International Women’s Day (IWD) is a celebration of womanhood, acknowledging and concentrating efforts on educating society on how we can break glass ceilings and bridge the gender gap. Celebrated annually on March 8th, IWD is a day to celebrate and reflect on societal advancements towards gender equality and mobilize efforts to create a diverse and inclusive, gender-equal world.
SLF’s foundational pillars of support, education and advocacy all lend to the ideals of building stronger families, creating safer classrooms and fostering…
For Immediate Release
September 22nd, 2022
CHAGUANAS (September 22nd, 2022) — The Silver Lining Foundation (SLF) is pleased to announce the nomination of our comprehensive sex education (CSE) project “My Maxi” for Best Film As Decided by a Youth Jury and Best Trinidad & Tobago Film at the 2022 Trinidad & Tobago Film Festival.
Commissioned by SLF as a part of our “CSE? Say Less!” campaign advocating for comprehensive sex education for all, “My Maxi” is a short narrative film…
For Immediate Release
April 26th, 2022
CONTACT – Jeremy Steffan Edwards, Executive Director | 1-868-470-1967
CHAGUANAS (April 26th, 2022) – The Silver Lining Foundation (SLF) notes, with concern, growing incidents of school violence. Sadly, these incidents are not new. Young people have always reached out to us, recounting incidents of daily taunts, derogatory name-calling, cyberbullying and even physical attacks from their peers and, in some cases, from their own parents and loved ones. Our schools, once a place that celebrated…
The Silver Lining Foundation (SLF) joins the national community in mourning the loss of one of our pioneers in the local LGBTQIA+ community, Brandy Rodriguez. SLF would like to extend our deepest condolences and heartfelt sympathy to her friends, family, and colleagues at this time. Her untimely passing leaves a huge void in our hearts as we take this moment to celebrate her life and work that has touched and transformed the lives of many in our community.
Remarks by Founder & Executive Director of SLF, Mr Jeremy Edwards, at the launch of SLF’s National School Climate Study on Bullying & Gender-Based Violence in Secondary Schools 2019
August 25th, 2021 at 10:00 a.m. via Zoom
Mr Sanjin Soldatic, Political Officer/Charge d’ Affaires of the Delegation of the European Union to Trinidad and Tobago, Dr Sue-Ann Bharat, Head of the Institute of Gender and Development Studies (IGDS) and immediate past Head, Dr. Gabrielle Hosein, members of the Diplomatic Corps…
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…
🤩 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…
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 1.03.2021
Contact: Asiya MohammedPhone: (868) 721 9852Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY WALKOUT
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…
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…
The Silver Lining Foundation (SLF) extends its deepest sympathies to the family of Barry Ragoo of Chagauans, who is being laid to rest today, December 12th, after tragically taking his own life.
Barry, a devout Hindu, was full of life. His friends describe him as “always smiling”. He had a bright future ahead of him; now, we grieve the loss of this gifted young man with his peers, friends and family.
There is no single cause for suicide; persons who…