Quality of life: From survival to thriving mode

Quality of life: From survival to thriving mode

Our Executive Director Speaks at AIDS 2022

The fourth 90 UNAIDS target is to “ensure that 90% of people with viral suppression have good health-related quality of life”. This ensures that we move beyond thinking of success in purely clinical terms. It embodies the aspiration to secure a high quality of life for people living with HIV. But what does quality of life mean? And can it be measured? These sessions will present an introduction to the fourth 90 and what it tries to capture. It will also look at what “quality of life” means for different communities of people living with HIV. It will end with a panel discussion about the pros and cons of having a scale for quantifying quality of life for people living with HIV. Join us at 10:00am as our Executive Director speaks at the AIDS Conference 2022 on :Living amid stigma and discrimination and criminalization: Where does quality of life fit?

Living amid stigma and discrimination and criminalization: Where does quality of life fit?

Alexus D’MARCO, UCTRANS -Bahamas, The

Renewed commitment to our Organizational Objectives

1. Denouncing all forms of discrimination and negative cultural

attitudes towards gender identity, including fighting for Human and

other Fundamental Rights and Freedoms of Trans people.

2. Establishing strategic alliances with government, Civil Society

Organizations (NGOs), institutions and other stakeholders interested in processes to advance the work of the Network.

3. Provide oversight to the creation and modification of Gender Identity and Human Rights sensitization and education strategies directed at trans people and the general public.

4. Advance research around Trans identities to improve visibility and access to social infrastructure.

5. Integration, inclusion and increased representation of trans persons in decision making processes at the national, regional and

international levels.

6. Access to quality and comprehensive healthcare.

7. Making visible the functions of the network in society.

Renewed commitment to our Organizational Objectives:

1. Denouncing all forms of discrimination and negative cultural

attitudes towards gender identity, including fighting for Human and

other Fundamental Rights and Freedoms of Trans people.

2. Establishing strategic alliances with government, Civil Society

Organizations (NGOs), institutions and other stakeholders interested in processes to advance the work of the Network.

3. Provide oversight to the creation and modification of Gender Identity and Human Rights sensitization and education strategies directed at trans people and the general public.

4. Advance research around Trans identities to improve visibility and access to social infrastructure.

5. Integration, inclusion and increased representation of trans persons in decision making processes at the national, regional and

international levels.

6. Access to quality and comprehensive healthcare.

7. Making visible the functions of the network in society.

UCTRANS ELECTS NEW BOARD

The Dominican Republic —United Caribbean Transperson Network has new board. Under the leadership of Alexus D’Marco -Executive Director who is tasked with the way forward of UCTRANS.

Executive Director Alexus D’Marco leads the way forward for UCTRANS

Members of the Board are:


· Chair – Yashia Val,Haiti
· Vice Chair ) – Nairovi Castillo ,Dominican Republic
· Secretary – Mille Milton, Guyana
· Treasurer – Tori Culmer ,Bahamas · Public Relations – Marteen Colom ,Suriname

Distribution of Hampers

Trans community members from Guyana Trans United received hampers in a collaborative venture by United Caribbean Trans Network this activity aim assisted vulnerable Transgenders who are infected or affected by HIV or those who are presently unemployed. Amongst the set were two female sex workers who received hampers.

We will be hosting our AGM – Board Meeting and Board of Directors Elections, Thursday 30th June,2022 at its general meeting in Santo Domingo . The new Board of Directors will guide UCTRANS in its new direction for 2022-2025. The Board will be trans led representatives from the Caribbean . The Board will serves a 3-year term.   

International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia, Intersexphobia and Transphobia (IDAHOBIT)

May 17th marks the International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia, Intersexphobia and Transphobia (IDAHOBIT), we want to remind everyone, everywhere that LGBTIQ rights are human rights.

IDAHOBIT was conceived in 2004 to raise awareness about the discrimination and violence experienced by LGBTIQ individuals around the world. On 17 May 1990, the World Health Organization (WHO) removed homosexuality from the International Classification of Diseases (ICD), thereby taking an important first step towards addressing and removing the stigma towards non-normative sexuality.

We at UCTRANS took our first step to change in the Caribbean region. Our launch of a series of roundtables with decision makers in our various Caribbean countries will commence. Our goal is to sensitize and provide information on the difference of sexual orientation and gender identity. Providing clear data on trans communities in the Caribbean. Linking the SDGs and UN commitments .

Goals of UCTRANS

Research

Better, more comprehensive research on the lived experiences of trans people in the Caribbean.

Legal Gender Recognition

A framework for trans-affirming legal protections and policies that promote full inclusion and equal opportunity in target countries.

Climate Justice

Empowering the Trans movement in the Caribbean through linking legal gender recognition and climate justice, for better self-sustainability outcomes.

International Transgender Day of Visibility

Commissioner Roberta Clarke
Rapporteur on the Rights of LGBTI Persons

Commissioner Roberta Clarke was elected by the General Assembly of the OAS during its Regular Period of Sessions, on November 12, 2021, for a period of four-year term, from January 1, 2022 through December 31, 2025. An activist for social justice and gender equality, Roberta Clarke has led UN Women Regional Offices in East and Southern Africa, Asia Pacific, the Caribbean and Libya. Prior to her career at the United Nations, she practiced as a lawyer in Trinidad and Tobago. She has been engaged in civil society and the national and international levels including as the Chair, Executive Committee, International Commission of Jurists and President of the Coalition against Domestic Violence, Trinidad and Tobago. She is the Chair, Harassment Committee of the Caribbean Court of Justice.