Women's Rights

Caribbean Women and Sexual Diversity Conference

The first Caribbean Woman and Sexual Diversity Conference saw 35 women from 14 countries coming together to share, learn and build lifelong connections and friendships. Partnerships may have also come out of this; I know love did.This strengthening activity was made possible because of effective coordination of the organisers: St. Lucian human rights organisation United and Strong Inc (U&S) and from Curacao, Fundashon Orguyo Korsou/Curacao Pride Foundation (FOKO). The theme was: “Strengthening the invisible woman and empowering her to leadership.”

Joint Press Release - International Woman’s Day

The Lesbian Bisexual and Transgender (LBT) Women’s Network (GY Sista Friends), Stella’s Sisterhood for Service and Support (S4) Foundation, Red Thread, Guyana Rainbow Foundation (GuyBow) and the Society Against Sexual Orientation Discrimination (SASOD) unite in celebrating the economic, political and social achievements of Guyanese women on the occasion of International Women’s Day (IWD), notwithstanding the challenges women face living in our patriarchal society. Our groups remain committed to advancing progress for all women in every sphere of their lives. IWD is commemorated annually on March 8.

Statement at the Help & Shelter's Observance of IDEVAW 2012

The Society Against Sexual Orientation Discrimination (SASOD) stands with all women today as we observe International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women. As the world observes this particular day many women are still suffering violence daily. Some are raped, some are subjected to physical, emotional and psychological abuse while some have the challenging task of moving beyond the abuse as survivors.

Statement on Inappropriate Kaiteur News Front Page Picture

On Saturday, June 2, Kaieteur News published a picture on its front page which showed a man beating a woman. This picture was published at a time when the intensity of male violence against women has increased.