Andaiye

Andaiye Andaiye “I’m not saying this to be pessimistic. I’m saying it to say that we all know that if we want to change people we have to start from where they are”. (October 24, 2018) The above quote was taken from a dedication to Andaiye’s memory, work and activism. This revolutionary figure, born Sandra […]

“Beware the Promise Today” by Errol Brewster

“BEWARE THE PROMISE TODAY”, is a photo essay about the demise in Guyana, in the early 1970s and the very first trains to be introduced in South America in 1846. Brewster’s work will be featured at IGS’s magazine launch, “Issues Guyana”, on November 19, 2019 – International Men’s Day. We will also be featuring his film, ‘Flambeau’, an extract from Earl Warner’s Man Talk.

Panel Discussion

On September 25, 2019 the panel discussion on Women in Agriculture in Leguan, North, South and Central Rupununi led by Dr Maxine Parris-Aaron, Inter-American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture (IICA), Dr. Gillian Smith, FAO, Louisa Daggers, Coordinator, Amerindian Research Unit (UG), Seon Hamer, Assistant Dean, Faculty of Earth and Environmental Sciences (UG) was a huge success with 116 attendees. Our next event will take place on November 19th when we launch the first publication of ISSUES Guyana: Come Hear Dis.

Scholarship Opportunity – Update

IGS wishes to congratulate Kadesha S. Lewis – reading for an Associate Degree in Electrical Engineering and Obena Vanlewyn – reading for a BSc. in Medical Imaging being granted scholarships in The Women and Gender Equality Commission (WGEC).

Gina Miller

Gina N. Miller Gina N. Miller Gina Nadira Miller is the Guyanese-British woman who took the British Government to court for its implementation of Brexit without the approval from Parliament in the court case 2016 R (Miller) v. Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union Court.  Miller objected to Parliamentary discussions and won the case […]

Professor Rhoda Reddock

Professor Emerita Rhoda Reddock Professor Rhoda Reddock​ Rhoda Reddock is emerita professor of Gender, Social Change and Development and former deputy campus principal of the University of the West Indies, St. Augustine campus.  A former head of the Centre (now Institute) for Gender and Development Studies she is also a former lecturer in sociology.  After […]

Magazine Issue 1

A magazine with writings by men on what it means to grow up in a “rape” culture or culture of violence.

Fellow Opportunity

3-year Postdoctoral Research Fellow opportunity in sociology of youth to work on our longitudinal mixed-methods Life Patterns research project at the Youth Research Centre, in the University of Melbourne.

Claudette I. Humphrey

Claudette I. Humphrey Claudette I. Humphrey The first female Olympian from Guyana (then British Guiana) isClaudette Izel Humphrey (nee Masdammer). Born in March, 1936, she attended the St. Georges Anglican School and later the Tutorial High school where her athletic abilities were recognized by the school founders, the Castello Brothers. Claudette represented her country at […]

Yvonne Y. Clark

Yvonne Young Clark Yvonne Y. Clarke Say her name! Yvonne Young Clark! Yvonne Young Clark was an ASI fellow and the first woman to earn a degree in mechanical engineering at Howard University in Washington, D.C.and later the first African American woman to earn a master’s degree in engineering management from Vanderbilt University in Nashville. […]