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In Focus: Invest and mobilize to end violence against women

Impacting one in three women worldwide, violence against women and girls devastates lives, causes untold pain and incurs high economic costs. Yet, robust funding for efforts to end this violence remains woefully insufficient. For the global 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence Campaign, from 25 November to 10 December, Orange the World and mobilize resources to end this global pandemic. More

  • UN Women Relief Haiti 2016 Factsheet

    UN Womens relief efforts for women and girls after Hurricane Matthew

    The goal of UN Women’s humanitarian response to the crisis in Haiti is to ensure that equitable and gender-responsive access to humanitarian assistance through Haitian women’s leadership and equal participation in the delivery and design of the interventions. UN Women's response is developed by Haitian women for Haitian women. More

  • International Day of the Girl Child

    International Day of the Girl Child

    Girls make a powerful constituency for shaping a sustainable world and girls’ progress = goals’ progress. On International Day of the Girl Child, 11 October, UN Women spotlights the potential of girls worldwide and issues that impact them. More

  • Women and the Sustainable Development Goals

    Women and the Sustainable Development Goals

    With the new global 2030 roadmap and Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) approved by UN Member States, we take a look at how women are affected by each of the 17 proposed goals, as well as how women and girls can – and will – be key to achieving them. More

  • Cynthia Wilson

    Step it Up in Celebration

    In 2015 Cynthia Wilson was awarded the Companion of Honour, given for distinguished national achievement and merit, for her contribution to the cultural life of Barbados. Her poem ‘Celebration’ is a celebration of women and she has generously shared it with UN Women Caribbean MCO this international women’s day to step it up in celebration. More

  • CSW60

    In Focus: CSW60

    Women’s empowerment and its link to sustainable development will be the focus of the 60th session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW60). At the annual high-level gathering, taking place at UN Headquarters in New York from 14-24 March 2016, global leaders, NGOs, private sector, and activists will meet to discuss how to ensure women and girls are at the forefront of their plans to implement the new 15-year global development roadmap. More

  • UN Women Americas and the Caribbean Results Achieved in 2014

    Annual Report 2014

    In Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) a strong women’s movement and high level government commitments have contributed to favorable legislative frameworks for gender equality. More

  • Transforming Economics, Realizing Rights

    Progress of the World's Women 2015-2016

    Chock-full of new data and pointed analysis, UN Women’s flagship report unveils a far-reaching alternative policy agenda to transform economies and make gender equality a reality. More

  • International Day for Rural Women

    Recognising rural women rights to land and resources

    Throughout the world, gender inequality in land and other productive resources is intrinsically related to women's poverty and exclusion. Women's rights to access, use, control, and ownership of land and other productive resources are essential to reverse this. More

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“The price of no change is unacceptable”
Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka. (Photo: Marco Grob.)

In her statement for International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women on 25 November, UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka highlights effective interventions, and reiterates that the pandemic of violence against women and girls can end, but it will need commitment and investment, nationally and internationally. More

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Closing the gender data gaps

Regular and accessible data can inform on whether a nation’s development is impacting men and women fairly as explained in this video highlighting the CARICOM Gender Equality Indicators (GEI) Model.

Caribbean Gender Portal