Latoya Nugent, M.Sc., PGDip., B.A. | Human Rights and Development Specialist
Latoya Nugent is an ideator, programme development specialist, digital strategist, youth engagement strategist, and human rights defender. She has over 12 years’ experience in education and training and over six years’ experience in advocacy and activism, dedicating her life to engaging women and young people in conversations about their fundamental human rights. She has expanded the rights conversation in Jamaica to include important and critical issues such as women’s financial intelligence, economic independence, and social justice. Latoya reaches across the political and socio-economic divide to engage power brokers and the disenfranchised, towards solutions and strategies that are sustainable and relevant for national development and personal growth.
Latoya strategically uses and masters technology and social media as tools to amplify the voices of the most vulnerable and marginalized, and has been shifting the power imbalance to ensure that those whose voices have been stifled and silenced, now speak with certainty and conviction in the social media space. She is truly a global citizen who understands the complex nature of national identity politics and its inherent inadequacies in securing justice for all citizens.
She is a sought-after presenter and speaker on a wide range of penetrating and critical issues; she is sincere and convincing, and has certainly mastered the art of communication through use of appropriate language and messaging technique.
Latoya is a Black Feminist-Capitalist Lesbian committed to the social, political, financial, and civil freedoms of women, youth, and LGBTQ people.