Applications open for training workshops – UNAIDS Caribbean

The Caribbean Vulnerable Communities Coalition (CVC) and El Centro de Orientacion e Investigacion Integral (COIN), with support from PANCAP Global Fund Round 9, is inviting experienced community activists, HIV/STI Prevention workers, and health promotion trainers to apply to participate in CVC/COIN’s Facilitators training for delivery of Workshops in Sexual Health Promotion for Peer Educators working with Gay, Bisexuals, Transgender, Men who have sex with men (GBTM), and Sex Workers.

This new training resource manual is written for trainers who are interested in strengthening their capacity building initiatives with outreach workers and peer educators working with vulnerable and marginalised populations. CVC/COIN will host two trainings with the aim of creating a regional network of trained facilitators. The first training intended for Spanish-speakers will be held over five days in the Dominican Republic from 11th to 15th June 2012. A second training intended for English-speakers will be held in Trinidad from 25th-29th June 2012.

Find out more about the programme, eligibility criteria and the application process. Applications are due by May 29th, 2012.

Call for papers on sexual health in the Caribbean

The editors of the journal Sexuality Research and Social Policy is requesting article submissions for a special issue on Sexual Health in the Caribbean.

This special issue is intended to showcase the work researchers are doing to address the multiple areas of sexual health in the Caribbean* and the Caribbean diaspora. We encourage authors to submit their work in the areas of sexuality education, sexual rights, social determinants of sexual health, sexual health promotion, HIV and other STIs, sexual diversities – including gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender groups, sexual dysfunctions, among others. We are particularly interested in papers that address the implications of sexual health research to inform policies. Submissions that advance the theoretical and methodological discussions of sexual health research and policy in the Caribbean region are also encouraged.