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PANCAP Policy and Strategy Working 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.

PANCAP Policy and Strategy Group on Stigma and Discrimination’s Terms of Reference

Mr. Lucien Govaard
Vice Chair
Caribbean Forum for Liberation & Acceptance of Genders & Sexualities (CariFLAGS)
Mr Dereck Springer
Director of PANCAP
Ms Elizabeth Lloyd
Head, Monitoring & Evaluation Office of the Executive Director, Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA)
Ms Otilia St Charles
Human Rights & Gender Equality Adviser UNAIDS Caribbean, The Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) Sub regional Office
Ms Karin Santi
Programme Specialist HIV, health, Governance and Inclusive Development, United Nations Development Programme UNDP) Regional Office
Dr J. Carolyn Gomes
Executive Director, The Caribbean Vulnerable Communities Coalition (CVC)
Mr Winfield Tannis-Abbott Secretary
Caribbean Regional Network of People Living with HIV (CRN+)
Ms Miriam Edwards
Co-Chair, Caribbean Sex Workers Coalition (CSWC)
Prof. Rose Marie Belle-Antoine
Dean, Faculty of Law, St Augustine Professor of Labour Law & Offshore, Regional Legal Representative
Ms Yolanda Paul
University of the West Indies HIV/AIDS Response Programme (UWI HARP)
Mr Gerard Granado
General-Secretary Caribbean Council of Churches (CCC)
Ms Joycelyn Francois
Representative, Pan Caribbean Business Coalition on HIV (PCBC)
Ms Gardenia Destang Richardson
National AIDS Programme Coordinator Ministry of Agriculture, Health, National Health Insurance, Human Settlement, Community Development, Gender Affairs, Social Services, Land and Cooperatives
Dr Francis Martin
Senior Medical Officer/HIV AIDS Focal Point Ministry of Health
Dr Rhonda Moore
Programme Manager, National AIDS Programme Secretariat Ministry of Public Health


Meet the Chair

Delcora Williams

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.