We are in the planning stages of , a Regional Dialogue on Trans Rights In The Caribbean “Our Path to Identity “ The event is to bring relevant stakeholders, including Trans activists, policymakers and civil society, to discuss on key concerns affecting the Trans communities in The Caribbean .
Working with Haiti’s Trans community under the leadership of Yashia Val of ACIFVH and Dominque of OTHRA , UCTRANS was able to connect the dots and work through some of the issues facing the Trans community through our focus group discussion, and was able to identify a community liaison officer who will assist us on the ground in Haiti. we came up with a set of recommendations to map the way forward and future steps dealing with key policies for a more favorable justice environment, inclusive education system, access to health and labor inclusion amongst others.
The COVID-19 pandemic has had a particularly negative impact on the socio-economic well-being of trans persons in The Caribbean. Thanks to our partners we were able to provide food support, mask and sanitizers, rental assistance , phone credit support to our members . The impact reached 13 Trans organizations in The Caribbean.
The Caribbean Trans survey which was launched in Nov 2020, will share the finding’s in the upcoming weeks as we plan to release our findings on International Day Of Trans Visibility., which is held in March.
UCTRANS conducted its first training for our members on Human Rights of LGBTI persons and gender-based violence, in partnership with UN Jamaica , on 23 -24 November 2020. Two sessions were held in October 2020, we hosted our Mental Health Workshop training for our trans leaders how to care for our community and ourselves This was carried out as part of our activities .