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Highlights
Highlights
CSW61: Women
CSW61

Women’s economic empowerment in the changing world of work will be the focus of the 61st session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW 61) from 13-24 March. Global leaders, civil society and government representatives, private sector and activists will meet to mobilize and strategize, share new initiatives and commit actions to advance gender equality and women’s empowerment. More

  • World Of Work

    International Women’s Day

    The theme for International Women’s Day, 8 March 2017, is “Women in the Changing World of Work: Planet 50-50 by 2030”. The world of work is changing, with significant implications for women. Globalization and technological changes bring unprecedented opportunities. But the growing informality of labour, unstable livelihoods and incomes, and new fiscal and trade policies also impact women’s economic empowerment. On International Women’s Day, UN Women calls on all actors to Step It Up for Gender Equality so that the world of work works for all women. 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

  • 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

  • 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

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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
  • Mar - 2017 - Orange Day Action Plan Mar 2017

    Women and girls with disabilities are at a greater risk of violence and abuse while facing difficulties accessing preventive and protection services than those without. Studies estimate that these women are 1.5 to 10 times more likely to be abused, either physically or sexually, by a family member or caregiver. This month, #OrangeDay highlights the issue of Violence Against Women and Girls with Disabilities!. 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.