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Spouses of CARICOM Leaders Action Network

Launch of SCLAN

The Spouses of CARICOM Leaders Action Network (SCLAN) was formally established on 5th September 2017  at a meeting held in Belize City, Belize.


The overarching goal of SCLAN is to provide a framework where First Ladies could coordinate their efforts and use their unique platforms to advocate for and implement activities geared towards addressing four areas of critical importance across the sub-region: the elimination of the mother to child transmission of HIV/AIDS, gender-based violence, adolescent pregnancy, and cervical cancer.


The areas of concern mirror those identified in Former UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s Every Woman, Every Child Global Initiative and the Global Strategy for Women’s, Children’s and Adolescents’ Health (2016-2030).


The founding members of SCLAN are:

Kim Simplis Barrow of Belize, elected Chair

Mrs. Sandra Granger of Guyana, elected Vice-Chair

The executive body is comprised of: 

Mrs. Juliet Holness of Jamaica

Mrs. Maria Browne of Antigua & Barbuda 

Mrs. Sybilene Patricia Minnis of Bahamas

Mrs. Martine Moise of Haiti

Mrs. Reema Carmona of Trinidad & Tobago


SCLAN has benefited from considerable technical and financial support from:


Gilead Science, Inc

Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric Aids Foundation

Elton John Foundation

President's Emergency Plan For AIDS Relief (PEPFAR)

Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS)

United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA)

United Nations Educational

Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO)

United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)

United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF)

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