WE have led two significant advocacy training programmes for women — #ItsUp2Us and #Equality360, which have cultivated a culture of empowerment and active participation in Jamaica’s development among our constituents.

#ItsUp2Us focused on the intersectionality of health and Gender-based Violence, and how beneficiaries could effectively advocate for change within their networks, communities, online, and at the policy level.It is out of this programme that TransWave was formed, which focuses on trans* health and related issues. It was also following this programme that a Respect Jamaica Ambassador and President of UWI Model United Nations hosted a very successful #KickOutGBV forum, which received an award from Respect Jamaica for most impactful project for 2015. The programme was improved upon after one year and our Social Economic Justice Training Programme was born.