The collections have a wealth of materials that focus on gender, sexuality and kinship throughout the region. These include works from literature, anthropology, sociology, cultural studies and social policy. Thematically, these focus on Caribbean kinship / family studies, women and gender, men and gender and LGBTQ. These materials are presented in this order as it reflects the chronology of their emergence on the scholarly agenda of the region.
The WICP (1979-1982) was a ground-breaking female-centred research project by the University of The West Indies that sought to better understand the lived realities of women in the Anglophone region. The goal was to develop a multidisciplinary economic, historical and social research agenda that could provide policy recommendations to counter numerous problems that Caribbean women face - http://www.jstor.org/stable/27862837