PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad – People in Trinidad and online audiences are invited to participate in “Living good: dignified lives and just communities” Wednesday, April 24, 2019. 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 and 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 toward 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 Robinson.
The event will be held 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).