Founding Mothers


Elected representatives of the membership at the national level, in Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Cuba, Dominica, Dominican Republic, St. Lucia, Guadeloupe, Guyana, Haiti, Jamaica, Martinique, Netherlands Antilles, Puerto Rico, St. Vincent, Suriname, Trinidad & Tobago, U.S Virgin Islands

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Founding Members

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.

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CAFRA Youth League

Members of the CAFRA youth League support Comprehensive Sexuality Education for Youth and are actively advocating for it.  School and community based activities are undertaken through peer groups

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List of Feminists Who Attended the CAFRA Launch Caribee Beach Hotel, Barbados, 1 April 1985

Trinidad and Tobago

St. Vincent & the Grenadines


Rawwida Baksh-Soodeen
Hazel Brown
Lorraine Chan
Ramabai Espinet
Merle Hodge
Wendy Ifill
Nemmé Roopnarine McSweeney
Marina Maxwell
Patricia Mohammed
Daphne Phillips
Stephanie Pile
Rhoda Reddock
Marjorie Thorpe
Judy White

Marilyn Ballantyne
Yvonne Byron-Cox
Nan Peacocke
Nelcia Robinson

Peggy Antrobus
Patricia Burke
Kathleen Drayton
Elaine Fido
Margaret Gill
Dawn Morgan
Norma Shorey-Bryan



Indra Chandarpal
Bernice Fraser
Adiola James
Sybil Patterson
Patricia Rodney
Faustina Ward-Osbourne

Honor Ford-Smith
Joan French
Scarlette Gillings
Daphne Kelly

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Our activities to date include projects, programmes on Women in Caribbean Agriculture; Women and the Law; Women’s History and Creative Expression and more
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