Crowd Gathers for Historic Day

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Outside the House of Assembly yesterday, more than a hundred people bore witness as the four Constitutional (Amendment) Bills on gender equality were passed. Rawson Square saw pastors, professors, children, activists, union leaders… Continue reading

‘Historic Day’ as Gender Equality Bills Passed

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THE four Constitutional Amendment Bills on gender equality were passed in the House of Assembly on Wednesday in what has been called a “historic day.” The bills will now move on to the… Continue reading

Gov’t Hopes to Vote on Gender Bills on March 2, 2016

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After years of delay, the Christie administration is aiming to have a parliamentary vote on its Constitutional Amendment Bills on gender equality on March 2, with the referendum slated to take place this… Continue reading

Sir Arthur Say Public Should Demand Referendum

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Former Governor General Sir Arthur Foulkes said yesterday the Bahamian public should “demand” the equality referendum happen “sooner rather than later” and was concerned that no date has been announced for when the… Continue reading

No New Referendum Date

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Constitutional Commission Chairman Sean McWeeney said he has not been given any indication of when the proposed referendum on gender equality might be held despite the committee being “just about finished” with its… Continue reading

Video: American Rape Culture

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Check out this performance by spoken word artists Desireé Dallagiacomo and Mwende Katwiwa (a.k.a FreeQuency).

To Survivors of Sexual Violence

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In response to an act of sexual violence against a minor in The Bahamas, we wrote this letter to survivors:   Survivors, We’ve got your back. We will help you #CarryThatWeight. It is… Continue reading

Francois Woukoache on Participatory Governance

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“People have to be part of the country. They have to be part of the decision which is impacting their life.”

Video: Equality & Respect

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We extend our heartfelt thanks to Antonius Roberts and the entire Hillside House Studio & Gallery family for allowing us to co-host Equality & Respect at the beautiful Cumberland Street property. Roberts’ collection… Continue reading

Equality Bahamas’ First Event – Equality & Respect

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Equality Bahamas is looking forward to hosting its first event which will be centred around Equality & Respect, a collection by Antonius Roberts which explores Bahamian womanhood. Some pieces of this body of… Continue reading