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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Talk Yuh Talk: LGBTI Policy Agenda 2.0

The Alliance for Justice and Diversity is a social justice coalition of organisations led by Trinidad and Tobago’s LGBTI+ civil society organisations (CAISO: Sex and Gender Justice, Friends for Life, I Am One, The Silver Lining Foundation, Transgender Coalition of T&T, Women’s Caucus of T&T, and WOMANTRA). In addition to issues related to sexuality and gender identity, these organisations work together to prevent gender-based violence, strengthen school safety, improve policing, and champion protection against discrimination based on age, health conditions,…

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GrenCHAP Diversity & Togetherness Panel

Join us and a few of our friends over at GrenCHAP tomorrow for an insightful and important virtual discussion on mobilising our collective efforts to achieve the rights we deserve across the Caribbean. Our very own Earl Edmund will sit on this panel and give our thoughts on why we must work together to achieve this goal. Thursday, October 29th, 2020 / 6:30 pm via GrenCHAP‘s Facebook page Tune in!…

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Your New Normal, Our New Normal

With the reopening of schools, albeit in a different mode of learning amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, the Silver Lining Foundation (SLF) takes this opportunity to extend best wishes to all students, parents, educators and education stakeholders for a successful new academic year. Life during the COVID-19 pandemic can be a challenge for a lot of educators, parents and children. Given the difficulties of the situation across the globe, authorities should definitely assess the educational, public health and socio-economic factors, in…

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Mourning the Passing of Leah Gordon

The Silver Lining Foundation (SLF) joins the national community in mourning the passing of Leah Gordon. Leah was a fierce soul, emboldened with a spirit and a deep-rooted commitment to furthering the empowerment of women and the LGBTQI+ community. Leah was a dancer, a true artist and a powerful advocate, the epitome of the words “courageous”, “empowering” and “bold”. No words or emotion fully conveys the sadness and grief we all share over the loss of a genuinely dynamic soul.…

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SLF Condemns “Real Woman” Remark

The Silver Lining Foundation (SLF) is, once again, calling on all political candidates, party representatives and public officials to conduct themselves in an appropriate manner, befitting to all our citizens. SLF makes this call in reference to the recent statement made on a political platform, calling on constituents to vote for a “real woman”, which we strongly condemn.  While SLF understands that our political landscape often lends itself to “picong” and colourful vocabulary by our politicians, we call on the…

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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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