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The Caribbean organisations challenging gender inequality

FEMINIST: Latoya Nugent

Girl POWA: This Belize-based organisation focuses on girls that are vulnerable because of their exposure to issues such as HIV and gender-based violence. It was founded by Michele Irving and supported by UNICEF and the European Union since 2006.

CatchAFyah Caribbean Feminist Network: This network is a collective of young Caribbean activists and organisations who work for social and economic justice and stand against discrimination of any kind.

Their work spans the Caribbean, representing nations including Antigua and Barbuda, Barbados, the Bahamas, Guyana, Haiti, Jamaica, Trinidad and Tobago, St Kitts and Nevis and St Lucia.

Womantra: As a community of Caribbean feminists, Womantra’s aim is to work towards gender equality across all borders. While their initiatives are largely Trinidad-centered, their aim is for increased regional cooperation and solidarity with women across the diaspora.

We Change: We Change is a community-based advocacy organisation that was founded out of a need to strengthen the women’s movement in Jamaica. It was established in 2015 by Latoya Nugent and their mission is to advocate for and with lesbian, bisexual and transgender (LBT) women.

Walking into Walls: Fighting against gender-based violence is Walking into Walls, a project founded by Patrice Daniel. Their ongoing campaign is to support all efforts to end violence against women and girls and to highlight the seriousness of violence in the Caribbean region.

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