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.
We want to share that as the organisers, TransWave Jamaica, We-Change and ECADE, are preparing a letter in order to have discourse with the relevant agencies - National Housing Trust, Park Management and the Jamaica Tourist Board.


CWSDC7 Statement 

Re: Emancipation Park incident



Youth standing up for  human rights 

By Randall Theodule

International Human Rights Day 2019

The International Human Rights Day 2019 theme is “Youth Standing up for Human Rights”. Taking some time to think on this year’s theme compared to  years past, it resonated with me as a young person. Often times we think of those “standing for human rights” or “advocating for human rights” as those who are older than us young people between the ages of 12-29. Youth have always been a voice for the voiceless. We see young people championing change and advocating for the rights of LGBTQI+ people, women & girls and for issues like climate change 

#IAsk Campaign

​​​​​ECADE is hiring:

Development Officer (Deadline extended December 15)

Programmes Officer (Deadline extended Nov 15)

Before applying please read  

Statement of Values & Code of Conduct by which every ECADE staff is bound​

ILGA World: Senior Programme Officer (Deadline Nov 28) 

​ILGA WorldConsultancies: Media Monitoring and Documentation  (Deadline Nov 18)


ECADE call for application:
Admin and Membership Officer 

Before applying please read our Statement of Values & Code of Conduct by which every ECADE staff is bound​



Research Consultancies:
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