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IGDS & the European Union Host: Sexual Culture of Justice Showcase & Launch

Posted Wednesday, December 05, 2018


The Institute of Gender and Development Studies (IGDS) and the European Union Delegation to T&T host the Sexual Culture of Justice Project - Showcase & Launch in commemoration of Human Rights Day.

The event highlights six noteworthy products and the diverse participants in the Sexual Culture of Justice project created by IGDS in partnership with CAISO, Friends For Life, I Am One, Silver Lining Foundation, Womantra, and Women’s Caucus.

The event takes place on December 10 from 10 to 11am at the Sir Arthur Lewis Institute of Social & Economic Studies (SALISES) Conference Room.

For more information, please visit the IGDS website: https://sta.uwi.edu/igds/index.asp or the IGDS Facebook page here.

About the Sexual Culture of Justice Project

Since April 2017, the three-year TT$1.3 million human rights project, funded by the European Union, has supported collaborations between The UWI IGDS and civil society organisations to build a sexual culture of justice, working with families, teachers, police, researchers, men, community organisers, media and legislators.

  • Six activities, products and participant experiences from the ongoing project will be introduced to the media and public
  • A teacher, and a training developed to make schools safer from gender-based violence and bullying
  • A psychologist who facilitated and developed the Stronger Families support group for parents and guardians with LGBTI family members
  • A labour union organiser, one of the champions of Add All 3, a campaign to expand legislative protection from discrimination;
  • Life stories of working-class LGBTI Trinbagonians
  • The Online Knowledge E-portal making Caribbean resources and data on LGBTI issues available to the public and decision makers;
  • Young men creating local cultures that prevent gender-based violence, and the “Men Speak Up!” videos and “Pull Up Yuh Bredren” campaign they have developed.