ECADE

Eastern Caribbean Alliance for Diversity and Equality Inc.

2017 Caribbean Women and Sexual Diversity Conference


Theme: “Self-development for community empowerment”

More than a conference, CWSDC provides a space for female-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. #CWSDC2017 will be held in Saint Lucia, from October 5-9, 2017.  Focusing on creating change through individual development, #CWSDC5 will focus on the significant contribution of Caribbean LBTI women to their diverse communities. #CWSDC2017 will explore how women live and love at the intersection of the personal and political, their commitment to maintaining our collective bonds of family, culture and identity while creating spaces for self-actualisation and expression beyond hetero-normative structures.

Conference 
hosts, ECADE and United and Strong Inc, invites submissions for a presentation style session, that explores the areas of focus and various sub-themes of the conference. Among these are:

  1. creation of safe spaces for LBT women
  2. the impact of heteronormativity on the lives of LGBT women
  3. religion
  4. making/maintaining an LBTfamily , including access to adoption and healthcare
  5. perceptions of lesbian sexuality in the Caribbean
  6. Zamie - the naming of LBT women in the Caribbean
  7. literary and visual representations 

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

ECADE's board engages in institutional


development

Call for Applications

Applications accepted from individual activists and organisation representatives. Self-funded applicants are encouraged, although a limited number of scholarships, with costs covered by ECADE, are available. Interested activists are invited to submit an application on or before July 24, 2017. 

Click the link to apply to #CWSDC5 Application form....

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. 

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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.

Our Vision

​​Our Misson

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

        (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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