This documentary presents UN Women strategies incorporating community-led intervention and advocacy efforts aimed at building a critical mass of individuals and groups engaged in activism against gender-based violence. The Social Mobilisation work being done by UN Women Multi-Country Office (MCO) - Caribbean to end violence against women and girls in the Eastern Caribbean is highlighted through interviews with key representatives of Governmental organisations, Non-Governmental organisations, gender advocates and visual and musical artists, exploring the key challenges faced in the Caribbean in addressing GBV. The Documentary also showcases current initiatives which support dialogue on the root causes of gender-based violence, and which aim to facilitate shifts in values, beliefs, behaviours and practices which perpetuate GBV, including constructions of masculinity. These dialogues also focus on increasing public education and awareness about rights and access to services in overcoming gender based violence.
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
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