The definition of “gay” was multitudinous during my later secondary school years attending an all-girls’ school. If you were friends with the same person for too long, you were gay. If you hugged for too long, you were gay. If you complimented your friend, they would immediately blush and declare you to be gay. If you liked a boy from the nearby boys’ school, you were gay, and they were all gay, too.
Slowly, the definition grew from being slang,…
Quality of Citizenship Jamaica is dedicated to improving the quality of lives for lesbian, bisexual women, women who have sex with other women and trans* persons, by creating a safe space in which they can share emotional, social and other issues they are facing without fear or judgement and equipping them with knowledge and understanding to navigate the Jamaican society.
What MESH stands for? Meeting Emotional and Social Needs Holistically
Who we are? We are a human rights organization with special focus on LGBT . Presently, we are not registered and are working on registration.
We have received training from AIDSFree World in human rights violation and documentation with a small grant from CVC in 2011. The organization have since benefitted from other HR and sensitization trainings from United and Strong Inc. in St.Lucia…
Foundation Double Positive was established on February 2nd 2009, as an initiative of Mrs. Ethel Pengel.
The main activity of the foundation is offering psycho-social care, support and counseling to women and young girls who are living with AIDS or are infected with HIV.
The care is being done by buddies, peer-counselors and social workers.
Women in Suriname who have AIDS or are infected with HIV have a hard time. Still many are rejected by their families or lose their…
Women Against Rape Inc.(W.A.R.) is a Non Governmental organisation established in 2008 to develop gender transformative mechanisms that would contribute favorably to sustainable development.
Our work is framed in the context of gender & health, using the definition of health as coined by the World Health organisation (WHO) ‘Health is a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity’.
The social determinants of health are the conditions in which we are…
Artistes in Direct Support
As a non-governmental organization, Artistes in Direct Support, established in 1992, it comprises staff and volunteers of different ages and experiences, who use their talents in music, drama and dance and peer education to promote HIV/AIDS/STI Education through the Arts, Peer Education, Awareness Outreaches, Support Groups and various trainings.
AIDS has been working with the Most at Risk Population (MSM and CSW) Over this time, we have specialized in community mobilization, capacity building, counseling and testing,…
Society Against Sexual Orientation Discrimination
What is SASOD?
The Society Against Sexual Orientation Discrimination (SASOD) is a human rights organisation and movement dedicated to achieving equality and justice for all Guyanese, especially those suffering discrimination based on their sexuality, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression.
SASOD was formed in 2003 by young people as a progressive, student response to the public debates about including “sexual orientation” as grounds for discrimination in the Guyana constitution.
SASOD’s programmatic work is…