The Gender Affairs Division within the Ministry of National Mobilisation, Social Development, etc. is hosting a two-day training of trainers workshop on 'Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity (SOGI)' scheduled for October 15 – 16, 2019, at the Girls Guide Headquarters.
This training proposes to build the capacity of a wide range of stakeholders, including law enforcement officers, educators, social workers and healthcare providers on the importance of respecting the human rights of and providing non-discriminatory services to LGBT people.
The objectives of this training workshop are to:
a. Increase the knowledge of participants on the rights and dignity of LGBT people;
b. Increase the understanding of participants about the challenges faced by LGBT people in accessing public services as a result of homophobia and transphobia;
c. Challenge existing biases and prejudices of the participants to allow for better support the community;
d. Build the capacity of participants to plan and implement trainings within their respective sectors.
The training would be facilitated by Glenroy Murray, Senior Advisor of J-Flag in Jamaica and Marlon Charles-Young, Youth Programme Coordinator at the Saint Vincent and the Grenadines Planned Parenthood Association.
SOURCE: Ministry of National Mobilisation, Social Development, Family, Gender Affairs, Persons with Disability and Youth and the Information Technology Services Division (I.T.S.D.)