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Step it Up in Celebration

Tuesday, March 8, 2016

Cynthia Wilson has stepped it up for gender equality in education and arts throughout her 80years. She worked as a high school English teacher in Jamaica and Morocco, before returning home to Barbados in 1969, and serving in Barbados' Ministry of Foreign Affairs and at the Caribbean Tourism Research Centre. She was instrumental in establishing the National Independence Festival of creative Arts (NIFCA) in 1973, and for nearly thirty years has been representing her country and the cultural arts... More

Experiences of Women’s Political Empowerment – Jamaica Rwanda South South Dialogue

Friday, February 5, 2016

A Jamaica Rwanda South South Dialogue led by the UN Women Multi-Country Office – Caribbean with the University of the West Indies Mona Campus, UWI Leads Programme saw Rwanda Member of Parliament, the Honourable Juliana Kantengwa share her country’s experiences of women’s empowerment and the overall sustainable development gains made through increasing women’s political leadership. The progress outlined builds on gender equality platforms as set out in the Beijing Platform for Action, which calls... More

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