Caribbean Association for Feminist Research and Action (CAFRA)

Association caraïbéenne pour la recherche et l'action féministe
Asociación Caribeña para la Investigación y Acción Feministas

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History

2 Apr 1985, Barbados. Registered in accordance with the law of Trinidad-Tobago, 16 July 1990.

Aims

Celebrate and promote the collective power of women for individual and societal transformation, thus creating a climate in which social justice is realized; understand the relationship between the oppression of women and other forms of oppression in society and work actively for change; serve as facilitator of the regional women's movement.

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Activities

Main areas: communication and networking; education and consciousness raising; institutional development; research/action projects on relevant issues; solidarity/action on national, regional and international campaigns. Organizes: regional conferences; workshops; seminars. Current projects: 'Women in Caribbean Agriculture (WICA)'; 'Women and the Law'; 'Critical Perspectives on Human Rights in the Caribbean'. New programme areas: 'Women's Health and Reproductive Rights' (including prostitution and international migration); 'The Impact of the Debt Crisis and Structural Adjustment on Women'; 'Gender Consciousness and Gender Relations among Young People (aged 12-25)'. Key priorities: policy document on gender and societal transformation; fund raising; public relations; skills bank; language training exchange; research on women and politics. Technical Assistance Fund assists women to attend relevant meetings and conferences, assists organizations in hosting major events and provides administrative support.

Structure

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Languages

English, Spanish.

Staff

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Financing

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Consultative Status

United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) (Special).

Relations with Inter-Governmental Organizations

Relations with 4 inter-governmental organizations.
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Relations with Non-Governmental Organizations

Relations with 10 non-governmental organizations.
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Publications

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Information Services

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Members

Members in 20 countries
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Type I Classification

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Type II Classification

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Subjects *

  • Research, Standards
    • Research
  • Idealism
    • Idealism

UN Sustainable Development Goals **

GOAL 4: Quality Education

UIA Org ID

D3789

Last News Received

2006
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