WE-Change is a community-based advocacy organization that was established in 2015 out of a need to strengthen the women’s movement in Jamaica and advocate for and with lesbian, bisexual and transgender (LBT) women.
Prior to the creation of WE-Change, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender women were excluded from much of Jamaica’s LGBT advocacy at the highest level. As part of Equality for All Jamaica’s commitment to being more inclusive and engaging more women in our programmes, they launched a policy training programme specifically for our LBT women in 2014. At the end of the programme, it was felt that in order to involve LBT women in social justice advocacy a rights-based, a young women led group should be formed and WE-Change was born.
JFLAG’s then Education and Training Manager, Latoya Nugent became WE’s first Executive Director and she alongside 3 other women who had participated in the program led the group with support from the first cohort of Policy Training Programme.
Since then, WE-Change has continued to expand and develop in order to better serve and work alongside LBT women in Jamaica and regionally.
Learn more about our team here.