April 12, 2018

Loop TT-Victory at the hight court against buggery law

At LAST!!! At LAST!!! We congratulate all the members of CAFRA, Silver Lining, COIN etc who stood together for this victory. We won!!! This is a landmark day in the history of the Caribbean as the high court judge ruled in favor of Jason Jones and declared section 13 and 16 unconstitutional, illegal, null and void and are no effect to the extent that these laws criminalize any acts constituting consensual sexual conduct between adults.

April 12, 2018

In the Caribbean, crossing borders by land and sea for safe abortions

KINGSTON, Jamaica (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - When the Guyana Responsible Parenthood Association began offering abortions in 2014, so many women arrived from neighboring Brazil that the medical group is considering opening a clinic nearer to the border.

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January 24, 2018

HOW THE HAITIAN MEDIA VIEW THE LGBT COMMUNITY: A NEW STUDY BY LINKAGES AND PANOS CARIBBEAN

Access to health is a fundamental human right, but a large proportion of the Haitian population does not have access to essential care.

January 25, 2017

A call for comprehensive sex education

Here in Guyana, as is true in other Caribbean countries and the world at large, we have a sex-driven culture. From the music we play to the things we buy, somewhere along the line, we are bombarded with sexual innuendos and images. Culture of course shapes society and thought patterns; so while sex in itself is not a bad thing, not placing importance on comprehensive sexual education is.

April 17, 2018

DEVELOPMENT MARKETPLACE 2018: INNOVATIONS IN ADDRESSING GENDER-BASED VIOLENCE

The World Bank Group and the Sexual Violence Research Initiative (SVRI) today awarded 11 teams from around the world with funds to support evidence-based research to help address the global pandemic of gender-based violence (GBV). 

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February 28, 2018

PANAMA CITY, Panama, Wednesday February 28, 2018 – Latin America and the Caribbean continues to be the region with the second highest teen pregnancy rate in the world, according to a joint report launched today by the Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization (PAHO/WHO), the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), and the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA).
 

April 12, 2018

We need to have safe access to abortion

ABORTION. It is a word that more often than not causes a fierce divide amongst the populace. The procedure in which an embryo or fetus is deliberately terminated by the host before it can survive outside of the uterus is one that has always been mired in controversy.

April 27, 2017

Youths below age of sexual consent should access sexual and reproductive health services- PANCAP

Caribbean youth leaders and policy makers are pushing for access to sexual and reproductive health services to be accessed by young people even if they do not reach the age of sexual consent.

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CAFRA is a regional network of feminists, individual researchers, activists and women’s organisations that define feminist politics as a matter of both consciousness and action. We are committed to understanding the relationship between the oppression of women and other forms of oppression in the society, and we are working actively for change.

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Phone: 1758-453-1608

Email: cafra@candw.lc 

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