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Making social protection gender-responsive: Lessons from UN Women’s work in the Eastern Caribbean

20 February 2017

This brief synthesizes research findings, analysis and policy recommendations on the strategies that were used by UN Women’s Multi-Country Office in the Caribbean to promote gender-responsive social protection in a context where reforms have been driven mainly by efforts to reduce public debt and promote economic competitiveness. More

Fact Sheet - Latin America and the Caribbean

03 February 2017

Transforming economies, realizing rights documents the ways in which current economic and social policies are failing women in rich and poor countries alike, and asks, what would the economy look like if it truly worked for women? The report brings together human rights and economic policymaking, and provides the key elements for a far reaching new policy agenda that can transform economies and make women’s rights a reality. More

Gender Aware Beneficiary Analysis Of Saint Lucia’s Public Assistance Programme

14 June 2016

Informed by the results of several investigative efforts, St Lucia is now at an advanced stage in developing and implementing an integrated social protection system. More

Financial Support For Single Parents In Caring For Their Children: Private Child Support And Social Assistance

14 June 2016

Public assistance in the Caribbean generally does not include special provisions for sole parents. Instead, such families—if they are fortunate—receive support through the limited general public assistance schemes. More

Gender And Labour In St Lucia: Evidence From Household Surveys (Full Report)

14 June 2016

UN Women’s work in this area focuses on measures that enhance and secure the financial independence of women; promote their equal participation; and, provide socio-economic protections that would contribute to reduction in poverty and inequality, would enhance the quality of life of women and their families. More

Gender And Labour In St Lucia: Evidence From Household Surveys: A Policy Brief

14 June 2016

St Lucia’s Quarterly Labour Force Surveys of 2012 suggest that the educational achievements of women aged 15 years and above are noticeably higher than those of men in the same age group. More

Considerations In Using Proxy Means Tests In Eastern Caribbean States (Full Paper)

12 June 2016

The social safety net assessments conducted in Eastern Caribbean states in and around 2009 recommended that countries should develop a proxy means test (PMT) to replace the diverse approaches they were using to target poverty-related benefits. More

Conditional Cash Transfers: Learning From The Literature (Full Paper)

12 June 2016

Eastern Caribbean countries are currently developing and implementing substantial social safety net reforms. Governments of six Eastern Caribbean countries conducted social safety net assessments in 2009 – 2010, with the support of UN Women and UNICEF in partnership with the World Bank. More

Conditional Cash Transfers: Learning From The Literature: A Policy Brief

12 June 2016

Conditional Cash Transfers: Learning From The Literature More

Case Study On The St. Lucia National Eligibility Test

10 June 2016

Establishing gender and child responsive social protection schemes that ensure universal access to health care including maternity care, and basic income security, will protect women and their families from the effects of economic shocks and crises that may result in job and wage losses. More

Considerations in Using Proxy Means Tests in Eastern Caribbean States: A Policy Brief

10 June 2016

The social safety net assessments conducted in Eastern Caribbean states in and around 2009 recommended that countries should develop a proxy means test (PMT) to replace the diverse approaches they were using to target poverty-related benefits. More

UN Women and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

25 April 2016

The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) seek to change the course of the 21st century, addressing key challenges such as poverty, inequality, and violence against women. Women’s empowerment is a pre-condition for this. More

The Commitment of the States: Plans and policies to eradicate violence against women in Latin America and the Caribbean

16 December 2015

Nineteen years have passed since the countries of the region signed the Inter-American Convention of Belém do Pará. Since then, efforts have been made by public institutions and civil society organisations to confront all forms of violence against women. More

UN Women Americas and the Caribbean - Results Achieved in 2014

29 July 2015

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. Engagement in the region around global intergovernmental processes, such as the 20-year review of the implementation of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action (Beijing+20) and the negotiation of the Post 2015 Development Agenda, has led to strong regional calls for a standalone goal on gender equality... More

Latin American Model Protocol for the investigation of gender-related killings of women (femicide/feminicide)

08 July 2015

The Latin American Model Protocol for the investigation of gender-related killings of women is a practical tool, designed to be applied by the people responsible for carrying out the investigation and prosecution of these acts. Its main objective is to offer guidance and lines of action to improve the practice of those working in the justice system, forensic experts, and other specialized persons, including those acting in relation to the crime scene, the forensic laboratory, the interrogation of witnesses and suspects, the case analysis, the formulation of the indictment, or before the court. More

Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action

04 March 2015

Beijing Platform for Action, Beijing+5 outcome Considered the most progressive blueprint ever for advancing women’s rights, the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action has been reprinted in this special edition, which also includes a copy of the political declaration reached at the 23rd special session of the General Assembly in 2000, which reviewed progress towards the Platform for Action five years after its adoption. More

A TRANSFORMATIVE GOAL IN THE REGION FOR THE FUTURE WE WANT

06 March 2014

We are currently at a key moment when the international community and the governments are defining the development framework which will come after 2015, as well as the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) established at the Rio+20 Summit. The post 2015 development agenda tries to achieve a greater convergence between the sustainability and poverty agendas, and to consolidate and amplify the achievements of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), in the context of new challenges and scenarios. UN Women is promoting the empowerment of women and girls and the protection of their rights as a central part of this new development framework. It calls for the incorporation of a stand-alone goal to guarantee the achievement of gender equality, women’s rights and the empowerment of women, as well as the mainstreaming of the gender equality perspective into the other goals of the new development framework. More

Caribbean Joint Statement on Gender Equality and the Post 2015 and SIDS Agenda

30 September 2013

The Caribbean Joint Statement on Gender Equality and the Post 2015 and SIDS Agenda represents Caribbean voices and expectations in the emerging Post 2015 and SIDS global agendas as it relates to gender equality. More

Barbados: Teens, Sex and HIV

30 December 2012

This research brief is a part of a multi-country study titled "Building Responsive Policy: Gender, Sexual Culture and HIV/AIDS in the Caribbean". This International Development Research Centre (IDRC Canada)-funded research undertaken in Barbados, Suriname and Trinidad and Tobago (2008-09) was executed by the UN Women Multi-Country Office - Caribbean with partners - the University of the West Indies' (UWIHARP), Cave Hill, Barbados; the Stichting Ultimate Purpose, Suriname; the UWI Institute for... More

Trinidad and Tobago: Sexual Culture and HIV

30 December 2012

This research brief is a part of a multi-country study titled "Building Responsive Policy: Gender, Sexual Culture and HIV/AIDS in the Caribbean". This International Development Research Centre (IDRC Canada)-funded research undertaken in Barbados, Suriname and Trinidad and Tobago (2008-09) was executed by the UN Women Multi-Country Office - Caribbean with partners - the University of the West Indies' (UWIHARP), Cave Hill, Barbados; the Stichting Ultimate Purpose, Suriname; the UWI Institute for... More

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