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Study alongside individuals who bring different areas of knowledge to current issues. Explore how gender analysis is necessary across numerous disciplines and is central to transformation of the region toward greater sustainability, equality and social justice.
Explore gendered issues that affect the Caribbean, become an expert in and produce relevant feminist scholarship, and help to build gender analysis skills and impact in both research and policy.
Get involved in multi-disciplinary and trans-disciplinary regional, community and faculty research which responds to the issues of our time.
Join us in dialogue and action with a broad range of women and men committed to Caribbean social movements for gender justice, economic justice and climate justice. Contribute to solving local and regional issues and to the development of public policy, advocacy and activism in the wider society.
In 2006 I returned to Trinidad from my five-year stint at CARIMAC UWI Mona, driven to understand gender relations and the underlying causes of communication conflict as a precursor to GBV. I had no training in feminist thought, and I had only a naive understanding of gender as a fundamental element of human life. From the first day, I entered the IGDS, I was welcomed, accommodated, mentored, and guided by incredible women who taught me to persist with grace.
Keeping it real
Dr Sue Ann Barratt rolls up her sleeves at IGDS
IGDS Regional Coordinating Office
Message from the University Director
To produce and disseminate knowledge to transform gender relations in the Caribbean in support of the UWI’s mission to enhance regional and international development.
All UWI Graduates are committed to social justice and the promotion of gender-responsive human relations and development
The IGDS will achieve its mission and vision by producing and delivering interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary programmes that are characterized by excellence in: