EJA Commonwealth Caribbean High-Level Dialogue
SAINT LUCIA
April, 2019
The High-Level Dialogue convened more than thirty parliamentary, government, civil society and youth champions from across the Commonwealth Caribbean to exchange knowledge of their work advancing equality across the region. Participants discussed in plenary and in national break-out groups the key opportunities and challenges in the Caribbean to advance equality before the law, and how this could be achieved. Regional experts presented case studies to the group on the following topics:

  • The reform of Belize's sexual offences legislation, presented by former Belize Minister and former Ambassador of Children, Gender and HIV/AIDS, Dolores Balderamos-García
  • The journey to safe, legal, accessible abortion in the Caribbean, presented by academic, poet and activist Taitu Heron
  • Engagement with youth to advance legislative reform, presented by Alicia Wallace, Director of Equality Bahamas