Jamaica

Commonwealth Point of Light 22. Nicolette Bryan

Nicolette Bryan, representing Jamaica, founded ‘Women’s Empowerment for Change’, an advocacy group supporting women in the LGBT community.

Nicolette Bryan

Nicolette has launched regular workshops and events, including implementing a training programme in partnership with ‘Jamaica AIDS Support for Life’, to support lesbians, bisexual women and transgender people engage in issues of health and gender-based violence. She has also reached out to over 600 students at the ‘University of the West Indies’ in discussions on LGBT issues, feminism and body image, and encourages participation from LGBT women in social justice advocacy.

Nicolette said:

“It’s great to be recognised for your work, it’s one way of reaffirming purpose and commitment. Thank you.”

Below: Nicolette receiving her award from Asif Ahmad, UK High Commissioner in Jamaica

Nicolette Bryan and Asif Ahmad

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