In a decision that will echo loudly around the Caribbean, in December 2022 the High Court of Barbados struck down discriminatory laws that target LGBT people. With the support of the Trust, and local and regional activists, the case was filed by two Barbadian LGBT advocates, René Holder-McClean-Ramirez and Raven Gill. Watch them talk about what the win means for them, and for all LGBT Bajans.
Watch the trailer to our new documentary, A Better Place, which takes an in-depth look at the toxic legacy of British colonial-era sexual offence laws. Meet the LGBT people whose love is criminalised; who face the daily struggle of state-sanctioned hatred. Meet the women who endure sexual violence in their homes, with no recourse to justice. And meet the global network of activists, lawyers and legislators striving for equality and justice for everyone.
In a landmark decision the UN Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women found that the criminalisation of consensual, same-sex intimacy between women is a human rights violation. Watch Rosanna Flamer-Caldera of EQUAL GROUND Sri Lanka, our Chief Executive, Steve Letsike of Access Chapter 2 in South Africa and Azeenarh Mohammed, an LGBT rights activist from Nigeria, talk about why this precedent setting decision is so important.