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Institute for Gender and Development Studies

Undergraduate Studies

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.

Postgraduate Studies

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.


IGDS Streams



Click here for the Bilingual List of Service Providers and Support information and downloads. This initiative was developed with support from the Pan American Development Foundation and funding by the United States Government.
Click her to go to the Caribbean Sexualities Knowledge E-Portal on diverse genders and sexualities in the Caribbean developed as part of "A Sexual Culture of Justice” Project.
We are looking for male youth leaders, community leaders/influencers and leaders of faith based organisations. 
Join us to build teams of champions of gender equality with zero tolerance for family violence. Interensted?
Click here to fill out the short form. IGDS in partnership with the Joint EU-UN Spotlight Initiative. 


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:

  • Teaching guided by feminist theories and gender & development perspectives, principles and practices
  • Research and publications that investigate societal issues and challenges from a gender perspective
  • Public service, outreach and activism that transform gender relations and promote social justice
  • Building partnerships and mobilizing resources to facilitate the above



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