By Dr Kala Ramnath and Dr Suraiya Ismail
Dr Suraiya Ismail, Chair of the Step by Step Foundation’s Executive Committee, is a public health nutritionist and educator, with extensive international experience working in key academic institutions and international agencies.
By Judith Wedderburn
Judith Wedderburn is a gender and development
practitioner, formerly Director, Friedrich Ebert
Stiftung (FES) in Jamaica, with experience in
community development and leadership training around gender equality, gender-based violence, women’s empowerment and poverty.
Justin Podur interviews Joan Joy Grant Cummings
Justin Podur is a Toronto-based writer who blogs at podur.org.
Joan Joy Grant Cummings, based in Jamaica, is a volunteer at the Caribbean Development Activist Women’s Network (DAWN) and a former President of the National Action Committee on the Status of Women (NAC) Canada.
Compiled by D. Alissa Trotz
Alissa Trotz is Editor of the In the
In November 2016, two Barbadian women, Ronelle King and Allyson Benn started what has now become known as the #LifeInLeggings movement, where survivors of various manifestations of violence against women shared their personal experiences, putting a public spotlight on sexual abuse, sexual harassment and other forms of sexual violence throughout the Caribbean.
By Dhanaiswary Jaganauth
University of Guyana
(Dhanaiswary Jaganauth is a member of the Informal working group for language policy and language rights)
In 1999, UNESCO proclaimed February 21 as International Mother Language Day.
Sabrien Amrov is a PhD student in Human Geography at the University of Toronto in Canada
The murder of six Muslims at an Islamic Center in Quebec City, Canada, on Sunday January 29th has generated great public outcry.
Aziz Choudry is associate professor and Canada Research Chair in Social Movement Learning and Knowledge Production in the Department of Integrated Studies in Education, McGill University, Montreal, and visiting professor at the Centre for Education Rights and Transformation in the University of Johannesburg’s Faculty of Education.
By Lear Matthews
Lear Matthews is Professor, State University of New York, Empire State College. A former lecturer at the University of Guyana, his recently published book is “English Speaking Caribbean Immigrants: Transnational Identities”.