Institute for Gender and Development Studies

16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence
November 25 to December 10

What's happening November - December 2020

These are months of activism including 

Nov 17                     International Student's Day 
Nov 19                     International Men's Day 
Nov 20                     World Children's Day 

16 Days of Activism
Nov 25                    International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women 
Nov 25 to Dec 10   16 Days of Activism to end Gender-Based Violence
Dec 1                      World AIDs Day 
Dec 10                    Human Right's Day

IGDS Events

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Wednesday 2 December  |  12 Noon (EST) (Trinidad) 

IGDS St Augustine Unit Lunchtime Seminar
"Towards a Sexual Culture of Justice:
Documenting the Experiences and Needs of
Working-Class LGBTIQ+ people living in Trinidad and Tobago 

with Dr Angelique Nixon and Mr Luke Sinnette
Facebook event for more info:
** Register in advance for this seminar

Facebook event for more info:


Thursday 3rd December 2020  |  1:00–3:00pm (EST) (Trinidad) 

IGDS Ignite, Pride UWI,
Student Psychology Association
and the UWI Afrikan Society

Join on zoom and be a part of the discussion
Zoom link to follow
Or tune in on facebook live
Facebook event for more info:


Thursday 3rd December 2020  |  3:00–5:00pm (EST) (Trinidad) 

Social Work Unit, Department of Behavioural Sciences, Faculty of Social science 
The event includes a 
"Our Place at the Table: Social Workers actions to end Violence Against Women"
with Dr Karene Ann Nathaniel-DeCaires, Dr Camille Huggins, Ms Belinda Isaac-Baptiste
"Social Workers Taking Action to End All Forms of Violence: Connecting the Issues"
with Dr. Gabrielle Hosein
ZOOM Register in advance for this event:

Public and panel presentations

Online and radio events
All times Trinidad and Tobago (Eastern Caribbean Time) unless otherwise noted

Thursday 26 November |  10AM – 12PM (EST) 

Round Table discussion
"Minor's Access Study with Healthcare Providers"
Pannelist: Dr Gabrielle Hosein

Friday 27 November |  4:00–6:00 PM (UTC/GMT+1) (11AM1PM EST)

Institut des Amériques
Women in Movement in Latin America, the Caribbean and Europe
"Violence against women: From assessment to action"
Panellist: Professor Patricia Mohammed
Facebook Live:

Wednesday December 2  |  TIME: 9:30 AM

Office of the Prime Minister, Gender Affairs Division
Radio - Power 102fm
“Family and Work Life Balance & Women's mental health”
Speaker: Marcus Kissoon

Thursday December 3  |  TIME: 9:30 AM

Office of the Prime Minister, Gender Affairs Division
Radio - Power 102fm
“Dating and Sexual Violence”
Speaker: Marcus Kissoon

Thursday December 3  |  TIME: 1:00-2:30 PM

Virtual Talks 2020
"Sexual Harassment in the Workplace"
Pannelist: Dr Gabrielle Hosein

Thursday December 3  |  TIME: 3:00-5:00 PM

Social Work Unit, Department of Behavioral Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences & IGDS
Social Workers Taking Action to End All Forms of Violence: Connecting the Issues
Presenter: Dr. Gabrielle Hosein

Sunday December 6  |  TIME: 4-5:30 PM

First Citizens
"Women First: Why Gender Equality Is A Good Investment"
“Exploration of the role women play in the global and corporate space and the ways in which a commitment to gender equality is an investment in societal development.”
FREE. Limited spaces available. Register to secure your spot.
Chair: Dr Sue Ann Barratt

Monday December 7  |  TIME: 1:00-2:30 PM

Virtual Talks 2020
"Evidence for Action on Gender-Based Violence in Trinidad and Tobago"
Pannelist: Dr Gabrielle Hosein
Presentation: “Gender-Based Violence in Trinidad and Tobago: Qualitative Study”

Tuesday December 8  |  TIME: 2:00

Feminitt in collaboration with UNICEF and ECLAC Caribbean
Panel Discussion on Child Abuse
Pannelist: Marcus Kissoon



Calls to Action 

#TTCompaniesCan Campaign 









In March 2018, The Institute for Gender and Development Studies called for a private sector strategy to address Violence Against Women. Today, thanks to the Coalition Against Domestic Violence (CADV) and the Trinidad and Tobago Chamber of Commerce, there is now a Domestic Violence in the Workplace Policy click here which can be adopted by companies across Trinidad and Tobago and the Caribbean region, and there is beginnings of a communication campaign, and steps toward roll out of training sessions on policy implementation.

The Coalition Against Domestic Violence, Trinidad and Tobago Chamber of Industry and Commerce, ANSA McAL Group of Companies, First Citizens Bank, AMCHAM, Inter-American Development Bank (IADB) and other companies have been a part of moving this forward step by step.

November 25th marks the beginning of the globally recognized 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence. During this annual international campaign, it is critical that companies show visible understanding of corporate social responsibility, and how this relates to supporting the DV in the Workplace Policy.

We are happy to share with you and your organisation/workplace/group a 16 Days of Activism Media Package, as part of a collaborative approach with TT Chamber, CADV, ANSA McAL Group of Companies and the UWI-IGDS, tailored to private sector businesses for use on media platforms. Please click here for open access to the materials. You will find social media ready cards, moving slides, One Standard PDF and One PDF with crop marks for print.

Help us amplify the campaign by sharing widely.
Thank you!

View Campaign Messages on TouTube


CatCalls 16 Days

ChalkBack Campaign










In honor of 16 Days @chalkbackorg will post every day for the next 16 days to address street harassment and gender-based violence through chalk art. We’ll share stories from the different @catcalls accounts around the world to show gender-based violence in its different forms.
Call to Action! We want you to get involved and share your stories! View slides to see the ways you can get involved during the 16 Days. Find a topic that interests you, share your story, tag us, and we’ll share.
Cover artwork by @bensolliday
Get involved graphics by @muyhumanos
#16daysofactivism #chalkback


Break the Silence: end CSA

Nov 20      World Children's Day 


Thursday 19 November | 5:30 PM to 8:00 PM  | Zoom 
Feature Address
"Sexual Abuse in the Under 5 Population: Developing a Bystander Complicity Model as a Preventive Approach
Dr Hazel Da Breo, Sweet Water Foundation, Toronto/Grenada
** RSVP Form 
** Zoom Link | Meeting ID: 972 0810 8122 | Passcode: 001869
See facebook event for agenda and more details.


IGDS Ignite and CatCalls of UWI

Nov 17      International Student's Day 
Nov 19      International Men's Day 

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Monday 16 November | 7 PM 

IGDS Ignite IG Live Discussion for International Men's Day 
"Men: How have you been managing your mental health during the pandemic?" 
Join us for a casual chat on the issue with prominent male activists

Thursday 19 November  |  6:00 PM   |  

Ignite Webinar "Men, Masculinities and Mental Health"









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