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Official launch of the ECADE

As the world joins to observe international Human Rights Day on December 10, several organisations across the eastern Caribbean have come together to launch the Eastern Caribbean Alliance for Diversity and Equality or ECADE. ECADE was ratified in November 2016 during a two-day meeting in Saint Lucia, which follows an initial meeting held in Grenada in 2015. At the Saint Lucia meeting, members of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and intersex (LGBTQI) and human rights organisations from the eastern Caribbean, including Barbados and Saint Martin/Sint Maarten, met to discuss and endorse policy and governance issues and next steps to guide this new network over the coming years.


CWSDC7 Statement 

Re: Emancipation Park incident

​​The LAC Coalition of LGBTTTI Organizations  commends the Inter-American Court of Human Rights for the recognition of the human rights of transgender persons and same-sex couples, as affirmed in its Advisory Opinion 24/17  Read the press release...

News Archive

ECADE welcomes several positive decisions coming out of the 47th General Assembly of the Organisation of American Sates (OAS). ECADE notes, however, reservations expressed by eastern Caribbean governments in respect of the Resolution on the Protection and Promotion of Human Rights.

There is clearly a recognition of the need to strengthen mechanisms to investigate human rights violations, secure justice and ensure the protection of all peoples of the Caribbean,” says Communications and Programmes Officer Maria Fontenelle,​

The following was issued to participants at the Caribbean Women and Sexual Diversity Conference on October 7, 2019 by Neish McLean, ED of TransWaveJa.


"The planning committee would like to acknowledge that an incident happened at Emancipation Park during a tour on Sunday, October 6, 2019 at approximately 4:45pm, where one of our volunteers, a trans woman, was stopped and questioned by Shalk Security. The volunteer entered the park through the entrance on Park Boulevard along with approximately 40 other persons who were a part of the group.

ECADE Celebrates Alliances


ECADE board members engaged in a three-day accountability and governance workshop in May to build 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 Board left the meeting, in Saint Lucia, with a better vision and firmer structure to achieve ECADE's long-term goals.​

Read more about our Board...

Human rights of LGBTI​ persons reinforced at the OAS

ECADE calls elected leaders to protect and serve all citizens

Anniversary Statement on Human Rights Day 2017

Focus on Institutional Development

IAC historic stand on *trans' and same-sex couples' commended

The Coalition celebrates the adoption of the Omnibus Resolution on Human Rights (OEA/Ser.P/AG/CG/doc.5/18 rev.2), which includes section (xii) focusing on the “human rights and prevention of discrimination.... 

Read the final statement here...

(Castries, December 10, 2017) Today, the Eastern Caribbean Alliance for Diversity and Equality (ECADE) joins the global family in commemorating Human Rights Day. 


2017 World Out Games Human Rights Conference


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End stigma and isolation - end AIDS

In the 70th year since the creation of the Organization of American States (OAS) ECADE with the LGBTTI Coalition, saw allies integrate a message of equality for all and a coalition of church leaders diverge with the religious


Events - 2018

(Castries, May 17, 2018) 2018  is a particularly poignant time in the Caribbean to mark the International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia on 17 May. The IDAHOTB global theme, “Alliances for Solidarity” is particularly resonant as this reflects ECADE's 



The World OutGames Miami Human Rights Conference was positioned to be the most powerful global gathering of internationally respected human rights activists, researchers, legal scholars and trade organizations. Organisers set out to capture the hearts, open minds with compelling and current insights about the LGBTQI community from international leaders at the World OutGames 4th Global Human Rights Conference taking place May 26 through May 28, 2017. The conference will feature three tracks promoting inclusivity in Sports, Health & Wellness and Global Social Justice.

(Castries, December 1, 2017) As we mark World AIDS Day 2017, we do so with the realisation that the goal of ending new HIV infections and controlling AIDS is within sight. Recent studies confirm a drop in the number of new HIV cases and an increase in diagnosis and treatment.


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