International Day of Families 2017

Today, 15th May, the Caribbean Research Empowerment Network joins with the global community in recognising International Day of Families. The theme for this year's day focuses on "Families, education and well-being". The International Day of Famlies provides the opportunity to promote awareness of issues relating to families and to increase knowledge of the social, economic and demographic processes affecting families.

"This year’s observance of the International Day of Families focuses on the role of families and family-oriented policies in promoting education and overall well-being of their members. In particular, the Day's goal is to raise awareness of the role of families in promoting early childhood education and lifelong learning opportunities for children and youth.

The Day will highlight the importance of all caregivers in families, be it parents, grandparents or siblings and the importance of parental education for the welfare of children. It will focus on good practices for work-family balance to assist parents in their educational and caregiving roles. Good practices from the private sector in support of working parents, as well as youth and older persons in the workplace will also be highlighted."
Source: United Nations, 2017

Readers, what does the word 'family' mean to you? We look forward to hearing from you as we celebrate International Day of Families 2017!

Fostering a culture of tolerance and respect in the Caribbean

Today, March 1st, the Caribbean Research Empowerment Network joins with the United Nations and the global community in commemorating Zero Discrimination Day. Discrimination is a violation of human rights. It is immoral, hurtful and dehumanizing. For the month of March, our discussions will focus on the theme of "Tolerance and respect" and ways in which we can foster a culture of tolerance and respect in the Caribbean and around the globe.

Official Launch of the Caribbean Research Empowerment Network (CREN)

On the 17th November, 2015, the website for the Caribbean Research Empowerment Network was officially launched at The University of the West Indies Family Development Centre in St. Augustine, Trinidad and Tobago. The official website of the CREN ( was announced to all present at the gathering which included the Honourable Ayanna Webster-Roy, Minister of State in the Office of the Prime Minister of Trinidad and Tobago, with responsibility for Child Development and Gender Affairs. Attendees had the opportunity to tour the website and register to become part of the Caribbean Research Empowerment Network.

Happy new year from the CREN Team!

Dear members of the CREN community,

We would like to take this opportunity to wish you a happy and prosperous new year. Thank you for your support, creativity and commitment as we continue to work towards our goals of advocating for the rights of children, solution building and knowledge generation within the Caribbean region and the wider international community.

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