PANCAP Policy and Strategy Group on Stigma and Discrimination
The Policy and Strategy Working Group (PSWG) on Stigma and Discrimination is a thematic forum for:
• the discussion, coordination, and monitoring of initiatives among local and regional key partners; and
• the provision of advice and recommendations on HIV-related human rights actions in the Caribbean.
The PSWG functions as an external HIV-specialized advisory group for The Pan Caribbean Partnership Against HIV and AIDS (PANCAP). The group falls under the mandate of PANCAP and serves as a thematic forum and technical advisory group for PANCAP and national HIV programmes to advance Human Rights and support the elimination of stigma and discrimination in the Caribbean.
The Working Group is composed of experts from different national and regional entities and focuses on activities related to the achievement of Zero Discrimination Targets for the sub-region. The PSWG will support PANCAP’s mandate of accelerating the human rights agenda and reducing stigma and discrimination for the region.
Mr. Lucien GovaardVice Chair
Mr Dereck SpringerMember
Ms Elizabeth LloydMember
Ms Otilia St CharlesMember
Ms Karin SantiMember
Dr J. Carolyn GomesMember
Mr Winfield Tannis-Abbott SecretaryMember
Ms Miriam EdwardsMember
Prof. Rose Marie Belle-AntoineMember
Ms Yolanda PaulMember
Mr Gerard GranadoMember
Ms Joycelyn FrancoisMember
Ms Gardenia Destang RichardsonMember
Dr Francis MartinMember
Dr Rhonda MooreMember
Meet the Chair
Delcora Williams is the current AIDS Programme Manager, Ministry of Health and the Environment – AIDS Secretariat, Antigua and Barbuda; a position she has held since 2009. Ms Williams has functioned in several positions within the Ministry of Health and the Environment including Deputy AIDS Programme Manager (2008).
Ms Williams holds a Master’s Degree in Counselling and Bachelor of Science Degree in Management Studies from the University of the West Indies (Mona). She also holds a Certificate from the Caribbean Leadership Institute Programme and Certificate in Public Administration.