Caribbean: WINAD - Women's Conversations project

05 November 2009

The Women’s Institute for Alternative Development (WINAD), active IANSA women in Trinidad and Tobago, have just launched their report on ‘Women’s Conversations’ a project that was implemented between November 2008 and April 2009.

The project aimed to fill a void for evidence-based research and planning on the impact of small arms on women and communities, as it currently exists, and to introduce gender analysis with specific focus on a group largely excluded in national discourse on security and governance.

At the national level it is an important step in broadening the discussion around crime and violence in Trinidad and Tobago. On a regional level it is a deepened policy response and facilitates the engagement of partners throughout the Caribbean in a similar dialogue towards the development of a regional advocacy response to violence.

Additionally at the international level, the choice of conversations amongst women provides a necessary space for the establishment of the national and regional agendas for the advancement of UN Security Council Resolution 1325.

The report is also available at:

More details about WINAD at: