About Us

The Repair Campaign is a social movement for reparatory justice in the Caribbean, guided by the CARICOM Reparations Commission.

Genocide, chattel enslavement and colonialism inflicted deep and enduring damage on the people of the Caribbean, while providing significant financial benefits to the colonisers.

Our goal is to amplify Caribbean voices calling for reparations and produce evidence-based Socioeconomic Reparatory Justice Plans.

About Us

The Repair Campaign is a social movement for reparatory justice in the Caribbean, guided by the CARICOM Reparations Commission.

Genocide, chattel enslavement and colonialism inflicted deep and enduring damage on the people of the Caribbean, while providing significant financial benefits to the colonisers.

Our goal is to amplify Caribbean voices calling for reparations and produce evidence-based Socioeconomic Reparatory Justice Plans.

"The Repair Campaign is designed to diversify, deepen and ultimately to widen the Caribbean Reparatory Justice Movement. It is both timely and welcomed. It is anticipated that the results will be impactful. The focus on economic development as the object of reparations is consistent with the CARICOM perspective."

Professor Sir Hilary Beckles 

Chairman,
CARICOM Reparations Commission
Vice-Chancellor,
University of the West Indies

The path to

Reparations

Slave Market Memorial, Zanzibar, Tanzania

Acknowledge

The Repair Campaign calls for governments, institutions and individuals to acknowledge their role in the transatlantic trafficking of enslaved Africans and the colonial legacies that followed.  

The first step towards justice is to acknowledge the enduring trauma associated with the history of enslavement and exploitation in the Caribbean. 

Activists from the Climate Reparations Bloc prepare for a march.

Amplify

Repair’s Rapporteur team visited all 15 CARICOM countries and spoke with over 280 people from government parties, opposition leaders and civil organisations including Indigenous communities, Rastafari groups, youth groups, women’s organisations and church leaders, among others.  

The conversations highlighted the ongoing impact of colonialism and our goal is to amplify these voices, experiences and calls for justice. We hope to build a network that inspires meaningful impact and facilitates economic, social and psychological healing. 

All hands on deck - taking action together

Action

A research team working under the Sir Arthur Lewis Institute of Social and Economic Studies (SALISES) at the University of the West Indies (UWI) have analysed, researched and identified key areas for financial reparation, guided by the CARICOM Ten Point Plan for Reparatory Justice.   

The Repair Campaign using this evidence and research, will produce Socioeconomic Reparatory Justice Plans which will serve as a long-term reparatory roadmap and lobbying tool.

You can act now and join the movement here.

The Origins of 
The Repair Campaign

Having spent over two decades in the Caribbean working with various organisations, I’ve come to understand how the legacy of chattel slavery and colonialism continues to inflict damage on the people and the landscape of the Caribbean. I have seen and heard how present-day issues such as public health crises, for example diabetes and hypertension, lack of access to education and generational trauma are directly linked to former colonial powers over-exploiting and significantly depleting Caribbean countries.

Moved and humbled by these stories, I feel strongly about supporting the CARICOM Reparations Commission’s call for reparatory justice. We aim to amplify this work that has been done by Caribbean groups over many generations.

This has included Rapporteur teams visiting all 15 CARICOM countries meeting with various government ministers, opposition leaders, civil society organisations and more. Informed by these experiences, The Repair Campaign team and I believe socioeconomic reparatory justice is a matter of urgency and echo the calls to combine regional development with reparations to heal and prosper socially, psychologically and economically. Together with the University of West Indies, and under the guidance of Sir Hilary Beckles, we aim to deliver country-specific plans detailing areas intended for socioeconomic reparatory justice.

– Denis O’Brien

"I would like to commend Denis O'Brien and 'The Repair Campaign' team for joining the CARICOM Reparations Commission and Caribbean reparation advocates in general, in their protest against the harms done by chattel enslavement and colonialism and their call for reparatory justice. In addition to making his commendable financial contribution to Caribbean repair for colonial harm, I encourage Mr. O'Brien to intensify his own call on the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, and other former colonial powers, to respond to CARICOM's call on them to settle the massive debt owed to the region."

Professor Verene Shepherd

Director, Centre for Reparation Research, The UWI
Chair, The UN Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination

Get Involved

The Repair Campaign amplifies the call for former colonial powers to acknowledge their role in the transatlantic trafficking of enslaved Africans.

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