Institute for Gender and Development Studies


Necessary Changes to the Domestic Violence Act: Recommendations for Ending Violence Against Women

Friday 24 November 2017
In collabooration with the Equal Opportunity Commission
Public Forum to review the EOC’s recommendations for changes to the Domestic Violence Act that can transform and improve the existing legal system and discuss how it can be used to end violence against women. All civil society organisations, NGOs, community activists, media, public officials, law makers, and all those concerned about violence against women are encouraged to participate in this important discussion.
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Eliminating Violence Against Women

Wednesday November 23, 2016
In commemoration of International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women
SALISES, Soroptimist International Chaguanas and the IGDS
Chair Professor Patrick Watson; Panellists: Mrs Lynette Seebaran-Suite, Attorney-at-Law and Women’s Rights Activist; Ms Asiya Mohammed, Founder and CEO, Conflict Women Ltd.; Mr. Wendell de Léon, Behaviour Change Therapist; Dr Gabrielle Hosein, Head, IGDS
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GATE: The Future of Higher Education and Development

SALISES and IGDS Public Forum, Wednesday 16 November, 2016
Chair - Dr. Angelique Nixon
Panelists: Dr. Roger Hosein; Prof Rhoda Reddock; Mr. Makesi Peters; Mr Amilcar Sanatan
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Too Young To Wed

Tuesday 11 October, 2016
Public Forum on the Marriage Actsin T&T in commemoration of International Day of the Girl Child. IGDS in collaboration with the Coalition to End Child Marriage in T&T
Chair: Dr. Gabrielle Hosein, Head IGDS; Panellists: Dona Da Costa-Martinez, Family Planning Association of T&T; Brenda Gopeesingh, Hindu Women's Organization; Khadija Sinanan, WOMANTRA
#ChildMarriageisChildAbuse #MakeChildMarriageIllegal #AmendtheMarriageLaws
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Violence Against Women and Deconstructing Masculinity

The Faculty of Law and IGDS, Thursday, March 3rd, 2016
A distinguished panel of experts will discuss the impact of traditional conceptions of masculinity on the perpetuation of violence against women as well as the response of the justice system, in light of Trinidad and Tobago’s International Human Rights commitments.
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Violence Against Women: A Political Issue?

The Sir Arthur Lewis Institute of Social and Economic Studies (SALISES) Forum
Wednesday 24th February, 2016
Chair Professor Patrick Watson; Panellists: Dr. Gabrielle Hosein; Mrs. Margaret Sampson-Browne; Mr. Amilcar Sanatan; Mr Louis Lee Singh
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Reflecting on Gender and Politics in the 2015 General Election Campaign

Wednesday 30th September 2015
IGDS in collaboration with Allies for Justice and Diversity and the Network of NGOs of Trinidad and Tobago for the Advancement of Women
Chair: Gabrielle Hosein; Introduction Colin Robinson; Speakers: Jowelle de Souza; Senator Khadijah Ameen; Sabrina Mowlah-Baksh; Nafeesa Mohammed; Terry Inc; Luke Sinnette
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Promoting the Rights of Women in Trinidad and Tobago:

Issues and Challenges (Panel Discussion)

April 2015
Chair: Ms. Gaietry Pargass, Attorney-at-Law, Human Rights Lawyer
Panelists include: Professor Rashida Mangroo, UN Special Rapporteur on Violence Against Women, its Causes and Consequences | Professor Tracy Robinson, Rapporteur on the Rights of Women of the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights | Professor Patricia Mohammed, Head of the IGDS and Professor of Gender and Cultural Studies



Women and Political Power: A Right to Lead

March 19, 2014
CLL Auditorium, The UWI, St. Augustine Campus
Chair: Indira Rampersad
Panellists: Sunity Maharaj, Gabrielle Hosein | Paula Morgan | Winford James
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Evolving Gender and Feminist Conversations:
Cyber Activism, Social Networking and LGBT Organising

December 10, 2014
Chair: Angelique V. Nixon
Panellists: Krystal Ghisyawan, Colin Robinson, Cedriann Martin, Richie Daly
Dialogue on new forms of activism around gender and sexual rights and movements for justice.
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What does EQUAL mean to you?

Forum on the Draft National Policy on Gender Equality and Development
May 22, 2013
Chair: Gabrielle Hosein
Panelists include: Hazel Brown  |  Anna Maria Mora |  Francisca Brown


Is it Better for Girls to Marry? Who decides?

November 3rd, 2011
Institute of International Relations (IIR), Lecture Room 1, The UWI, St. Augustine Camp
Chair: Gabriellie Hosein
Panellists: Rhoda Reddock |  Gaietry Pargass |  Nafeesa Mohammed  |  Jacqueline Sharpe  |  Carol Jaggernauth
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