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CEDAW Made Easy - Question-Answer Booklet

Tuesday, September 18, 2018

This Booklet is designed to provide you with a snapshot view of the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW) and to raise awareness of the rights to which women are entitled under the Convention so that you can use it to bring about concrete improvements in the lives of Caribbean women. More

Suriname launches its National Report on the Status of Women and Men

Friday, September 7, 2018

With UN Women support, Suriname has released its first NATIONAL REPORT on the SITUATION ANALYSIS OF WOMEN AND MEN IN SURINAME. For a Government to assess how women and men are faring in the country and to better understand the impact and shaping of policies, it is essential that there is the gender equality analysis of socio-economic data and that such analysis is disseminated on a systematic basis. More

Women's Health Survey 2016 - Jamaica

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

The Jamaica Women’s Health Survey 2016 is the first report to provide a comprehensive examination of the nature and prevalence of violence against women and girls in Jamaica. It examines women’s lifetime and most recent experiences of both intimate partner and non-partner violence and abuse. The report examines abuse in multiple dimensions, both sexual and non-sexual, including economic coercion. The data that this report is based on allows for an understanding of the factors that may be associated with violence against women and girls, the impact of violence on women’s physical and mental health and various coping strategies that women have employed in response to abuse. The report also discusses women’s attitudes towards gender roles and a general profile of the perpetrators of abuse. More

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

Monday, February 20, 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

Friday, February 3, 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 And Labour In St Lucia: Evidence From Household Surveys: A Policy Brief

Tuesday, June 14, 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

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

Tuesday, June 14, 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 Aware Beneficiary Analysis Of Saint Lucia’s Public Assistance Programme

Tuesday, June 14, 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

Tuesday, June 14, 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

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

Sunday, June 12, 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: A Policy Brief

Sunday, June 12, 2016

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

Sunday, June 12, 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

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

Friday, June 10, 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

Case Study On The St. Lucia National Eligibility Test

Friday, June 10, 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

UN Women and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

Monday, April 25, 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

Wednesday, December 16, 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

Wednesday, July 29, 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)

Wednesday, July 8, 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

Wednesday, March 4, 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


Thursday, March 6, 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

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