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Speech by Executive Director – Launch of 2019 Survey Report


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…

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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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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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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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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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Statement – Re: Passing of Barry Ragoo


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…

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SLF reaffirms commitment to equality for all on Human Rights Day


DEC 8TH, 2019 | CHARLIEVILLE – #HumanRightsDay is observed annually on December 10th to commemorate the adoption of the 1948 Universal Declaration of Human Rights by the United Nations General Assembly. Human rights gain new meaning every day when injustice and inequality defines a person’s reality. The simple freedoms and privileges that many people take for granted, such as the right to an education free from discrimination and access to medical resources are not always equally available to all Trinbagonians.…

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SLF Commemorates #BlueShirtDay with Launch of Anti-Bullying School Survey


MEDIA RELEASE 06.10.19 Monday October 7, 2019 is designated as World Day of Bullying Prevention or #BlueShirtDay. On this day, students, teachers, staff and all other allies are encouraged to wear blue to raise awareness of the need for action to end bullying in our schools. In 2018, The Silver Lining Foundation (SLF) launched the 2016 Trinidad and Tobago School Climate Survey Report on Bullying and Gender-Based Violence in secondary schools across Trinidad and Tobago. This study was the first…

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BHC Anti-Bullying Awareness Competition & Prize Ceremony


Mr Tim Stew British High Commissioner to the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago (@ukincaribbean) hosted the closing ceremony of the Mitigating School Violence and Indiscipline project. The event honoured the teachers of the 3rd & 4th cycle of our Safer Schools: Teacher Training workshop as well presented the 1st place prize of our anti-violence awareness competition to Williamsville Secondary School. Special mention to our partners at ASPnet Trinidad and Tobago for their invaluable in-kind support. ✍+📷: @brandonkalyan📹: Tahira Adams BHC…

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SLF Releases School Climate Report


SLF Releases School Climate Report on Bullying and Gender Based Violence in Secondary Schools 
ST. AUGUSTINE (March 7, 2018) – The Silver Lining Foundation (SLF) today released the first in a series of biennial Trinidad and Tobago School Climate Reports: “Bullying and Gender Based Violence in Secondary Schools.” SLF, with the approval of the Ministry of Education and in collaboration with the UNESCO Associated Schools Network (ASPnet) conducted a baseline survey in May to July 2016, assessing the prevalence of…

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