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HeforShe: Dads Sharing the Care

13 May 2016

UN Women's Share the Care campaign highlights the importance of shared family responsibilities between fathers and mothers, men and women for children’s development and gender equality. UN Women embarked on the campaign to promote shared parental care and particular the role of fathers and the contribution such makes to the healthy development of the children as well as the benefits of deeper meaningful involvement for parents. The need for such a campaign was reinforced by findings from... More

Parents Must Share the Care

13 May 2016

UN Women's Share the Care campaign highlights the importance of shared family responsibilities between fathers and mothers, men and women for children’s development and gender equality. UN Women embarked on the campaign to promote shared parental care and particular the role of fathers and the contribution such makes to the healthy development of the children as well as the benefits of deeper meaningful involvement for parents. The need for such a campaign was reinforced by findings from... More

Step it Up in Celebration

08 March 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

Closing the gender data gaps

22 February 2016

Regular and accessible data can inform on whether a nation’s development is impacting men and women fairly. As part of its strategy to contribute to the localising of the Sustainable Development Goals, UN Women MCO Caribbean, in partnership with the CARICOM Regional Statistical Programme, is supporting the piloting of the CARICOM Gender Equality Indicators (GEI) Model, to advance the measurement of gender equality in the region. Agreement was reached on CARICOM indicators to monitor the... More

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

05 February 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

Jamaica Rwanda South South Dialogue

05 February 2016

Women’s increased participation in politics is necessary for realising sustainable development. Substantive equality in women’s leadership is equality in form (the numbers) AND substance. The UN Women Multi-Country Office - Caribbean led project with the University of the West Indies UWI Leads Programme at the Mona Campus supported a South South Dialogue with the Government of Rwanda, with the visit of Rwanda Member of Parliament and former Vice President of the Pan African Parliament, the... More

Enamórate de ti misma con Andrea Echeverri Arias

23 November 2015

La cantante colombiana Andrea Echeverri Arias hace hincapié en la violencia psicológica y las presiones que las mujeres experimentan en sus vidas cotidianas. Echeverri Arias trae un mensaje positivo y llama a las mujeres a empoderarse mediante el enamorarse de sí mismas. La entrevista fue una colaboración conjunta entre el Centro de Capacitación de ONU Mujeres y la Oficina País de ONU Mujeres para Republica Dominicana, y fue grabada durante la celebración del Día Internacional de la Mujer en... More

Gender Responsive Budgeting

08 September 2015

Under a joint UN programme, UN Women and UNICEF are supporting national budget directors and finance officers from the Eastern Caribbean in conducting gender analyses to design and cost budgets that are child and gender responsive. Mr. Claudius Emmanuel – Deputy Budget Director, Saint Lucia explains the programme’s benefits. More

Partnerships with Caribbean Women Towards Food Security and Sustainable Livelihoods

02 September 2014

With the continued impacts of climate change and ongoing economic crises, research tells us that it has become ever more critical to increase women’s empowerment. Gender equality and women’s empowerment have a multiplier effect for all of society –accelerating national and local economic growth, poverty reduction and improved food security for communities and families. Recognising that women in The Bahamas, Dominica and Jamaica are strongly engaged in key sectors as farmers, food producers and... More

Autonomisation des femmes - autonomisation de l'humanité: imaginez !

05 June 2014

Il est temps de remplir la vision énoncée à la Conférence des femmes de Beijing en 1995. Rejoignez-nous. Imaginez – un monde où aucune femme n’est réduite au silence, objectivée ou abusée parce qu'elle est née femme – un monde où les filles et les garçons, les femmes et les hommes sont égaux. Suivez #Beijing20 et parlez ! See more at: http://beijing20.unwomen.org/fr More

Empowering Women - Empowering Humanity: Picture It!

05 June 2014

Empowering women empowers humanity. It's time to fulfill the vision laid out at the Beijing Women's Conference in 1995. Join us. Picture it - a world where no woman is silenced, objectified or abused because she was born female. A world where girls and boys and women and men are equal. Follow #Beijing20. Speak up! For more information, please visit: http://beijing20.unwomen.org/ More

Sistren Theatre Collective - Jamaica (UN Trust Fund grantee)

17 April 2014

In Jamaica, women and girls face violence not only in private but also in the public sphere, where interpersonal conflicts often escalate into gang wars. The Sistren Theatre Collective uses participatory learning techniques that blend education, life skills building, community mobilization, and the arts to empower women, girls, and young men, and influence communities to take action against violence. More

Interview with Sannia Sutherland, Director of Prevention for Jamaica's National HIV/STI Programme

17 April 2014

Jamaica's national response to HIV needs to better address the challenges faced by vulnerable persons, according to Sannia Sutherland, the Director of Prevention for Jamaica's National HIV/Sexually Transmitted Infection Programme. Here she highlights the way that higher unemployment levels among women can disproportionately affect their ability to practice safe sex. As she explains, many must choose between buying food for their family, and buying a condom. With women/girls between 15 and 24... More

UN Women participates in One Billion Rising in Barbados

17 April 2014

UN Women Barbados Acting Director Joan French delivers remarks at the One Billion Rising event in Barbados. More

Jamaican Artists Renais Marshall and Lethal Say NO to Violence against Women (UNiTE PSA)

17 April 2014

Jamaican Artists Renais Marshall and Lethal Say NO to Violence against Women (UNiTE PSA) More

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