Final day of the 3rd Caribbean Women's and Sexuality Diversity Conference at the Kapok Hotel, Port of Spain, Trinidad.
WOMANTRA is proud to have partnered with United & Strong INC & CariFLAGS to host the 3rd Caribbean Women & Sexual Diversity Conference in Port of Spain, Trinidad this October. If you are a human rights defender committed to sexual and gender equality and unsure of how to get more involved in a larger movement, this grounding is the perfect place for you to be connected with other womyn throughout the Caribbean diaspora doing work at various levels to achieve social justice for women sexual minorities.
Read Guardian journalist Paula Lindo's wrap up of the CWSD conference.
Here is a reflection from one of the CWSDC's participants from Jamaica's WE-Change delegation:
"The first day of the conference was a great launch into what the conference’s aims and goals were. The keynote speaker, Dr. Angelique V. Nixon really resonated with me as she spoke about the different intersectionalities of identities that existed in the Caribbean. She was able to make links between different forms of oppression that not only affect our advocacy work but also the way we interact and see ourselves. She challenged me to start thinking about the realities of women, including queer women, of this region from a post-colonial lens rather than the neoliberal Western lens a lot of international and local media use. This really resonated with me and set the tone for the conference as I was being asked to look into my history, my personal experiences and bring them into the world of advocacy."
click here to read Jherane's and others' reflections from the #WEinTT for #CWSDC series.