During Human Rights Day, the final day of the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender Based Violence Campaign, the 11th Caribbean Institute in Gender and Development- CIGAD wants you to remember that “Human rights are rights inherent to all human beings, whatever our nationality, place of residence, sex, national or ethnic origin, colour, religion, language, or any other status. We are all equally entitled to our human rights without discrimination. These rights are all interrelated, interdependent and indivisible.”
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“Whore!” was a frequent and common insult slung at her. Whore. He was fucking her whenever he pleased, had brought her to his house for that purpose, as well as to cook and clean. She had been working at the rice mill and looking after his mother who was sick and lived in the same village. Over time, when he came to visit his mother, they caught each other’s attention and started to communicate. She had come to the house about three years ago, accompanying his mom on a visit. Mother eventually went back to the village but she stayed. It was good in the beginning (although never great; he not-so-jokingly referred to her as the maid), but soon deteriorated. Still, she kept on waking up at 5am to cook for him, to wash his clothes, to clean his house, and to work in his yard. Whore.
He pretended to…
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FREE ICT and Social Media workshop for activists in Barbados. Will take place during the Crop Over season. Watch this space for updates and details.
Barbados signed the United Nations Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW) in 1981. Do you know what CEDAW is? What rights can you defend under CEDAW? More importantly, do you know what your responsibilities for defense of your citizenship are and how to carry out those responsibilities? Come to Barbados’ third CEDAW Town Hall Meeting and discuss these and related issues: Thursday 6 March 2014 at the Steel Shed, Queen’s Park, Bridgetown at 7:30 p.m.
“Those of us who have been forged in the crucibles of difference — those of us who are poor, who are lesbians, who are Black, who are older — know that survival is not an academic skill. It is learning how to stand alone, unpopular and sometimes reviled, and how to make common cause with those others identified as outside the
structures in order to define and seek a world in which we can all flourish.” Audre Lorde