Dear Caribbean men: We do not have to smile for you. We do not have to answer you. We do not have to dance with you. And we do not dress for you.
There is critical importance in documenting acts of violence against women—systematically, carefully, and over time.
As a woman with privilege who has depended on the law, I am grateful for Roe. As a queer, Indo-Caribbean from an immigrant family in the Bronx, I remember that laws often require less than justice does.
UNAIDS released a report in advance of World AIDS Day with hopeful news about the epidemic: there has been nearly a 50 percent reduction in new infections across 25 low and middle income countries. As UNAIDS Executive Director Michel Sidibe put it, “We are moving from despair to hope.” Young people are at the center of that success.
January 22nd marked the 39th anniversary of one of the most significant legal decisions of the 20th century, Roe v. Wade. This landmark ruling from the United States Supreme Court legalized abortion and changed the course of history for women in this country. Yet women in Latin America and the Caribbean continue to struggle for this basic reproductive right.
The Department of State’s 10th Annual Trafficking In Person’s Report ranks countries on progress against human trafficking. How are Caribbean nations responding? How does this report help to create change and build community?
A United Nations Economic and Social Council meeting concluded last week with unequivocal support for comprehensive sex education throughout Latin America and the Caribbean to help stem the HIV epidemic and promote overall health.
Last month, Haiti’s donor conference raised money for a nation that has weathered storms time and time again. The pledges added to the previously committed $3 billion in international assistance. While all of this may seem like a large amount of money for a small Caribbean island, little investment in reproductive health has undermined overall goals of poverty alleviation. A new report highlights the gaps in reproductive health in Haiti, where re-occuring crises place women and families at risk.
Danielle Toppin explores an HIV prevention strategy proposed by Dr. Ray Noel, HIV Specialist for the Tobago Health Promotion Clinic, in an article in the Trinidadian newspaper The Sunday Guardian.
The National HIV/AIDS Commission of Barbados launched a prevention campaign consisting of public service announcements that draw on one of the Caribbean's core cultural elements: cricket.