"Human Rights in the Virgin Islands: Why does it matter?"— Community Forum

A direct outgrowth of the leadership development work sponsored by Virgin Islands Perinatal Incorporated with a grant from the Ford Foundation, the forum on human rights was the first of its kind in the Virgin Islands and offered the over sixty participants a change to explore the tenets of human rights, its application to the right to health care and how it can shape health care policy in the Territory. Ms. Byllye Avery, founder and president of the Avery Institute for Social Change, was the keynote, followed by a panelist including Elise Donovan of International Affairs Secretariat in the British Virgin Islands and Carlyle Corbin, international advisor on governance at the University of the Virgin Islands.

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