Kevin is an expert on masculinities and a champion for equality. He has extensive experience in violence prevention initiatives with communities and marginalized youth. As an activist researcher, Kevin is interested in exploring the care economy in the Caribbean and how inequality is reproduced through unpaid care work. He is also the Co-founder of the Caribbean Gender Alliance.
His community work engages men and boys to promote gender equality and end violence against women and girls through a range of contextualized gender transformative initiatives which focus on promoting responsible fatherhood, sexual and reproductive health and rights, men’s health and wellbeing, gender equity, preventing violence against women and girls, and advocating for legislation and policies that promote equality, equity, social justice and sustainable development across the Caribbean.
A former high-school teacher who went on to become a pioneer in raising national awareness of family-based care for vulnerable children, Kevin successfully advocated for the proclamation of September as Adoption and Foster Care Awareness Month in Trinidad and Tobago. His work with state agencies, civil society organisations and social work practitioners has contributed to a significant increase in individuals and families becoming involved in providing foster care, thereby reducing the dependency on institutional care and giving children without parental care the benefits of growing up in safe and nurturing family environments.
Kevin provides pro-bono technical assistance to several non-profit organizations in grant-writing and management. He is associated with several civil society organizations including the Caribbean Coalition on the Rights of the Child, Create Future Good, the Heroes Foundation, the Coalition Against Domestic Violence, and the Fatherhood Resource Centre. He has also been involved in initiatives promoting religious freedoms, countering violent extremism, and the assessment of racially and ethnically motivated terrorism.
He is a civil mediator in Trinidad and Tobago, an alumnus of the U.S. Department of State International Visitor Leadership Program and a Mentor with the Youth Ambassadors Program. As freelance writer, Kevin contributes articles to local newspapers which often blend his experience as a father with his work in gender equality.
Every time I hear the laughter of children, my hope is renewed. It is such a powerful signal that, despite all its challenges, life is worth living and generations will follow with their own dreams of a brighter tomorrow. I have been blessed with a beautiful family, and my wife, my son, my daughter and their love gives me immeasurable hope. It is hope that inspires me daily to build a legacy of good works.