The Association for Women’s Rights in Development (AWID) is an international, multi-generational, feminist, creative, future-orientated membership organization committed to achieving gender equality, sustainable development and women’s human rights.
We at CODE RED are please to have CatchAFyah featured on their website and in the AWID Friday file!
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Today’s In the Diaspora column in Stabroek News looks at CODE RED’s CatchaFyah grounding in the context of the history of Caribbean feminist activism.
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Interested in Caribbean environmental issues?
CatchAFyah Caribbean Feminist Network is hosting a free session. Places are limited so register early. Details & registration at the link.
We’re strengthening Caribbean feminist voices on ALL issues which face the region.
CatchAFyah brought together 24 young/ish women from the English-speakin Caribbean and Haiti for a 2-day grounding in Barbados. We come from women’s, feminist, youth and LGBTQ organisations in the region. We are farmers, medical doctors, students, teachers, artists, activists, mothers, sisters, friends, psychologists, counselors, social workers, writers, reseachers, engineers, dancers, yoga instructors, social entrepreneurs.
Visit the links below to experience CatchAFyah in words and images.
The Coming Together of the Caribbean’s Future Feminists
Catchin’ Fyah Within: Reflecting on the Poetics of fyHER, powHER and Love
Bittersweet Fyah ~ A Reflection
catching fyah to add fyah or adding fyah to catch fyah?
Quick Reflections from the CatchAFyah Grounding
Excerpt from: Bittersweet Fyah ~ A Reflection
However, if this most recent trip to Barbados (almost 20 years later) has reinforced anything in my mind, it is that I am powerful beyond measure and that where I fall short there are many opportunities for collective support. So, the knowledge that many of my new sisters are taking to their keyboards to share their reflections of this past few days, gives me the backative to attempt to put words to some of my thoughts on #CatchAFyah.
I was honored to be selected to join the first ever Catch A Fyah grounding of young Caribbean feminists hosted by CODE RED a collective for gender justice. A special thank must go out to Tonya H. the main coordinator. It ended three days ago and I still don’t know how to begin to process all that came of out it. It felt almost cruel to bring together such incredible women from across the region for just two days. But of course funding is not infinite and despite its brevity it was rich rich rich. In fact, one of the most powerful reminders I walked away with, thanks to my new sister Amina D ( co-ordinator of FRIDA young feminist fund) was that money is not our only resource. This gathering was not a meeting, it was not a conference, it was a truly collective action in and of itself. We were the grounding, we facilitated, documented and shared knowledge. It made my whole being sing to have the honor of guiding us through a yoga practice. The whole gathering was non-hierarchical and full of love.
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