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CARICOM-UNWomen Project “Caribbean Artists Against Gender Based Violence”

Posted in: Projects | 16 February 2014

    These creative products feature Caribbean Artists from Belize, Guyana and Suriname "UNiTEing" to End Violence Against Women, a project undertaken by CARICOM with support from UN WOMEN in 2011 in Suriname.


    The overall objective of the project is to contribute to raising awareness on Gender Based Violence (GBV) in the Caribbean and in promoting positive attitudes and behaviour towards a more gender sensitive community through the use of edutainment. 


    From this project the following products were delivered:

    • three public service announcements (PSAs) on GBV
    • an 11-minute documentary on Edutainment and Gender Based Violence
    • three jingles on GBV
    • one calypso song on GBV


    Public Service Announcements:

    1. A message to end Physical Violence. Don’t hit, but talk!

    Duration: 23 seconds

    Artists:                  Dayaan Ellis – Belize

    Roger Hinds – Guyana

    Clarens Amatmoekri – Suriname

    Elfriede Carla Chirill – Suriname

    Joseph Tojo – Suriname


    1. A message to end Psychological Violence. I join…now it’s your turn!

    Duration: 26 seconds

    Artists:                  Desiree Diego – Belize

                                    Sechitra (Fiona) Singh – Guyana

                                    Mark Langaman – Suriname

                                    Naresh Thakoeri – Suriname

                                    Dewini Saiwinie - Suriname


    1. A message to end Sexual Violence. Let’s unite against rape...we have!

    Duration: 35 seconds


    Deon Johnson – Guyana

    Miranda Austin – Guyana

    Asgar Koster – Suriname

    Xaviera Misiedjan – Suriname

    Melissa Deel - Suriname


    Documentary on Gender Based Violence:


    The documentary highlights the workshop on gender-based violence held from 18 to 20 July 2011 in Paramaribo, Suriname. During three days, artists from Belize, Guyana and Suriname were being sensitized on gender and violence. They committed themselves to use their creative skills to raise awareness on the negative effects of gender-based violence. They wrote lyrics, composed a song and jingles, and performed, expressing the clear message: “Stop the violence!”

    Duration: 11 minutes



    Jingles on Gender Based Violenc:


    1. Jingle on Physical Violence

            Duration: 25 seconds


    1. Jingle on Psychological Violence

            Duration: 29 seconds


    1. Jingle on Sexual Violence

            Duration: 43 seconds



    Calypso on Gender Based Violence:

    Composer: Roger Hinds, Guyana

    Duration: 5 minutes



    (Publisher: CARICOM-UN WOMEN; Year of Release: First March 2012;

    Second: February 2014)



    Project Details

    Status: Closed
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