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IDAHOBIT 2022: “Our Bodies, Our Lives, Our Rights”

IDAHOBIT 2022: “Our Bodies, Our Lives, Our Rights”


The International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia (IDAHOBIT), observed annually on May 17th, is a day that raises awareness of the continued discrimination of LGTBQIA+ communities across the globe and calls for acceptance, inclusion and protection. IDAHOBIT coincides with the World Health Organisation’s removal of homosexuality as a mental disorder from the International Classification of Diseases in 1990 and is commemorated to raise awareness of the violations of human rights and to advocate for equitable, sustainable and inclusive policy-making…

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Day of Silence – Stories Break Silence


The “Day of Silence” is a commemorative day that brings attention to discriminatory words and actions against LGBTQI+ people. Organised annually by students across the world, this silent protest is an activity where people stand in solidarity to bring attention to the silencing effect that bullying and harassment have on LGBTQI+ people.  As we continue to celebrate 10 years of support, education and advocacy, we look back at our first commemoration of Day of Silence in 2012. As our very…

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Trans Day of Visibility


Author: Sarikha Bispath Editor: Earl AJ Edmund Today, on International Transgender Day of Visibility, we recognize and celebrate the relentless resilience and accomplishments of the transgender community.  Commemorated annually on March 31st, International Transgender Day of Visibility is dedicated to celebrating the accomplishments of transgender and gender non-conforming people.  On this day, we celebrate and uplift trans and gender non-conforming people and advocate for more inclusion and protected rights for them in efforts to create a safe and equal society.…

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#BreakTheBias – IWD 2022


Celebrated annually on March 8th, International Women’s Day (IWD) is designed to celebrate the economic, political and social achievements of women. IWD is not just a celebration of womanhood; it is also about acknowledging all efforts to break glass ceilings and promote gender equality.  Gender equality is a human rights issue that affects us all. This year’s IWD theme, #BreakTheBias, provides a unified direction to guide collective action and mobilize efforts to create a truly gender-equal world, one that is…

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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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Rights Deconstructed: National Policy on Gender and Development


Womantra hosted a public sensitization installation entitled ‘Rights Deconstructed’. The project offered an interactive and educational breakdown of the national policy on gender and development. It is important to note that this policy has been shelved for the past 18 years.We at SLF supports WOMANTRA in recognizing the gaps and flaws in the policy and the recommendations made to ensure inclusivity and respect for #humanRights. The six themes highlighted were: Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Status, Immigration Status, Employment Status,…

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Proud to “B” in the LGBT


Today, we celebrate Bisexual Visibility Day. First observed in 1999, September 23rd has since been marked around the world as a day of celebration for bisexual visibility and pride. It was the brainchild of Wendy Curry, Michael Page, and Gigi Raven Wilbur, three United States bisexual rights activists. People individually and collectively celebrate bisexual pride and awareness in many ways, including parties, flag-flying, workshops, film screenings and social cyber events. Bisexual men and women still continue to face stigmatization, prejudice…

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MEDIA RELEASE – A Sexual Culture of Justice Project


The UWI and Civil Society organisations build “A Sexual Culture of Justice” through transformative approaches to partner violence, homophobia, bullying and policing The University of the West indies (The UWI) and its partner organisations have been awarded a Human Rights Grant from the European Union to carry out a project entitled, “A Sexual Culture of Justice: Strengthening LGBTQI & GBV Partnerships, Capacity & Efficacy to Promote & Protect Rights in Trinidad & Tobago”. This project is a new community-university collaboration…

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Show Your Colours – Celebrating IDAHOBIT


The freedom to be yourself is a very special right that everyone – indeed, everyone – is entitled to. Today, we celebrate that freedom to be yourself, regardless of age, sex, ethnicity, faith, beliefs and gender or sexual identity. Today, we give everyone a real chance to flourish. Today, we embrace difference and say NO to any and all forms of discrimination against the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and intersex (LGBTQI) community. Today, we celebrate the International Day Against…

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Finding an Equal Place – Model United Nations 2017


One of the flagship projects of the Rotary Club of Central Port of Spain (RCCPOS) is the annual hosting of the Model United Nations (MUN). This year, the 20th installment of the MUN was held on March 18-19 2017 at the Hilton Trinidad Hotel and was attended by 120 students from  Trinidad, Tobago, Suriname, St Lucia, Guyana and Barbados. The mission of the MUN is to foster a constructive forum for young people to have open dialogue on complex global…

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