Gender, Sexuality and Social Work Education in the 21st Century Caribbean - resources
Association of Caribbean Social Work Educators
"I felt very overwhelmed on this topic. As a prospective social worker, I felt more educated on this sensitive topic. I am still trying to come to grip with my own sexuality. I felt that I am not doing my self justice. I am living to please my society and people around me. I felt more comfortable and challenged to explore myself. A very good workshop"
The discussion was nebulous to some extent with a degree of arbitrary standards and values. There is a conflict between God's laws , commandments and precepts as against man's cultural values in the society. I hope we can reach some sort of consensus in terms of accepted religious and scriptural teachings of the various religious persuasions..”
The discussion topics included an examination of how the conflicts of personal values and prevailing notions of sexuality and gender can be resolved and the ways in which social work educators can ensure that their students are able to resolve these values conflicts without detriment to the clients.
The lead facilitator was Dr Janice Jackson supported by Vidyaratha Kissoon. The workshop was sponsored by the Society Against Sexual Orientation Discrimination.
About the Society Against Sexual Orientation Discrimination (SASOD)
The Society Against Sexual Orientation Discrimination (SASOD) is a non-governmental organisation which is registered in Guyana and which has been working against discrimination on the grounds of sexual orientation and gender identity. SASOD implemented the Spectrum Health Net project with the Ministry of Health, and has participated in various advocacy forums including the Organisation of American States. Activites in Guyana include the annual film festival.
Articles and websites
World Health Organisation : Gender and Human Rights" Organisations Guyana Rainbow Foundation email firstname.lastname@example.org Help & Shelter – (provides counselling support to persons who have been abused) 225-4731, 227-3454 Society Against Sexual Orientation Discrimination Tel 686-0835, email sasod_guyana (at) yahoo dot com
Guyana Rainbow Foundation
Help & Shelter – (provides counselling support to persons who have been abused) 225-4731, 227-3454
Society Against Sexual Orientation Discrimination Tel 686-0835, email sasod_guyana (at) yahoo dot com