2019 National School Climate Survey Report

TRINIDAD & TOBAGO NATIONAL SCHOOL CLIMATE SURVEY REPORT 2019: BULLYING AND GENDER-BASED VIOLENCE IN SECONDARY SCHOOLS The 2019 Bullying & Gender-Based Violence in Secondary Schools Survey Report is a follow up study to our 2016 study of the same name. Following approval by the Ministry of Education, SLF – in collaboration with the UNESCO Associated Schools Project Network Trinidad & Tobago (ASPnet) – 2,284 students from 39 schools across Trinidad and Tobago participated in the study, a sample size 3.5…

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Save The Date! – National School Climate Study Report Launch

The Silver Lining Foundation is excited to announce the launch of our Trinidad & Tobago National School Climate Survey 2019! An SLF-led project by A Sexual Culture of Justice, this survey assessed the impact of various factors as predictors of bullying perpetration and victimization, including attitudes towards LGBT+ persons and exposure to school rules and personal safety. Ultimately, this survey seeks to outline recommendations for reforming school climate to one that fosters mutual respect, willingness to help, a clear understanding…

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Submission to the Joint Select Committee: National Security- Safety & Concerns of Citizens

On June 18, 2021 the Silver Lining Foundation (SLF) submitted its recommendations to the Joint Select Committee (JSC) for the safety and concerns of citizens following the Ministry of National Security’s call for submissions from the public and relevant stakeholders regarding the performance of the Trinidad and Tobago Police Service (TTPS). The SLF highlighted in its submission a list of concerns and recommendations on various issues that we believe are in the interest of safety and security of all citizens.…

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Let’s Get Better Together: IG Live!

July is Trinidad and Tobago’s local #Pride month 🏳️‍🌈, and against the backdrop of COVID-19, we are reminded that many members of our community are experiencing increased hardships with regards to their physical and mental health, economic livelihoods and personal safety under this pandemic. ‘Building Stronger Families: Let’s Get Better Together!’ is an opportunity to connect and discuss ways we can best support ourselves and each other. Join us on Instagram Live (@silverliningtt) Wednesday 21st July at 7:30 pm as…

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CSE? #SayLess! WE’RE LIVE!

🤩 IT’S HERE! 🤩 With our partners at The Family Planning Association of Trinidad & Tobago, Kaleidoscope Trust, The Commonwealth Equality Network & Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office, this campaign is intended to provide the much-needed #CSE resources that the parents of our #LGBTQI young people desperately need. We intend to facilitate parents in understanding how to navigate their loved one’s queer experience, allowing them to greater increase and/or improve their knowledge, skills, attitudes and values to fully support their…

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Happy Pride!

Pride Month means many things to different people. Pride is a feeling, a way of life. Pride is a time to remember not only the reasons for our existence but also a time to remember those who we’ve helped along the way. Pride is also a time to memorialize those who we have lost on the way. This month, we celebrate and remember members of our community, like Colin Robinson and Marc Anthony Singh/Maria Venus Raj. Pride Month is a…

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Happy Pansexual Visibility Day!

Pan erasure can occur due to a lack of understanding, misconceptions, and/or the desire to enforce strict binaries (e.g., gay or straight). As a result of this, many pan-identifying folks may feel alienated both in heteronormative society and in queer spaces. But pan people are real, visible and here to stay.   Happy Pansexual Visibility Day 2021! ❤️💛💙…

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IDAHOBIT 2021: Together: Resisting, Supporting and Healing

Written by: Shaian Albert The COVID-19 pandemic, unfortunately, continues to ravage across multiple countries, including ours, exacerbating conditions of violence, exclusion and discrimination towards the most vulnerable groups and communities. LGBTQI+ individuals have experienced amplified levels of institutional discrimination, violence and bullying. Exclusion from proper health care, housing, education and financial aid have been some areas in which individuals identifying as LGBTQI+ continue to be stigmatized within various states. Lockdown measures have fuelled instances of abuse of LGBTQI+ teens at…

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