- Age: 22
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Every young person has the full potential in confronting gender inequality within their diaspora. the aptitude and determination our youth possesses gives us a more optimistic and hopeful future for our posterity.
- Tara Moses
Tara Moses was born and raised in the small island of St. Lucia. She currently holds the the title of Co-founder and President of Empowering our Women St. Lucia. from 2018, Tara has been executing numerous outreach projects through the distribution of sustainable menstrual products and Comprehensive Sexual Education. Her zeal and passion for community outreach lead her to become an executive member of the Sir Arthur Lewis Community College Red Cross community and a member at Volunteer St. Lucia.
What ignited your pursuit for gender equality?
Throughout the years, I've observed a staggering increase in domestic violence reports within St. Lucia. Numerous survivors have lacked the ability to refute against gender-based violence incidents due to the stigma and shame associated with it. As tension continued to heighten during the Covid-19 pandemic. Women and girls became extremely vulnerable and exposed to Intimate partner violence. This emerging information, instigated a passion in me for advocacy and community outreach projects that addresses gender inequality within St. Lucia.
Please share your biggest wins as an advocate for gender equality.
My first biggest win was in 2020, Amidst the Covid-19 pandemic. my organization launched a one (1) month Period Pride Campaign. This initiative enabled us to provided forty (40) adolescents girls between the ages of twelve (12) to nineteen (19) years old with a specially curated ""fem pac"". Each package contained sustainable menstrual products and a feminine hygiene guide. My second biggest win was the #weorangetogether campaign. This movement helped raise an unexpected amount of recognition and awareness for violence against women within the Caribbean region. Through dual collaboration with partner agencies, we were able to conduct a variety of remote seminars and advocacy tools. At the end of our campaign we were able to increase engagement surrounding the issue of intimate partner violence in St. Lucia.
Outside of your gender equality advocacy work, what do you enjoy doing?
In my free time, I usually take the opportunity to study a new language, catch up with a television series or movie, read a handful of self development and entrepreneurial books, listen to music, volunteer with local NGOs, and learn a new skills.
- English (Advanced/Native)
- French (Intermediate)
- Gender based violence
- youth and women empowerment through education and development
- period poverty among marginalized young women
Past Awards, Certifications, or Fellowships:
- Certification in International Women's Health and Human Rights from Stanford University (2020)
- Certification in Confronting Gender-Based Violence: Global Lessons for Healthcare Workers (2021)
- UNESCO Youth as researcher (2021)
- Younga Youth Delegate (2021)
- Caribbean Institute of Gender and Development Certificate (2022)