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International Women’s Day Walkout.

International Women’s Day Walkout.


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 1.03.2021 Contact: Asiya MohammedPhone: (868) 721 9852Email: asiya@conflictwomen.com INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY WALKOUT #WalkoutForWomen Port of Spain: The violent murders of 18 year-old Ashanti Riley and 23 year-old Andrea Bharatt has brought Trinidad and Tobago to a tipping-point of social action and demands for justice. Ordinary citizens across the country have led protests, marches, rallies, motorcades, strikes, and candle light vigils over the past weeks, demonstrating the type of courage that isrequired by our leaders in this time…

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Nine Years Ago


Nine years ago, The Silver Lining Foundation (SLFTT) staked a claim to protect the lives of young LGBTQI+ people, to empower them and shield them from navigating the world feeling afraid or alone. We committed ourselves to triangulate support, education and advocacy to protect young, queer people. Our mandate to support young people struggling with mental health issues, to educate and sensitise people to the myths and misconceptions of queer existence and to advocate for the development and upkeep of…

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Women and Girls have a right to be safe.


Written by Dr Gabrielle Jamela Hosein / Facebook. Republished with permission. Tamika Griffith. 16. Shot in the head while being shown a gun. Rest In Peace.But more generally, and in reference to this time in Trinidad and Tobago, whatever the circumstances and context, there are some basics to know. Women are not being harassed, raped, threatened and killed in these numbers by other women. Male violence, the use of violence and sexual violence against women and girls, and the threat…

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Recover Better for Human Rights Day 2020


This year’s Human Rights Day theme relates to the COVID-19 pandemic and focuses on the need to build back better by ensuring Human Rights are central to recovery efforts. We will reach our common global goals only if we are able to create equal opportunities for all, address the failures exposed and exploited by COVID-19, and apply human rights standards to tackle entrenched, systematic, and intergenerational inequalities, exclusion and discrimination. 10 December is an opportunity to reaffirm the importance of…

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World Aids Day 2020


Each year, on 1 December, the world commemorates World AIDS Day. People around the world unite to show support for people living with HIV and to remember those who have died from AIDS-related illnesses. Each World AIDS Day focuses on a specific theme, which this year will be Global solidarity, shared responsibility. This year’s theme joins a growing list of challenges that World AIDS Day has alerted people to globally. “In an interview with the Trinidad and Tobago Newsday in…

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Transgender Day Of Remembrance 2020


Today, on #TransgenderDayOfRemembrance, we remember the lives of our brothers and sisters lost to transphobic violence. We remember and honour those who’ve been lost to hatred and prejudice as we remind ourselves of the challenges that transgender people continue to face every single day. The trans experience is independent of sexual orientation; transgender people may identify as heterosexual, homosexual, bisexual, asexual or any part of the LGBTQ+ spectrum. Some may even consider conventional sexual orientation labels inapplicable to them. We…

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Coming Out Day 2020


❤️ Your journey & identity are valid.🧡 Take your time; come out when you’re ready.💛 It’s normal to feel worried.💚 Reach out to someone if you feel burdened.💙 You are loved & supported.💜 Owning your truth may be difficult but it will be worth it.Today, on the heels of #WorldMentalHealthDay, we celebrate the courage it takes to tell the world who you are and celebrate your very existence. Wherever you are in your journey, we love you, we support you…

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Finding Pride in Mental Health- Live!


In this live and interactive webcast we will be focusing on one’s mental health, the lived #LGBT​+ experience and how we are building stronger relationships between #LGBTQI​ persons and their families 🏳️‍🌈👭. Featuring guest panellist Dr Katija Khan (Clinical Psychologist),Mr Rian Merrick (MSc. Clinical Mental Health Counselor)Ms Kelly Mc Farlane (Clinical Psychologist, Organisational Psychologist) 0:00:00​ Countdown0:00:15​ Introduction0:00:35​ Topics0:00:50​ Discussion0:03:15​ Safe Spaces0:06:20​ Building Stronger Families0:16:40​ Mental Health During Pride Month0:20:05​ Adverse Experiences & Trauma0:24:55​ Conversion Therapy0:28:55​ Family Acceptance0:38:00​ Lasting Ally Support0:41:15​…

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Diversity and Inclusion, empowering youth to create cultural change


We were happy to work with The Cotton Tree Foundation (@thecottontreefoundation) on their youth empowerment project. The Silver Lining Foundation (SLF) was asked to facilitate their last session on diversity and inclusion, to better equip young students with the necessary tools and education to foster respect, empathy and inclusivity among their peers. ⁣⁣The British High Commission, Port of Spain (@ukincaribbean) continued its commitment to supporting the Anti-Bullying work that SLF had undertaken in 2019. These students were asked to produce…

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IDAHOBIT 2020


International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia 2020 Despite our current challenging circumstances, May 17th 2020 marks 30 years since the World Health Organisation’s decision in 1990 to declassify homosexuality as a mental disorder. We at The Silver Lining Foundation (SLF) are proud to stand in solidarity with other LGBTI organisations and the LGBTI community, both regionally as well as globally, to break the silence and speak out against Homophobia, Biphobia, Intersexphobia and Transphobia. ⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣Today reminds us of SLF’s core…

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