Valuing Women in the Media
Media consumes so much of our lives in modern society, that what is represented in media - Film, Newspapers, Television, Internet - greatly influences how we interpret the world around us. But representations of women and the issues that most impact women’s lives are often dealt with in a limited and cursory manner and is grossly disproportional to the actual impact and contribution that...
Shattering the Illusions
Souyenne Dathorne is a 28 year old St. Lucian, and survivor of sibling sexual abuse. She is the founder of Surviving Sexual Abuse in the Caribbean - an online forum for women to speak out about their abuse, and co-founder of Prosaf - it’s sister website which is dedicated to dealing with sexual abuse and its effects on survivors as well as their families. Here she talks to Velika...
The Feminisation of HIV refers to the increasing prevalence of HIV among women worldwide and the ways in which gender discrimination - both social and institutional- contribute to women’s increased vulnerability to HIV infection. In the Caribbean, women make up 53% of the population living with HIV. And young women between the ages of 15-24 have three to six times higher incidence of HIV than...