Guyana’s engagement with international Human Rights law

This is an edited version of a talk given by Dr Arif Bulkan at a Public Commemorative Lecture held on November 21, 2018 by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in collaboration with the University of Guyana, in commemoration of the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

Sixteen Days of Activism Against Gender Based Violence

- Empowering Victims to Speak out

By The Caribbean Voice and Voices Against Violence Janet (name changed to protect identity) is a very strong, college-educated woman who, at the request of her husband, gave up her job to stay at home after marriage.

Towards an indigenous education

By Felician Medino Abraham Felician Medino Abraham is from Santa Rosa Moruca. He holds a Masters in Society and Frontier from the Federal University of Roraima UFRR, Brazil in 2017, where he produced a study on the Wapichans’ experience of formal education.

What’s really cooking in Guyana?

By G. J. Giddings Dr. Jahwara Giddings is Professor of History at Central State University, Wilberforce, Ohio Food is so central to human life and culture that a West African proverb maintains that “There is no god quite like our stomach, as we must make sacrifices to it every day!” In fact, every culture is identified by, among other means, a distinctive cuisine and thus through food tells of its unique adaptation to the environment.

Building bridges at the intersections of faith and sexual diversity

By Reverend Patricia Sheerattan-Bisnauth (Guyana Presbyterian aChurch, Guyana Responsible Parenthood Association) Almost every society faces issues of discrimination to varying degrees, where people reject others because of differences and where various forms of domination and control affect relationships – whether it is men over women, leaders over followers, large nations over small ones or in different forms of gender/sexual orientation, age/race/tribe/caste/class supremacy.

Honouring Harold Drayton’s Contribution

By D. Alissa Trotz D. Alissa Trotz is editor of the In the Diaspora Column This Wednesday May 23rd, Professor Ivelaw Griffith, Vice-Chancellor and Principal of the University of Guyana (UG), will be hosting a solemn ceremony at the George Walcott Lecture Theatre in memory of Harold ‘Harry’ Drayton, who died in March of this year.

Creolese and a language education policy

Tamirand De Lisser, Hubert Devonish, Rhonda Jeffrey and Charlene Wilkinson Tamirand Nnena De Lisser is a Lecturer of Linguistics at the University of Guyana.

The Girl from the Plantation

By Frank Birbalsingh Frank Birbalsingh was born in Guyana and is Emeritus Professor of English at York University in Toronto, Canada.

Wilson Harris, New World Writer

  Gemma Robinson teaches at the University of Stirling, Scotland. She is researching Wilson Harris’s poetry, and is the editor of University of Hunger: Collected Poems and Selected Prose of Martin Carter (Bloodaxe).

Youth are already taking the lead

The Caribbean Voice The Caribbean Voice is a New York-based NGO that has been involved in social activism since its launch in 1998 While the Caribbean Voice (TCV) leaves the debate about youth leadership in politics to others, we must point out that on the social landscape young people are stepping up and making a significant difference.

“We are Here Because You Were There”

By D. Alissa Trotz Alissa Trotz is Editor of the Diaspora Column Last week, in meetings with lawmakers to discuss a bipartisan deal addressing immigrants from El Salvador, Haiti and several African nations, US president Donald Trump commented (in remarks later verified by several present) “Why are we having all these people from shithole countries come here?” He also specifically targeted Haitians, asking “Why do we want people from Haiti here?” Donald Trump’s racist remarks add up to the view that Black and Brown people are not welcome in the United States.

RISE UP – Time to Speak

By Andaiye, Moses Bhagwan and Eusi Kwayana Sometimes in political life, movements that promise relief to the majority of the population fail to perform and are left to flounder and crash.

Breaking the Silence

Every time we impose our will on another, it is an act of violence –Mohandas Karamchand (Mahatma) Gandhi By The Caribbean Voice The Caribbean Voice is a New York-based NGO that has been involved in social activism since its launch in 1998 The 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence, a global campaign from 25 November through 10 December, took place this year against the backdrop of an unprecedented global outcry.

Harold Drayton’s An Accidental Life: A Review

By Frank BirbalSingh Frank Birbalsingh is Professor Emeritus of English, York University.  Harold Drayton’s extensive memoir An Accidental Life, published by Hansib Publications Ltd.