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The IGDS has a developed an integrated regional research programme across all the three Campuses entitled: Gender in Caribbean Thought: Breaching Frontiers and Understanding Difference. Related themes have been identified including:
These interdisciplinary research projects are conducted in collaboration with UWI academics in other faculties across Campus and with Civil Society and international organizations.
In addition, the St. Augustine unit academic staff conduct smaller research projects while the outreach and research staff are in the process of planning and development of research projects that may be launched in the future. Check back for details as they become available.
This Making of Feminisms in the Caribbean project provides a database of relevant historical and documentary materials on feminist activism, since the start of the 20th Century, from which teaching and further research may proceed.
Prof. Rhoda Reddock, Dr. Sandra Reid
The Project seeks to break the silence on the taboo subject of child sexual abuse (CSA)/incest and its implications for HIV throughout Trinidad and Tobago by empowering children, parents, communities, policy makers and service providers who work in child protection, HIV/AIDS and women’s rights.
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This project is a community-university collaboration that provides three years of support for some of the longest-standing and emerging local efforts to transform approaches to partner violence, homophobia, bullying and policing, while building partnerships and organisational capacity. Runs April 2017 to March 2020
For further information regarding this project, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
or contact the Lead Researcher at the Institute for Gender and Development Studies, The UWI
Dr. Angelique Nixon - email@example.com
This project examines the contemporary challenges of working women and men aged 40-65 in balancing their work and family life commitments in Trinidad and the way in which this balance is offset or aggravated by the longer life expectancy of the population.
Connecting the Dots: Work.Life.Balance.Ageing - Born out of a three-year research project conducted in the Caribbean, through a mixed-methods approach, including talking circles, time-use journals, and in-depth interviews, Connecting the Dots delves into issues that examine the breadth of adulthood. Facebook page
The research project examines four strategies to promote democratic governance, women’s rights and gender equality. The study was conducted over a period of 24 months, and took place in Dominica, Guyana and Trinidad and Tobago in partnership with the following: IGDS, UWI, Mona Campus and IGDS, UWI, Cave Hill Campus.
Dr Gabrielle Hosein - Gabrielle.Hosein@sta.uwi.edu
and Professor Jane Parpart
The University of the West Indies (The UWI) Gender Policy is intended to guide The UWI's actions to mainstream gender across the institution by ensuring gender equity in all University practices, policies, procedures and programmes.