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June292013

Loudly telling me I have a fat pussy is not a compliment.

“Pssst. I own you.”

Being followed home (a 15 minute walk) and him telling me how much better he could fuck me than my boyfriend.

"Ay gyal! tek dat for what yuh worth" he said as he flung the 25 cent coin my way.

Check out these and other powerful stories of Caribbean street harassment in this twitter conversation hosted by #CatchAFyah.

http://storify.com/sheroxlox/catchafyah-takes-on-streetharassment-in-the-carib
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August82012

Kick in she back door by veteran band Burning Flames recently won Road March in Antigua. Some bands refused to play the song because its offensive lyrics endorse anal rape of women. Nonetheless, it emerged as the most popular song of Antigua’s carnival.

CODE RED takes a look at the lyrics and hopes to start a conversation on 

What does equitable, just and loving heterosexual sex look like? To the many, many vocal people who see absolutely nothing wrong with message in this song, who have argued that Burning Flames is speaking of the “reality” of relationships, what would you say?

Read the entire CODE RED article here.

CODE RED is a feminist collective of Caribbean women, men & everyone else between or beyond the binary. Find us on facebook, follow us on twitter and subscribe to our wordpress blog.

July82012

6 young Caribbean women talk about what feminism means to them. 

CODE RED is a Caribbean feminist collective. Find us on facebook and follow us on twitter.

Learn more about CatchAFyah and new generation Caribbean feminist organising in this AWID article, Stabroek News Guyana column and Outlish Magazine article.

May232012
May92012
Delegates from Barbados and Jamaica in deep conversation.
From Istanbul to Barbados and across the Caribbean.  Reflections on the Caribbean presence at the AWID Forum and updates on Catch a Fire: the region’s first ever young feminist meet-up!
Follow #CatchAFyah for updates on this historic meeting which brings together representatives from youth, women’s, LGBT and feminist organisations from Antigua & Barbuda, Barbados, Belize, Haiti, Grenada, Guyana, St.Lucia, St. Kitts & Nevis, Trinidad & Tobago, Jamaica and St. Vincent & the Grenadines.
CODE RED is a feminist collective of Caribbean women and men.  Join us on facebook or follow us on twitter.

Delegates from Barbados and Jamaica in deep conversation.

From Istanbul to Barbados and across the Caribbean.  Reflections on the Caribbean presence at the AWID Forum and updates on Catch a Fire: the region’s first ever young feminist meet-up!

Follow #CatchAFyah for updates on this historic meeting which brings together representatives from youth, women’s, LGBT and feminist organisations from Antigua & Barbuda, Barbados, Belize, Haiti, Grenada, Guyana, St.Lucia, St. Kitts & Nevis, Trinidad & Tobago, Jamaica and St. Vincent & the Grenadines.

CODE RED is a feminist collective of Caribbean women and men.  Join us on facebook or follow us on twitter.

April292012
Catch A Fire!
Ignite the imagination.
Ideas & Action for social change.
It’s not a meeting. It’s a movement.
A new generation of Caribbean feminists will meet in Barbados for two intense days to strategise on how to collaborate regionally, strengthen feminist voices and initiatives in the region as well as mobilise around key issues like sexual and reproductive health and rights.
This is just the beginning for this group which includes members of traditional women’s organisations, regional feminist organisations, LBGT and youth organisations as well as women’s health organisations.
We are social entrepreneurs, peer educators, community activists, volunteers, gender and development professionals, a doctor working on rural women’s health, the coordinator of the young feminist fund, students, teachers, advocates, artists.
We come from Antigua & Barbuda, Barbados, Belize, Grenada, Guyana, Haiti, Jamaica, St. Kitts and Nevis, St. Lucia, Trinidad & Tobago and the Caribbean diaspora.
We recognise the need to reach out further within our own communities and across the other territories of the English, Spanish, French and Dutch-speaking Caribbean.
Watch this space for updates and to learn how you can get involved.
CODE RED is a feminist collective of Caribbean women and men.  Re-blog to help us get the word out!

Catch A Fire!

Ignite the imagination.

Ideas & Action for social change.

It’s not a meeting. It’s a movement.

A new generation of Caribbean feminists will meet in Barbados for two intense days to strategise on how to collaborate regionally, strengthen feminist voices and initiatives in the region as well as mobilise around key issues like sexual and reproductive health and rights.

This is just the beginning for this group which includes members of traditional women’s organisations, regional feminist organisations, LBGT and youth organisations as well as women’s health organisations.

We are social entrepreneurs, peer educators, community activists, volunteers, gender and development professionals, a doctor working on rural women’s health, the coordinator of the young feminist fund, students, teachers, advocates, artists.

We come from Antigua & Barbuda, Barbados, Belize, Grenada, Guyana, Haiti, Jamaica, St. Kitts and Nevis, St. Lucia, Trinidad & Tobago and the Caribbean diaspora.

We recognise the need to reach out further within our own communities and across the other territories of the English, Spanish, French and Dutch-speaking Caribbean.

Watch this space for updates and to learn how you can get involved.

CODE RED is a feminist collective of Caribbean women and men.  Re-blog to help us get the word out!

April82012
Caribbean women will take center stage during two engaging sessions which bring the region’s challenges and its change-agents into sharp focus. The Haitian Women’s Solidarity Roundtable will explore sexual exploitation and violence against women and girls in the aftermath of the 2010 earthquake. Jocie Philistin, a Haitian leader, will share KOFAVIV’s work addressing survivors’ needs and explain how international solidarity is possible. “Krik? Krak!: dem cyant break we back” Narratives of Challenge and Change from the Caribbean brings together a diverse group of women from across the region for a lively conversation on security and women’s economic empowerment in the Caribbean, linking these issues to sexual citizenship and regional feminist movement-building. Come connect with the Caribbean@AWID!

Caribbean women will take center stage during two engaging sessions which bring the region’s challenges and its change-agents into sharp focus. The Haitian Women’s Solidarity Roundtable will explore sexual exploitation and violence against women and girls in the aftermath of the 2010 earthquake. Jocie Philistin, a Haitian leader, will share KOFAVIV’s work addressing survivors’ needs and explain how international solidarity is possible. “Krik? Krak!: dem cyant break we back” Narratives of Challenge and Change from the Caribbean brings together a diverse group of women from across the region for a lively conversation on security and women’s economic empowerment in the Caribbean, linking these issues to sexual citizenship and regional feminist movement-building. Come connect with the Caribbean@AWID!


September262011
“unless you have that manpower on the ground ready to move forward, don’t do anything. Let sleeping dogs lie, because life and existence as people know it is at risk, and speaking out can create havoc and put persons who are already vulnerable in the society and who we are trying to help at more risk. It can do more harm then good. These are one of those times when silence is the best option.”

Is silence really the best option for Caribbean LGBTQ communities?

CODE RED is a feminist collective of Caribbean women and men.  Visit our website to learn more about us.

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