The InterGuianas-Canada Gender Studies Exchange

This transnational feminist partnership links the Centre for Feminist Research with universities in Suriname, Guyana and Toronto around Caribbean gender studies. Aims of the partnership are to mobilize and improve intersectional knowledge about gender through research and education, in order to better respond to gender injustices in the Caribbean countries and the diaspora.

Collaborators: Kamala Kempadoo, York University; Renuka Biharie, Institute for Women. Gender and Development Studies, Anton de Kom University of Suriname; Paulette Henry, Institute for Gender Studies, University of Guyana; Vidya Kissoon, independent educator and activist, Guyana; Amar Wahab, Gender, Sexuality and Women’s Studies, York University ; Andil Gosine, Sociology, York University; Alissa Trotz, Caribbean Studies, University of Toronto; and Camille Hernandez-Ramdwar, Caribbean Studies, Ryerson University.

Events and Links:

Workshop: Rethinking Women's and Gender Studies Transnationally: A Caribbean-Canadian Dialogue, July 23-25, 2014 http://yfile.news.yorku.ca/2014/07/21/scholars-educators-and-activists-at-york-to-discuss-womens-and-gender-studies/

Hosted by CFR and CERLAC. Sponsored by: International Development Research Centre (IDRC); the Office of the Dean of the Faculty of Liberal Arts and Professional Studies, Department of Social Science, and the Office of the VPRI at York University; Caribbean Studies at the University of Toronto.

More info:

Institute for Women, Gender and Development Studies, University of Suriname http://www.uvs.edu/instituten/institute-for-women-gender-and-development/

Launch of the Institute for Gender Studies, University of Guyana, August 23, 2015: https://m.facebook.com/notes/institute-for-gender-and-development-studies-st-augustine-unit/university-of-guyana-launched-its-institute-of-gender-studies/1093878377310699/