The final report is now available on the launch of the project ‘Cultural Rights to promote behavioural change and empower women against domestic violence-DECIDES Caribbean’, held in November 2016 in Bridgetown, Barbados. The document provides a summary of the speeches made by the various personalities who participated in the public launch event on the fundamental aspects of domestic violence in the Caribbean and the work carried out to reduce it. In addition, the report includes an important chapter on the three workshops held in the same city on 21 and 22 November: one led by Dr Rawwida Baksh on research and data gathering; one given by Interarts experts Claudia Rosignoli and Valérie Weerts on project management and financing; and one on activism, advocacy and lobbying by Flavia Cherry, a representative of ASPIRE. Videos of some of the launch event speeches are also available in the following link. DECIDES Caribbean is run by Interarts in conjunction with Caribbean Women’s Association (CARIWA), Advocates for Safe Parenthood (Sant Lucia) Inc. (ASPIRE) and Women Against Rap Inc. (WAR), supervised by the European Union delegation in Barbados, Eastern Caribbean States, OECS and CARICOM/CARIFORUM. and co-financed by the European Commission as part of the European Instrument for Democracy and Human Rights (EIDHR).

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