Sheroes Summer School, Gender Equality & Development

Young people working in human rights and social justice advocacy had the opportunity to network with other young advocates from youth-led organizations during the Caribbean Sheroes Summer School for Gender Equality, Advocacy and Development,  from October 4 to 12.

Through five intensive virtual evening classes spanning two weeks, 30 young people from 13 countries and territories in the English and Dutch-speaking Caribbean learned basic concepts and tools for project planning in human rights and sustainable development, focusing on gender equality. Specifically, the training provided knowledge about gender, gender mainstreaming, femininities and masculinities, and advocacy to ground youth participants in both the scholarship and practicum of advocacy. The summer school was facilitated by the Institute for Gender and Development Studies (IGDS) at the University of the West Indies.