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Join us for a Virtual Open Day

Learn more about studying at The UWI and IGDS in particular, our four postgraduate degrees, undergraduate courses and minors.

When: Tuesday 21 July 2020
What time: 6:00 PM

Register here.
When registering you can submit questions ahead of the session. During the session you can submit questions in the zoom chat.

The deadline for the submission of applications for entry into programmes in the new academic year 2020/2021 which commences August 30, 2020 has been extended to July 31, 2020. The waiver for the Application Processing Fee has been extended to July 31, 2020 for all applications.

See list of Virtual Open Days for Institutes and Research Centers.




IGDS Regional Coordinating Office, Mona Unit, Nita Barrow Unit and St Augustine Unit invites you to join us for a regional Zoom Webinar

SHOUTS & WHISPERS: Untold Stories from the Caribbean during COVID-19
Wednesday 8 July 2020 
10 AM Jamaica |  11 AM ECT

Ms Olive Edwards, Convener, Jamaica Community of Positive Women
Mr Devon Gabourel, Director, Enabling Environment and Human Rights Unit (EEHR) & National Family Planning Board, Jamaica
Ms Kagina Marquis, Migrant Woman
Dr Angelique Nixon, Board of Directors, CAISO: Sex and Gender Justice
Please click here to register and join

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Join us for a virtual discussion hosted by 
Ian Randle Publishers
AGEING IN A NEW ERA: Balancing Life, Work and Responsibility
& launch of the book
CONNECTING THE DOTS: Work. Life. Balance. Ageing

Friday, Jun 26, 2020
11:00 AM
12 Noon Trinidad and Tobago

Please click here to join the Zoom session

Meeting ID: 835 2228 8265
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Archive 2019-2020

Semester I - 25 August to 29 November 2019

25 September 2019 - Lunchtime Seminar by Sebastian M. Garbe " Indigenous Solidarity: Transnational Advocacy and Community Building of Mapuche Women “

26 September 2019 - Lunchtime Seminar by Professor Adam Hosein "What does a feminist approach to immigration look like? "

2 October 2019 -  Lunchtime Seminar by Andrea Silva- Tapia "Muslim women in sports as a space of resistance: A Decolonial feminist analysis from Germany"

2 October 2019 - Graduate workshop with Sebastian M. Garbe and Andrea Silva- Tapia "Decolonizing the Social Sciences". Presentations "Decolonial Feminism and Global Inequalities"
Andrea Silva-Tapia" and  "Epistemologies of the South and the Decolonization of Social Sciences" Sebastian M. Garbe

4 & 5 November 2019 - Workshop on VAWG with 2 Cents Movement

16 November 2019 - Break the Silence Meeting and presentation by Roberta Clarke, President, CADV "Sexual Offenders Registry: Impact on Children"

Semester II - 19 January to 17 April 2020

8 March 2020 - International Women's Day Rally and March 

13 March 2020 - Country starts lockdown 

18 May 2020 - Tivia Collins Graduate Research Semiinar "Guyanese Migrant Women and the Politics of Belonging in Trinidad and Tobago: An Overview of Findings"

Semester III - 24 May to 3 July

4 June 2020 - PG Session - Updates and Q&A. Closed. For registered students only 

9 June 2020 - PG Session - Wellness and Mental Health with Dr Katija Khan. Closed. For registered students only 

22 June 2020 - Debate on the Domestic Violence Amendment Bill Alliance for Stae Action to End Gender-Based Violence

26 June - Ageing in a New Era: Balancing Life, Work & Responsibility Virtual Discussion Forum and Book Launch 

8 July - IGDS Regional Webinar  10:00 JA time 11:00 ECT. "Shouts and Whispers: Untold Stories from the Caribbean during COVID19"


Highlights 2019-2020

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Child Sexual Abuse and the Complexities of Gender, Power and Sexuality. Break the Silence: End Child Sexual Abuse publication, 29 April 2020
Journal of Interpersonal Violence


Sexual Harassment and Consent
Fact Sheets. Issue 1. February 2020


International Women's Day T&T
Newsletter IGDS and Partners Rally, 7 March 2020

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Break the Silence: End CSA presentations
Sexual Offenders Registry: Impact on Children
November 2019

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Caribbean Review of Gender Studies
African-Caribbean Women: Migration, Diaspora, Post-diaspora
Issue 13, Published June 2019
Editors: Leith Dunn and Suzanne Scafe



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