This Making of Caribbean Feminisms project is founded on the belief that the impulse to further feminist theorising and activism needs to be transmitted to a younger generation. One of the outcomes has been the creation of a Special Collection on Caribbean Feminisms which is now housed in the West Indiana and Special Collections section and the UWISpace online archives of The UWI Alma Jordan Library, St. Augustine Campus and. This provides a database of relevant historical and documentary materials on feminist activism, since the start of the 20th Century, from which teaching and further research may proceed. There are also ongoing efforts to create a biographical dictionary of Caribbean feminists and women’s movement activists. This documentation should provide the basis for ongoing critical analyses of the past.
The open-access, on-line journal, the Caribbean Review of Gender Studies, A Journal of Caribbean Perspectives on Gender and Feminism is part of this research project. First launched in 2007, it includes peer-reviewed essays, gender dialogues, photo and video essays, poetry and book reviews. The journal can be accessed at http://sta.uwi.edu/crgs/.