Curated Conversations: Reflections, Challenges & Lessons | Working Towards a Sexual Culture of Justice

The EU-funded human rights, activity-based project – A Sexual Culture of Justice (2017-2021) – working to end GBV and LGBTI discrimination in Trinidad & Tobago – comes to an end in March 2021. The project was implemented by The UWI’s Institute for Gender and Development Studies (IGDS), in collaboration with LGBTI and feminist organisations: CAISO: Sex & Gender Justice, Friends for Life, I Am One, The Silver Lining Foundation, Womantra and The Women’s Caucus. Other partners included the Caribbean IRN, Say Something TT, Caribbean Male Action Network, the Equal Opportunity Commission, and Trinidad & Tobago Transgender Coalition. This project provided support for long-standing and new local efforts to transform approaches to violence, homophobia, school bullying and policing, while building partnerships and organisational capacity. 

The project team created a suite of linked activities aimed at influencing “a sexual culture of justice” through social change to gender norms and sexual rights. These activities have been grounded in and produced local/regional analysis and solutions. The impact of the project can be seen through the education materials and knowledge products, training toolkits and workshops, as well as the research activities that produced data needed to support calls for gender and sexual justice policy and legislative changes. The methodology of our activities were rooted in transformational education, empowerment, feminist praxis, and self-directed and creative action.

In this special series of curated conversations, partners and team members shared insights and reflections on the challenges and lessons learned as we continue to work towards change and transformation. 

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Wed 24th March 2021 – 12noon – 2pm
How Do We Transform Approaches to Gender Based Violence & LGBTI discrimination?

Moderator: Angelique V. Nixon, SCJ Project Lead Researcher 

Speakers:

  • Renuka Anandjit, IGDS Ignite 
  • Stephanie Leitch, WOMANTRA 
  • Elysse Marcellin, CAISO & WOMANTRA 
  • Amilcar Sanatan, Commonwealth Students Association
  • Attillah Springer, Say Something TT 
  • Renelle White, Silver Lining Foundation 

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Wed 31st March 2021 – 12noon – 2pm
What’s Next on the LGBTI+ Agenda for Justice?

Moderator: Angelique V. Nixon, SCJ Project Lead Researcher 

Speakers:

  • Rae Alibey, Transgender Coalition & CAISO
  • Earl Edmund, Silver Lining Foundation 
  • Elron Elahie, CAISO: Sex & Gender Justice 
  • Johannah-Rae Reyes, WOMANTRA 
  • Brandy Rodriguez, Transgender Coalition
  • Luke Sinnette, Friends for Life