March saw the launch of a new project under the DECIDES Programme (Cultural Rights to Promote Development and Health), this time in Trinidad and Tobago. The aim is to promote respect for human rights and freedoms against gender violence and LGBTI discrimination in this southern Caribbean country, drawing on the experience of another project currently underway, DECIDES Caribbean. Like that project, it will entail research, training and awareness activities aimed at eradicating prejudice and bringing about behavioural changes. The organisations implementing the project -Advocates for Safe Parenthood (St. Lucia) Inc. (ASPIRE), Caribbean Association for Feminist Research and Action (CAFRA), and Interarts- will seek synergies and cooperation with women’s and LGBTI organisations. DECIDES Trinidad and Tobago is co-financed by the European Commission through the European Instrument for Democracy and Human Rights (EIDHR) and supervised by the Delegation of the European Union in Trinidad and Tobago.

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