Institute for Gender and Development Studies

IGDS events
Semester I


Not just a book launch: Writing Gender into the Caribbean
November 06, 2021, 6-8 PM
Panel discussion with Eudine Barriteau, Diana Fox, Gabrielle Hosein, Deborah Mc Fee, Michael Mooleedhar and Andil Gosine, moderated by Sue Ann Barratt, on the contribution of this epic collection.
Recording available on our YouTube Channel (soon)


Managing Child Sexual Abuse and Disclosure: Creating Safe Spaces for Children
Special Lunch Time Seminar in Commemoration of World Children’s Day
Feature Speaker
Ms. Nadine Lewis-Agard, Human and Social Development Consultant
Wednesday 17 November 2021
Recording available on our YouTube Channel (soon)


30 Years On: Reflections on the Journey of the Domestic Violence Act. Insights for Another Generation
in partnership with the Alliance for State Action to End Gender-Based Violence
Commemorating 30 Years Domestic Violence Act T&T & the 16 Days of Activism
Thursday 25 November 2021, 10:00 AM to 12 Noon
Dr Gabrielle Hosein, Lecturer, IGDS
Diana Mahabir-Wyatt, Founder, The Shelter for Battered Women & CADV
Hazel Thompson-Ahye, Independent Senator and Attorney-at-Law
Darron James, Faculty of Social Sciences Representative UWI Guild of Students
Ashlee Burnett, Activist & Founder, Feminitt
Recording available on our YouTube Channel (soon)


Building Resilience: Women, Peace and Security in Trinidad and Tobago
The High Commission of Canada, the Trinidad and Tobago Defence Force & the IGDS
Keynote Speaker
Her Honour Ms. Elizabeth C. Solomon, Judge, Industrial Court of Trinidad and Tobago & Attorney-at-law
Tuesday 7 December 2021, 9:00–10:00am
Gender and non-peace in Trinidad and Tobago.
A collaboration of the High Commission of Canada, the Trinidad and Tobago Defence Force and the IGDS, St Augustine Campus, Trinidad and Tobago
Recording available on our YouTube Channel (soon)


Let’s Talk Consent and CSE (Comprehensive Sex Education)
IGDS and The Sexual Cultures for Justice project Special Lunchtime Seminar
Wednesday 8 December 2021, 12noon
Presented by 
Dr. Krystal Nandini Ghisyawan, Director of Research, The Silver Lining Foundation
Dr. Angelique V. Nixon, IGDS Lecturer and Project Lead Researcher, A Sexual Culture of Justice
Recording available on our YouTube Channel (soon)


Graduate Research Seminars 
Pete Roderick - Tuesday 14 December 2021
Petronetta Pierre Robertson - Thursday 16 December 2021
Jade Trim - Thursday 16 December 2021


Regional Campaigns

International Men's Day 2021

Men Who Create 






Men Who Care







IGDS events
Semester II

Lunchtime Seminar Series "Caring for Boys: Safeguarding Children from Child Sexual Abuse" 

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PART 1 - AN OVERVIEW of the ChildLink Guyana project
presented by Mr. Hasani Tinnie and Ms. Omattie Madray, ChildLink Guyana
Thursday 17 February, 2022, 12:00 Noon


PART 2 - Research Findings of the ChildLink Guyana project
presented by Dr. Paulette Henry, University of Guyana


Book Launch hosted jointly with the IGDS Nita Barrow Unit 
Erotic Cartographies: Decolonization and the Queer Caribbean Imagination
Krystal Nandini Ghisyawan


International Women's Day/Month Forums and Seminars


Dollars and Cents: What makes sense for Gender Equity?
in collaboration with The High Commission of Canada in Trinidad and Tobago
Friday 4 March 2022, 10 am to 12 noon
A conversation on the impact of economic policy and decision making on the well-being of women and girls with 
Dr Asha Kambon, Public Policy Expert
Dr Marlene Attzs, Lecturer in Economics, UWI St Augustine
Ms Tonni-Ann Brodber, Representative of the UN Women Multi-Country Office- Caribbean


Working Mother Series

Part 1 - The Working Mother: Navigating Employment, Social Protection, and Parenting

A forum on how women are experiencing and negotiating the increasingly insecure labour market and the vulnerabilities that have been exacerbated by the COVID 19 pandemic and a look at relevant and strategic responses that protect the vulnerable against livelihood risks and promote equal rights and justice.
Tuesday 22 March 2022, 10:00 am – 12 noon
Moderator: Dr Deborah McFee, Outreach & Research Officer IGDS
Presenters: Ms Alena Nurse, Educational Officer, National Insurance Board of Trinidad & Tobago
Ms Simone Francois-Whittier, Attorney-At-Law, Research & Public Advocacy Director, Association of Female Executives of Trinidad & Tobago
Ms Kathleen Sarkar, Assistant Director, National Family Services Division

Part 2 - Social Protection for Working Women: Emerging Issues
A conversation between women in leadership positions in business
Tuesday 29 March 2022, 10:00 am – 12 noon
Moderator: Ms Simone Francois-Whittier, Attorney-At-Law, Research and Public Advocacy Director Association of Female Executives of T&T
Panellists: Ms Dylis Mc Donald, Project Coordinator, Caribbean Women in Leadership (CIWiL)
Ms Dixie-Ann Dickson, Communications Specialist, Bankers Association TT
Mrs Alisha Mohammed-Stephens, CEO, Transbrokerage Services Ltd.
Ms Penny Gomez, CEO, Digicel Foundation Trinidad and Tobago
Ms Sacha Thompson, Chairman, Board of Directors, Digicel Foundation


“Breaking the Bias for an equitable and sustainable Caribbean”
a live Facebook conversation in collaboration with the UN Information Centre for the #Caribbean area (UNIC)
@CaribbeanUN Thursday 31 March 202, 11am
Dr. Leith Dunn, Honorary Research Fellow and former Head of the UWI IGDS Mona Unit
and Chanelle Beatrice, Outreach and Communications Officer, Feminitt Caribbean (@feminitt),


Lunchtime Seminar - Do international human rights norms have impact, and how do we know? Reflections on the CEDAW Convention
with IGDS Visiting Fulbright Scholar Susanne Zwingel, Associate Professor, Dept. of Politics and International Relations, Florida International University &
Wednesday 6 April, 2022, 12 Noon – 1:30 PM


International Women's Day 

A Sustainable Tomorrow
Akilah Jaramogi
Founder/Director Fondes Amandes Community Reforestation Project
A production of the IGDS St Augustine Unit in commemoration of International Women’s Day 2022 and acknowledgement of the UN theme “Gender Equality Today for a Sustainable Tomorrow”.
Interviewer: Deborah Mc Fee Director
Camera, Editor: Maria Nunes
Camera: Chad Lue Choy
Sound: Cedric Smart
IWDTT 2022 Hand-Painted Signs: Bruce Cayonne @iamthesignman
Special thanks to Akilah Jaramogi Recorded on March 21, 2022 at the Fondes Amandes Community Reforestation Project (FACRP) St Ann’s, Trinidad and Tobago
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