UN Women – United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women

UN Women – United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women


 On Guinea’s Tristao Islands, the NGO Partenariat Recherches Environnement Medias uses a grant from UN Women’s Fund for Gender Equality to help rural women generate income and improve community life PHOTO: UN Women/Joe Saade
Rights, results and resilience: Implementing the 2030 Agenda

UN Women's 2016-2017 Annual Report showcases the many ways in which we support work at country and global level to turn the aims of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development into results for women and girls worldwide. More

  • SDG 5: Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls

    Achieving gender equality and sustainable development by 2030 will require stepping up efforts at all fronts. UN Women works to empower women and girls through all of its programmes and advocacy. More

  • Women

    Women's footprint in history

    Throughout history, women have made extraordinary contributions to their societies. Some are well known, some less so, but all have been trail blazers. Explore a small selection of these women and learn what the reality still is today for many women and girls worldwide. More

  • An Interactive Learning Portal for Parliamentarians. This portal is a joint-initiative of ParlAmericas and the UN Women Multi-Country Office - Caribbean. It is designed for self-guided learning and includes resources for in-person trainings. ParlAmericas gratefully acknowledges financial support from the Government of Canada used in developing this portal. The downloadable tools on this portal were developed by the UN Women Multi-Country Office - Caribbean 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

Caribbean Action 2030

Caribbean Action 2030 is a Regional Conference designed to advance and accelerate regional action on the most comprehensive blueprint for eliminating extreme poverty, reducing inequality, and protecting the planet the world has ever seen – the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The Conference takes place at the University of the West Indies in Kingston Jamaica, 28 to 30 June 2017. UN Women MCO Representative Alison McLean will chair a session on “Reduced Inequalities”. Read more...
Caribbean Gender Portal

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Women in the Changing World of Work

In her message for International Women's Day on 8 March, UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka highlights the importance of starting change in the home in order to “construct a different world of work for women”. More

UNiTE Caribbean Actions
  • JUN - 2017 Orange Day Themes

    Throughout 2017 and through its Orange Days, the UNiTE campaign will continue to highlight specific Sustainable Development Goals as they relate to violence against women and girls. Photo credit: Antigua and Barbuda UN Trust Fund project


    Orange Day Theme


    Violence against Indigenous Women and Girls


    Mobilizing Financial Commitments to End Violence against Women and Girls


    Violence against Refugee Women and Girls


    Cyber Violence against Girls


    Violence against Women and Girls in Emergencies


    Violence against Older Women


    Violence against Women in Rural Communities

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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.