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(Castries, December 10, 2019) Inalienable, interconnected and indivisible, human rights are for everyone and the foundation of Eastern Caribbean Alliance for Diversity and Equality Inc. (ECADE), is to help create a world where this is the reality. Human Rights Day 2019 celebrates “Youth Standing Up for Human Rights,” and ECADE supports young people in using their voice to defend their rights and to create their future.

Central to our work is strengthening regional capacity for the defence and full recognition of human rights of all people. ECADE celebrates its anniversary on Human Rights Day December 10, as it is founded on the principles of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, that all men are created equal.

We believe youth involvement is essential in achieving a future that is fair and equal and always seek to engage youth voices towards that goal. 


the framework of the OAS urges him to reaffirm his commitment to the human rights of all people without discrimination, based on sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, and sex characteristics, as well as the human rights of sex workers.

Proliferation of discourses against human rights
In the context of the election, the Secretary General portrayed positions that may be considered contrary to the right to non-discrimination of lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and intersex (LGBTI) people, and in general, against sexual and reproductive rights. For several years we have denounced the growing discourse that attacks LGBTI people in the OAS spaces, including the General Assembly. According to various experts from the United Nations and the OAS, there is a link between the spread of speech promote intolerance and dehumanize LGBTI people and the increase in hate crimes against them. These messages usually also include a narrative that ignores the legitimacy of the organs of the Inter-American Human Rights System to monitor the States’ compliance with the obligation to guarantee the rights to equality and non-discrimination. Many of these messages use precepts such as “gender ideology”... 

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In the wake of Luis Almagro’s controversial re-election as OAS Secretary General, Caribbean civil society groups are seeking to hold him accountable to the human rights mandate of the office. The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans, Transsexual, Travesti and Intersex (LGBTTTI) Coalition of Latin America and the Caribbean working within


​​ECADE stands with LGBTQ youth 

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- To promote cooperation between LGBTI organisations in the eastern Caribbean;

- To promote understanding and goodwill between all the peoples of the Eastern Caribbean.


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.

​Caribbean groups urge OAS Secretary

General to fulfil commitments