CAFRA emerged as an autonomous umbrella organization out of this scenario. It was formally funded on 2 April 1985 at an all-day meeting in Barbados of forty feminists and women activists from the region.
The CAFRA Youth League is an institutionalized mechanism within CAFRA which was established to develop and maintain a cadre of dynamic, resourceful, socially conscious, creative and powerful young feminists through secondary schools and community groups.
When the Heads of Government of the Caribbean Community affixed their signatures to the Resolution adopting the Charter of Civil Society on Wednesday, February 19,1997 in StJohn’s, Antigua and Barbuda, in so doing, they undertookto pay due regard to its principles, thus giving effect to one of the strongest recommendations of the West Indian Commission (WIC) as contained in its report
How can sexual and reproductive health and rights, and women’s rights overall, be fully reflected into the next global development agenda? As the 20th anniversary of the International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD) approaches, activists, decision-makers and diplomats engaged in the fight for sexual and reproductive health and rights (SHRH) are grappling with this challenge.
The United Nations (UN) came into being in 1945, shortly after the end of World War II. The stated purpose of the UN is to bring peace to all nations of the world. After World War II, a committee of persons headed by Mrs. Eleanor Roosevelt, the wife of US President Franklin D. Roosevelt wrote a special document which “declares” the rights.
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