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Caribbean citizens invited to join conversation about human dignity

April 23, 2019

On Wednesday 24 April 2019 the Region is invited to participate in “Living good: dignified lives and just communities”.  The community dialogue is jointly hosted by the University of the West Indies Rights Advocacy Project (URAP), the Trinidad and Tobago Equal Opportunity Commission (EOC), CAISO: Sex & Gender Justice, UNAIDS and the NGC Bocas Lit Fest.

It will bring together regional voices working in the fields of gender justice, HIV, domestic violence, workers’ rights, ethics, mental health and governance to explore how we can ensure all people have access to the minimum conditions to lead a dignified life.

“Respect for human dignity is central to all human rights. A dignified life includes being able to make choices that we think are best for our lives and having the opportunity to realise our fullest potential,” explained URAP Co-coordinator, Tracy Robinson.

The conversation will be moderated by Equal Opportunity Commission (EOC) Chairperson, Lynette Seebaran Suite. The EOC works towards the elimination of discrimination and the promotion of equality of opportunity through advocacy, public education, research and the reconciliation of complaints.

The event will include an exploration of the theme in the context of the landmark Caribbean Court of Justice judgment in Mc Ewan v AG by Ms Robinson.

The panellists are as follows:

Cyrus Sylvester, The Patient Advocate Mission
Élysse Marcellin, Mindwise, a Mental Health Project
Patrice Daniel, Walking into Walls
Rev. Elvis Elahie, Values Educator
Roberta Clarke, Coalition against Domestic Violence
Sophia Chote, SC, Trinidad and Tobago Independent Senator
Steve Theodore, Amalgamated Workers Union

The event will be held at the Chaguanas Borough Corporation Auditorium on Cumberbatch Street in Chaguanas, Trinidad from 7 PM – 9 PM local time. A Livestream will be available on facebook.com/unaidscaribbean (Start time is 5 PM in Belize, 6 PM in Jamaica and 7 PM in the Eastern Caribbean and Guyana). For those with questions about participating in-person, please contact 868 322-7373 or facebook.com/caiso.

Source: UNAIDS