April182014
No Laughing Matter: Stories of rape and sexual assault in Caribbean media this week

Laughing at boys who are raped The Jamaica Observer treated readers recently to the most crass and reprehensible of cartoons which pokes fun at the rape of boys in institutionalized care.

No Laughing Matter: Stories of rape and sexual assault in Caribbean media this week

Laughing at boys who are raped The Jamaica Observer treated readers recently to the most crass and reprehensible of cartoons which pokes fun at the rape of boys in institutionalized care.

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March302014
2PM

Top 10 sexist and heterosexist moments in Caribbean Politics

Contribute to the final list of top 10 sexist & heterosexist moments in Caribbean politics by leaving your suggestions in the comments below.  

March242014
“Already for the first two weeks of 2014, Carlissa Matthews, Marcia Adams, Judith Singh and Raveena Cozier lost their lives at the hands of their partners or ex-partners in Guyana (where 23 women were killed in 2013). Already for the first two weeks in Trinidad & Tobago, Dian Paladee and Amanda Persad were murdered by partners who then committed suicide. In Barbados Cheryl Bourne-Reifer was murdered in February, and just a few weeks ago the battered body 23 year old Guyanese Onicka Gulliver, who had been reported missing, was found. This week’s column, which comes to us from Barbados, expresses the outrage that so many of us feel, that we should all feel, at the inadequate, dismissive and misogynistic responses to the ongoing violence that is claiming the lives of too many women across the Caribbean. What is especially outrageous, and a tragic but sure sign of just what we are up against, is that some of these responses come from those who have been appointed – or have appointed themselves – to organizations and even state institutions that claim to be on the same side as those who are speaking out against the epidemic of domestic violence across the Caribbean.” http://www.stabroeknews.com/2014/features/in-the-diaspora/03/24/will-take-sitting/
March222014
3PM

An activist walks out of a meeting…

An activist walks out of a meeting…

A longstanding feminist activist in Barbados walked out of a panel discussion in protest of what she felt were misogynist comments from one of the speakers.

Said speaker is the recipient of the Gold Crown of Merit and has been on a near 15-year tirade of misogyny masquerading as support for men’s interests. His usual line is that women who are murdered by their intimate partners have provoked…

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March42014
Barbados CEDAW Town Hall Meeting This Thursday!

Barbados signed the United Nations Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW) in 1981.

Barbados CEDAW Town Hall Meeting This Thursday!

Barbados signed the United Nations Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW) in 1981.

February192014
CODE RED Women’s Circles: More photos & details on Caribbean young feminist activism here.
Our redforgender ID will take you to us on twitter, tumblr, facebook and wordpress.

CODE RED Women’s Circles: More photos & details on Caribbean young feminist activism here.

Our redforgender ID will take you to us on twitter, tumblr, facebook and wordpress.

February172014
Jamaica: Children Rented Out to Beggars, Advocate Group InvestigatesOriginally posted on Repeating Islands:








A very sad situation indeed. It seems like the…View Post

Jamaica: Children Rented Out to Beggars, Advocate Group Investigates

Originally posted on Repeating Islands:

A very sad situation indeed. It seems like the…

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February152014
8AM

The Revolution Will Not Be Theorised

There will be no pictures of you and smiling African children
In the village where you did a semester abroad
As a global citizen.
No cutting-edge electronic journals will be created
To recycle the same ethno-centric ideas
The revolution will not be PDFed.

The…

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February142014

Let’s help our girls fight for not against each other

Originally posted on for de record:

The recent videos circulating on social media publicising street brawls of uniform-clad school girls were not surprising – it was easy to view the videos and remember personal school experiences, our own crushes, the…

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February122014
EU Agrees to Launch Negotiations with CubaOriginally posted on Repeating Islands:









The European Union has agreed to launch…View Post

EU Agrees to Launch Negotiations with Cuba

Originally posted on Repeating Islands:

The European Union has agreed to launch…

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