: nwaccommunications@gmail.com

Thu 24 Nov, 1:00–4:00 P.M., Yara Auditorium, North Campus, Arthur Lok Jack Graduate School of Business
UNite, UWI, Arthur Lok Jack Graduate School of Business "Survive, Thrive, Transform"
Workshop focusing on the realities of the violence against the women and girls in our society and our individual role in curbing such. Attendees will hear from leading personalities, such as: Gillian Wall – Founder, PLOTT; Cavelle Joseph – Past President, AFETT; Joanne Archie – Sr. Superintendent, TTPS…and more... Spaces are limited so RSVP today!  For further information please contact Reannah Corbie on 645 – 6700 ext 363 or email intprog@lokjackgsb.edu.tt

Fri 25 Nov, Int’l Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women

Fri 25 Nov, 4:00 P.M., Chaguanas, Trinidad
Domestic Violence Survivors Reaching Out - Launch and Candlelight Vigil
For more information: https://www.facebook.com/groups/wwwdvsro.org/

Fri 25 Nov, 5:30 P.M., Harris Promenade, San Fernando, Trinidad
Orange the World: end violence against women Prayer Vigil

Fri 25 Nov, 4:00 P.M., Brian Lara Promenade, Port of Spain. Trinidad
Office of the Prime Minister (Gender and Child Affairs) and Network of NGOs for the Advancement of Women and member organizations - Information Fair
Formal opening event . Booth displays by key stakeholders . Entertainment

WOMANTRA - Silent Silhouettes Installation
Honouring the Lives of Women and Girls killed due to domestic violence.

Network of NGOs for the Advancement of Women and the Office of the Prime Minister (Gender and Children) Orange Lighting . Candlelight Procession and Vigil
For more information: Tel: 1-868-627-4807 / 1-868-623-8861 | Email: networkngott@gmail.com

Sun 27 Nov, 5:00 P.M., Holy Name Convent and around Memorial Park, Port of Spain
Rape Crisis Society and the T&T Coalition Against Domestic Violence- Candlelight Vigil and Silent Walk. For more information: Phone: 627-7273 | Email: rapecrisistnt@yahoo.com

Thur 1 Dec
Office of the Prime Minister (Gender and Children) and Network of NGOs for the Advancement of Women in commemoration of World AIDS Day - Launch of the National AIDS Coordinating Committee

Thur 1 Dec, Tunapuna
Millenium Sistahs - AIDS Walk
For more information: https://www.facebook.com/millennium.trinidadtobago

Sat 3 Dec, 1:00 P.M., YWCA, Alexandra Street, Port of Spain
YWCA of Trinidad and Tobago - Solidarity Walk Against Violence
Registration begins at 1:30pm | Walk commences at 3:00pm.
For the survivors and victims of Gender Based Violence.
Please indicate how many persons will be attending. Proposed route: YWCA Alexandra Street, Port-of-Spain, around the Queens Park Savannah and back to the YWCA. Includes an aerobic warm up/cool down. The purpose of the event is to draw awareness to the fact that Gender-based Violence is a major public health issue and human right abuse.
YWCA’s signature exhibition ‘In Her Shoes’
Showcases the stories of persons affected by violence at the hands of a partner. For more information: 627-6388 or 792-6305

Wed 7 Dec, 5:30 PM, The UWI, St. Augustine Campus
IGDS Commemoration of World AIDS Day - Performance and Conversation with Charleston Thomas. "One of the primary objectives of the initiative is to ignite in viewers or participants a desire to be change agents with respect to care for AIDS and other terminally ill patients from/in marginalised communities." For more information: igds@sta.uwi.edu | Tel: 662-2002 Ext 83549

Thu 8 Dec
Network of NGOs/Min. GCA/UNDP - Human Rights Day Workshop
By invitation only. For more information: Tel: 627-4807 / 623-8861 Email: networkngott@gmail.com

Fri 9 Dec, 6:00–8:00 P.M.
Wellness and Wholeness, Corner Bushe and Maloney Streets, Petit Bourg
IGDS and Wellness and Wholeness Counselling - Gender-Based Violence Healing Workshop Facilitated by Dr Angelique Nixon
For students who are survivors of GBV including those belonging to the LGBTQI community
Please RSVPvia email to: angeliquevnixon@gmail.com
or through the Facebook Event https://www.facebook.com/events/1165658550184512/

Sat 10 Dec, 6:00–8:00 P.M. Human Rights Day
IGDS and School of Education Library - Online Launch of Girls Speak in Cyberspace
Excerpts from the Panel Discussions titled“Education is a Human Right: Negotiating Access, Vulnerabilities and Human Security”
For more information: igds@sta.uwi.edu / deborah.mcfee@sta.uwi.edu


Updated 21 Nov 2016