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International Women’s Day in the Caribbean: Marching in Solidarity with #LifeinLeggings to End Violence Against Women and Girls

Compiled by D. Alissa Trotz Alissa Trotz is Editor of the In the Diaspora Column 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.

Our own doing

It’s not something that strikes you if you live in Guyana and don’t travel much, but if you are based outside for some time and then return here permanently, you immediately notice the obvious shortage of systematic approaches, in both government and private sector, many of which impact directly across the society on a daily basis. 

Book review: Years of High Hopes

By Dorothy Irwin Review by Donald Trotman (737 pp Published by Hansib Publications Limited)   Just when the traditions of keeping personal diaries and of writing substantial personal letters have almost fallen into desuetude, here comes a book that loudly invites their revival, while at the same time straddling two eras and two continents.

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