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    Women in Caribbean History

    I'm in need of help peeps. I'm doing research on caribbean women and their contributions to the respective islands they represent. Names and links would be great.

    For example, Jamaica i know in history we had Nanny of the Maroons, who lead many a rebellion against the british government.

    Is there any beuatiful, strong caribbean woman in your country who is recognised from some contribution, whether to the arts, sciences, political development, religion, social welfare?

    Looking forward to the posts!

    Blessings

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    Dame Eugenia Charles former Prime Minister of Dominica between the year's 1980 -1995

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    Thanks...no other islands?....

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    Quote Originally Posted by misty_morning View Post
    I'm in need of help peeps. I'm doing research on caribbean women and their contributions to the respective islands they represent. Names and links would be great.

    For example, Jamaica i know in history we had Nanny of the Maroons, who lead many a rebellion against the british government.

    Is there any beuatiful, strong caribbean woman in your country who is recognised from some contribution, whether to the arts, sciences, political development, religion, social welfare?

    Looking forward to the posts!

    Blessings

    Amy Jaques Garvey (Ja )

    Amy Ashwood Garvey (Ja_

    THE HON. DR. LOUISE BENNETT-COVERLEY " Ms. Lou" ( Ja )
    Agitate until we create a stable society that benefits all our people.
    Instigate the nation until we remedy the injustices of society.
    Motivate our people to set a meaningful path for coming generations.
    Educate our people to free our minds and develop our consciousness

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    Chairman of Free Montserrat United Movement

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    Clotil Walcott
    http://www.cbtu.ca/news/walcotil.jpg

    Awarded the Humming Bird Medal Silver by the Government of the Republic of Trinidad & Tobago in 1983 for her sterling efforts -- championing the rights of Women internationally. Mother Clotil was instrumental in the Struggle for Equal pay for women, pay for unpaid work of Women in the home and recognition of Domestic Workers in Trinidad & Tobago.

    In 1996, Trinidad & Tobago became the first country in the world to pass a law to measure and value unwaged work. This was the result of many years' campaigning by Clotil Walcott of the Wages for Housework Campaign.

    It all began in 1974, when Trade Unionist Clotil Walcott (famed locally for her activism against gender discrimination) was approached by domestic workers for assistance with their plight of non-recognition or protection under existing labour laws.
    http://bp0.blogger.com/_B2xP-v5s1Zs/...00-h/stret.JPG

    The image is of Founder of NUDE (National Union of Domestic Employees), Ancestor Clotil Walcott with her daughter Ida LeBlanc (NUDE's current (not sure she still is) General Secretary ) on the street in Port of Spain that bears her name.

    Other links:
    1. response re-evaluate retrospect: Women's Rights Activist & pioneer becomes an ancestor
    2. CLOTIL WALCOTT
    3. Stabroek News
    4. Welcome to the Coalition of Black Trade Unionists - Ontario Chapter
    5. Open letter to Hazel Brown From Ida Le Blanc

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    ELMA FRANCOIS, NATIONAL HEROINE OF TRINIDAD and TOBAGO

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    Agitate until we create a stable society that benefits all our people.
    Instigate the nation until we remedy the injustices of society.
    Motivate our people to set a meaningful path for coming generations.
    Educate our people to free our minds and develop our consciousness

    Mwongozi Cudjoe (Chedmond Browne)
    Chairman of Free Montserrat United Movement

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    Audrey Jeffers
    Audrey Jeffers was born in Port of Spain in 1898. In 1913, at the age of 15, she left Trinidad to pursue a course in Social Sciences in England. When the First World War began in 1914, Jeffers served with West African troops and organized a West African Soldier's Fund, to benefit Africans involved in the war. She returned to Trinidad from England in 1920 an founded a Junior School at her parents' home in the suburb of St. Clair, to help educate poor black children. In 1921, along with several other young women, she founded the "Coterie of Workers" (later known as the "Coterie of Social Workers") to try and ease the suffering of the poor. The organization set up breakfast sheds in Port of Spain, San Fernando, Siparia, Barataria and Tobago, to provide hungry school children with a midday meal.
    In 1936, Jeffers took advantage of legislation passed by Captain Arthur Cipriani during his term as mayor to run for a seat on City Council. She won, becoming the first woman to take political office in Trinidad and Tobago. She used her new position to better highlight the cause of children, the aged, the blind and the homeless. In 1946, she was appointed to the Legislative Council. Jeffers was awarded the Order of the British Empire (O.B.E.) in 1959; and at the first Independence Day Awards Ceremony in 1969, she was awarded the Chaconia Gold Medal for outstanding social service. However, this mark of national recognition arrived too late; Jeffers had died the previous year, in 1968. In 1985, a new section of highway on the Port of Spain foreshore was named in her honour.



    THere are more but for some reason none of the national library online link are working www.nalis.gov.tt I don't know what the problem is but if you could figure it out there would be a wealth of info.
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