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Who am I

Ashlee Burnett (she/her) is queering, querying and carrying the Caribbean forward. The Trinbagonian-born writer and advocate, is a 2020 Women Deliver Young Leader and part of the Young Leaders programme till 2022. She/her is the founder of Feminitt Caribbean, an Intersectional Caribbean Feminist NGO where she leads a dynamic and passionate core team and volunteers and that uses education, social good, and conversation to advance Gender Justice in the Caribbean.  Currently she serves as one of two coordinators for Transform Education, a feminist coalition hosted by the United Nations Girls' Education Initiative. She is also a member of the Queen's Commonwealth Trust Network. Additionally, she/her has recently been appointed as an Advisor to the Global Advisory Committee for the Caribbean region at FRIDA, The Young Feminist Fund.

Intersectional Feminism,  Writing 
Creative Initiatives, Teaching

 Caribbean Culture,  

Artivism

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Write, Research, Teach, 
OrganiseAdvocate

 As the youngest Chair within the Caribbean Women in Leadership Regional body, she leads the Trinidad and Tobago National Chapter, which works with young women across the country to increase their participation in leadership and decision making within the political arena as well as other sectors. Through her work, she leads a dynamic team at CIWiLTT to deliver the second installment of the Young Women in Leadership Initiative which seeks to prepare young women between the ages of 18 to 25 to engage in gender transformative leadership. 

 

Ashlee is the Founder and Managing Director of Feminitt Caribbean, an Intersectional Caribbean Feminist NGO which is dedicated towards building upon the work of the Women’s Movement in Trinidad and Tobago to advance gender justice through education, conversation and social good. Feminitt Caribbean champions the end to Gender-Based Violence as well as an increase in the access to Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights. Feminitt Caribbean led the first Period Poverty study in Trinidad and Tobago through the Safe Cycle project. This project is geared towards ending period poverty in Trinidad and Tobago. Funded by Women Deliver, Ashlee and her team at Feminitt were able to equip 120 people with period kits for 2 months, sponsoring visits to the Gynecologist for several recipients as well as conducting an initial study, to assess the rates of period poverty in Trinidad and Tobago titled, ‘The Safe Cycle Report: Ensuring a Safe Menstrual Cycle and Menstrual Equity’’.  The Safe Cycle Report is seeking to create tangible and sustainable change in Trinidad and Tobago, advocating for a Menstrual Equity Act that will increase the access to menstrual products for menstruating persons.

 

She is committed to creating a safer Trinidad and Tobago for all and is dedicated towards ensuring social and gender justice.

Affiliations & Commitments

  • Founding Director, Feminitt- Caribbean Feminist Non Profit Organization

  • Advisor- Global Advisory Committee for the Caribbean, FRIDA

  • Member- Queen's Commonwealth Trust Network

  • Women Deliver Young Leader-  Class of 2020- 2023

  • Chair, Caribbean Women in Leadership Trinidad and Tobago National Chapter

  • Board Member, Caribbean Women in Leadership, Regional

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