Category: News

Forrester J. Carroll Believes Women Expose Themselves to Danger

In response to the Protect Women & Children event post, Forrester J. Carroll, Consul General to New York saw fit to post this comment: We are disgusted and outraged by this bold display of ignorance, arrogance, and misogyny. We could not let such a comment go unanswered, or fail to use this teachable moment. Here … Continued

Event Summary: Protect Women & Children

Coalition to End Gender-based Violence & Discrimination is comprised of the following non-partisan NGOs: Bahamas Against Sexual Violence & Child Abuse (BASV&CA) Hollaback! Bahamas Bahamas Urban Youth Development Center (BUYDC) Families of All Murder Victims (F.O.A.M) Bahamas Women’s Watch The Coalition hosted Protect Women & Children – an event which welcomed the public to learn … Continued

Proposal Sent to The Government of The Bahamas on April 7, 2014

On Monday, April 7, Coalition to End Gender-based Violence & Discrimination send a proposal to The Government of The Bahamas to address the issues of domestic violence and gender-based violence in The Bahamas. The Coalition requested the following: • A series of meetings with law enforcement officials throughout The Bahamas to plan action on the … Continued

ASHW Tweet Chats

There were several tweet chats during Anti-Street Harassment Week on various sub-topics of street harassment. We participated in most of them, and it gave us a look a street harassment in other places. We learned a lot about the way street harassment is related to race, gender identity, sexuality, and age. On Friday, the chat … Continued

10 Things Street #HarassmentIs

Exactly one month ago, we participated in a tweet-up hosted by Hollaback to discuss street harassment, paying particular attention to racial issues. Soraya Chemaly, a Huffington Post writer, captured some of the tweets and blogged about the conversation. A few of our tweets were included. Here’s an excerpt from that post: Until women are able … Continued

Anti-Street Harassment Week

We’re excited about Anti-Street Harassment Week (ASHW) which starts on March 30. It gives us the perfect opportunity to get into the community and open the dialogue on street harassment. Living in The Bahamas, it’s plain to see that people don’t realize street harassment is not normal, though it is normalized. It’s not something we … Continued

Letter to the Editor – Protest Follow-up

The Director of Hollaback! Bahamas sent a letter to the editors of The Tribune and The Nassau Guardian, and it was printed in both local daily newspapers. Read the full letter in The Tribune or The Nassau Guardian.  

Protest – Wednesday, March 19 in Rawson Square

We invite all HollaBack! Bahamas supporters, members of Bahamas Against Sexual Violence & Child Abuse (BAV&CA), advocates of women’s rights, and residents of The Bahamas to join us in calling The Government of The Bahamas to action. We will meet in Rawson Square on Wednesday, March 19 from 8:45am to 11:00am to protest the silence … Continued

Official Call to Action

In response to the comments made by MP for Tall Pines Leslie Miller on February 20, 2014 in the House of Assembly, Bahamas Against Sexual Violence & Child Abuse (BASV&CA)  finds the following course of action necessary: That the Prime Minister of The Bahamas issue an official written and televised statement from the Government to: … Continued

Minister of Social Services Response to Abuse Talk

There has been a demand for a response from Minister of Social Services Melanie Griffin with regard to MP for Tall Pines Leslie Miller’s outrageous admittance to physically abusing a former partner and later dismissal of the statement as a joke. The people of The Bahamas expressed great displeasure at the statements and the MPs’ laughter which … Continued