16 Days of Activism Calendar | NOVEMBER 24- DECEMBER 10, 2017

FRIDAY 24 NOVEMBER | 10:00 AM – 12 NOON
VENUE: LECTURE ROOM ONE, INSTITUTE OF INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS, UWI, ST. AUGUSTINE

Institute for Gender and Development Studies, St. Augustine Unit

Join us to review the EOC’s recommendations for changes to the Domestic Violence Act that can transform and improve the existing legal system and discuss how it can be used to end violence against women. All civil society organisations, NGOs, community activists, media, public officials, law makers, and all those concerned about violence against women are encouraged to participate in this important discussion.

This Public Forum will launch our 16 Days of Activism on Ending Gender Based Violence. Our goal is to engage with civil society organisations, researchers, activists, and others in a conversation about these recommendations and provide an opportunity to ask questions and discuss suggestions for change and action. We will launch a letter writing campaign for change to the Attorney General by signing letters of support for the EOC’s recommendations. This event will also offer a space to share the ongoing work of the IGDS in terms of its outreach activities and research projects on ending gender based violence in Trinidad and Tobago.

IGDS FACEBOOK PAGE
SATURDAY 25 NOVEMBER | 1:30 PM – 5:00 PM
VENUE: Institute for Gender and Development Studies, St. Augustine Unit

Institute for Gender and Development Studies, St. Augustine Unit

Calling women songwriters, poets, musicians and ALL women that want to learn techniques for putting your thoughts into song. 

The WomenSpeak Project continues its outreach programme to promote women’s advocacy by hosting its first Songwiritng Workshop with accomplished singer, songwriter and musician RUTH OSMAN. The Institute for Gender and Development Studies, St. Augustine has partnered with us to host this event.

“Writing Your World” Songwriters shape the way we view the world and our place in it. Singing along to the lyrics of our favourite songs makes them a part of us, often becoming our own personal mantra.
Combining message and music creates a cultural footprint, one that can transform the way we think about an issue or a group of people. 
In this workshop, facilitator Ruth Osman, will take you through exercises that help you learn how to use words, poetry and melodies to create music that speaks to your experiences as a woman.

Event takes place on November 25, 2017 from 1.30 – 5 pm at IGDS, UWI, St. Augustine.

Registration is $100.

To book your place you MUST email womenspeakproject@gmail.com. Spaces are very limited.

IGDS FACEBOOK PAGE
SATURDAY 25 NOVEMBER | 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM
VENUE: 14 NILES STREET, TUNAPUNA

Working Women for Social Progress Candlelight Vigil

SUNDAY 26 NOVEMBER | 5:00 PM

Rape Crisis Society and Coalition Against Domestic Violence Candlelight Vigil

The T&T Coalition Against Domestic Violenceand the Rape Crisis Society will be hosting our 6th Annual Candlelight Vigil and Silent Walk on Sunday 26th November. 
All are invited to join us at this very special event! Contact us today to register.

THURSDAY 30 NOVEMBER
VENUE: HAAGEN DAZS QUEEN’S PARK SAVANNAH

TEDxPortOfSpain

In case you missed TEDxPortofSpain 2017 Conference, here’s your chance to screen Asiya Mohammed’s Talk, Founder of Conflict Women Ltd. Her talk advocates to bringing awareness and ending violence against women. 

This is your opportunity to share your thoughts and have a more in depth discussion with our TEDxPortofSpain speaker. 

In support of the 16 Days of Activism against Gender Based Violence Campaign we’re asking that you wear the colour Orange to show solidarity and bring attention to the issue on violence against women. 

Learn more about Asiya Mohammed at http://tedxportofspain.com/portfolio/asiya-mohammed/

RSVP : tedxportofspain.com/rsvp

THURSDAY 30 NOVEMBER | 6:00 – 8:00 PM
FACEBOOK LIVE : 

#LetsTalkTT Facebook Live Broadcast with The 2 Cents Movement

#LetsTalkTT is a Conversation on Gender Equality and Violence against Women, featuring the spoken word production from The 2 Cents Movement – Common Grounds.  The #LetsTalkTT series is a collaboration between the British High Commission Port of Spain and the European Union in Trinidad and  Tobago. Live debate to follow on social media #LetsTalkTT!

THE 2 CENTS FACEBOOK PAGE

The #LetsTalkTT initiative was borne out of a desire to address the issue of violence against women, particularly domestic violence, which is a significant problem in Trinidad and Tobago.  The aim is to galvanize support for women’s rights, to come up with practical solutions and where possible, assist in their implementation.

The European Union in Trinidad and Tobago

Gender Based Violence is everybody’s issue. False ideas of masculinity don’t only hurt women. It also affects the way men react violently to other men. It is at the heart of the national crime epidemic. We need to rethink our ideas of masculinity and femininity in ways that make us all more respectful to each other.

Jean Claude Cournand, Managing Director of The 2 Cents Movement

SATURDAY 2ND DECEMBER  | 9:30 AM – 12:30 PM

SOROPTIMIST INTERNATIONAL, NEWTOWN

Panel Discussion on Ending Violence Against Women

At pikocommunity we are passionate about creating healthy communities around restorative and supportive natural wellbeing practices. Piko stands with Women.Everywhere in supporting women and girls as champions of wellbeing and healthy living for themselves and their communities. 

Fallon LUTCHMANSINGH / PIKO

SHIFT! Caribbean is committed to everyone living peaceful and fulfilled lives and also, empowering leaders to be in action around the change they wish to see for T&T.

Alicia SMALL / SHIFT CARIBBEAN
MONDAY 4 DECEMBER | 12: 00 – 2:00 PM
Corporate Activation!

Spotlight on Deloitte (Trinidad & Tobago)

Deloitte joins the Side by Side WE Stand activation this year and will host The 2 Cents Movement for a lunchtime Poetry session.

All members of Deloitte will also proudly wear Orange: the colour of Hope, as we renew our commitment to ending GBV in Trinidad and Tobago and beyond.

TUESDAY 5 DECEMBER 
ONLINE VIDEO RELEASE

” Life in Leggings”

VIDEO RELEASE by The 2 Cents Movement of  Poem:” Life in Leggings” featuring the winner of the national poetry slam, Camryn Bruno and President of USC Speak, Ashlee Burnett.

The 2 Cents Movement on Facebook

As a community based organization, the Alliance Française is always willing and honored to be able to contribute to initiatives that aim at improving the well-being of members of the community and promoting desired changes. In both France and Trinidad and Tobago, there is still a lot to be done to definitively eradicate gender based violence and this is the reason why it is important not only to be agents of change but also to work together towards achieving this goal worldwide. Trinidad and Tobago’s national motto says it well … “Together we aspire, together we achieve”.

Wendy Dyemma / ALLIANCE FRANCAISE

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