LGBT History Month – The Work of The Women for Women Group

Women For Women (WFW)
A Non-Government Organization which focuses on issues as they relate to Lesbian, Bisexual & Transgendered women

OVERVIEW
Women For Women is the offspring of efforts by Jamaica Forum for Lesbians, All-Sexuals & Gays (J-FLAG), in collaboration with Jamaica Aids Support (JAS), to support the needs of lesbian and bisexual women and other related group(s) of women.

In September 1999, the JAS/J-FLAG initiative was born; a women’s group established for support and recreation named Lesbians In Action (LIA).

In October 2000, LIA participants went through a facilitated process to restructure the group. After two facilitated meetings, the name changed from LIA to

WOMEN FOR WOMEN (WFW)

A new identity was born with more succinct mission and vision, a new format a with renewed interest and commitment toward the group.

As with any other organization, WFW went through a breakdown in 2002, but despite the hiccup, a new Steering Committee was formed in March 2003, and we can safely say that some positive strides have been made to improve our organization and community.

ACTIVITIES
We have so far hosted and continue to host educational workshops on the following topics:-

Healthy Relationships II
Spirituality & Homosexuality
Lesbian Parenting

We have also been involved in Panel Presentation organized by J-FLAG such as:-

The Women’s Crisis Centre
National AIDS Committee
Combined Volunteer Social Services
School For International Training
The Peace Corp
The Editor’s Forum


WFW is a four-pronged organization which covers:
Education
Activism
Recreational/Social Intervention
General Outreach


We welcome volunteers to work in any of the above mentioned areas.
You can contact them through lgbtevent@gmail.com

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Author: GLBTQ Jamaica Moderator

Activist and concerned gay man in Jamaica with over 19 years experience in advocacy and HIV/AIDS prevention work, LGBT DJ since 1996.

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