ECADE welcomes new IACHR commissioners
notes Caribbean States’ reservations on human rights

2017 Caribbean Women and Sexual Diversity Conference​​​

Theme: “Self-development for community empowerment” 

Conference hosts, ECADE and United and Strong are pleased to announce that #CWSDC2017 will be held in Saint Lucia, from October 5-9, 2017.

More than just a conference, #CWSDC is a network, a safe space and an incubator for LBTI activists. 

The CWSDC provides a space for female- and trans-identified activists to strengthen advocacy and develop the regional network of support for activism related to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) equality, with an emphasis on women’s issues. 
​For more on this and previous conferences, see the CWSDC page.

Board members gathered for a three-day accountability and governance workshop in May to build their capacity to better meet ECADE's goals. Consultant Josh Drayton of the University of the West Indies St. Augustine, conducted the workshop, following an in-depth institutional assessment.

The meeting also reviewed ECADE's policy documents, including its strategic plan. 

An empowered eastern Caribbean that promotes a culture of human rights, equality, justice and respect for all people.


Eastern Caribbean Alliance for Diversity and Equality

To strengthen regional capacity for the defence and full recognition of human rights through intersectional collaboration, training, network expansion, development of grassroots HRDs and organisations and sensitisation of policy makers, legislators, government and service providers.

Logo of the Caribbean Women and Sexual Diversity Conference - woman in blue with arms outstretched

Our Vision

CWSDC logo  

(logo design by Dexann Rose)

​​Our Misson

ECADE's board engages in institutional


        (Castries, June 22, 2017) On the heels of the 47th General Assembly of the Organisation of American Sates (OAS), the Eastern Caribbean Alliance for Diversity and Equality Inc. (ECADE) welcomes several positive decisions coming out of the meeting. ECADE notes, however, reservations expressed by eastern Caribbean governments in respect of the Resolution on the Protection and Promotion of Human Rights. The 2017 assembly was hosted in Cancun, Mexico from June 19 - 21, 2017. 


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Call for workshops proposals

The planning Committee of the Caribbean Women and Sexual Diversity Conference invites workshop proposals on this year's conference theme outlined above.

Guidelines for submitting proposals, including potential areas of intervention, are available at this link: CWSDC5 CALL FOR PROPOSALS: WORKSHOPS.

Submission deadline: August 8, 2017.