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UN Women providing gender and humanitarian assistance to women and girls impacted by Hurricane Irma

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

A gender focus in humanitarian crises ensures a more targetted response, taking into account the specific needs of women, men, girls and boys. UN Women in responding to the hurricane impacted Caribbean countries, circulated a gender alert which acts as a guideline for a gender integrated response. More

Dignity Kits distribution begins for Barbuda women and girls

Sunday, September 10, 2017

With the urgent need for hygiene products specifically for women, UN Women and UNFPA joint support meant that these supplies were distributed to women who had been evacuated from Barbuda, on the very same day they arrived in Antigua. More

Press Release: United Nations Deploying Aid and Personnel to Irma-affected Caribbean territories

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

PRESS RELEASE   Bridgetown, Barbados – September 6, 2017 : The United Nations System is deploying staff and assistance to meet the needs of vulnerable Caribbean citizens in the path of record-breaking Hurricane Irma. Caribbean Small Island Developing States (SIDS) have unique economic, environmental and social vulnerabilities that are exacerbated in severe natural crises. “Hurricane Irma is an unprecedented threat to the Caribbean. The United Nations is working... More

Getting to None In Three

Monday, July 31, 2017

“Domestic violence is not inevitable. Despite the scale of the problem, it is not normal. It is never acceptable and … it is always preventable,” said Professor Adele Jones, Director of the None in Three (Ni3) Project. More

Guidelines for Equal Access to Justice

Friday, July 28, 2017

UN Women Deputy Representative Tonni Brodber. Photo: UN Women/Sharon Carter-Burke Guyana, July 2017 : Work has begun on a two-year project towards enhancing access to justice with the Judiciary of Guyana. UN Women Multi-Country Office – Caribbean, the Caribbean Association of Judicial Officers (CAJO) and the JURIST-CCJ project which is supported by the Government of Canada Global Affairs are collaborating on this initiative with the Judiciary of Guyana. This project includes... More

CDB and UN Women partner to support data collection on Gender based Violence in the Caribbean

Thursday, July 27, 2017

The Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) and UN Women have signed an agreement to support a common approach to measuring Gender-Based Violence (GBV) in the Caribbean. Although GBV, in particular violence against women and girls, affects much of the Region, many countries do not generate or have access to comprehensive data on the frequency, nature and response to this issue. More

CDB and UN Agencies partnering to achieve SDGs in the Caribbean

Friday, July 14, 2017

Bridgetown, Barbados : - Partnerships are at the foundation of UN Women’s work on the ground in the Caribbean and are the main vehicle through which UN Women is able to realise a multiplier effect for expanded and improved results for all women and men, girls and boys. More

Gender Equality and Women's Economic Empowerment in Jamaica

Sunday, July 9, 2017

Private sector business managers in Jamaica are leading on UN Women MCO Caribbean efforts to promote gender equality in business. A recent consultation on the Women’s Empowerment Principles (WEPs) looked at practical ways in which businesses can use the WEPs to implement gender responsive policies and programmes. Ensuring the inclusion of women’s talents, skills, experience and energies requires intentional actions and deliberate policies. The Women’s... More

Press Release: Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka appointed to a second term as Executive Director of UN Women

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

The United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres re-appointed Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka for a second term as Under-Secretary-General of the United Nations and Executive Director of the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and Empowerment of Women (UN Women) for a period of four years. More

The MCO-Caribbean Team has its new Representative

Friday, May 19, 2017

It is with great pleasure that we are able to announce the appointment of the new Representative for UN Women MCO-Caribbean Ms. M. Alison McLean. More

LAC South-South Cooperation Leads to Caribbean First Judicial Gender Protocol

Thursday, April 13, 2017

When Barbados reports to the CEDAW Committee within the next year, it will be able to claim of its progress as being first to have a Judiciary Gender Protocol developed for a Caribbean state. More

UNiTE March Orange Day Include Women and Girls With Disabilities in Anti-Violence Efforts

Friday, March 24, 2017

Women and girls with disabilities are at a greater risk of violence and abuse while facing difficulties accessing preventive and protection services than those without. Studies estimate that these women are 1.5 to 10 times more likely to be abused, either physically or sexually, by a family member or caregiver. They may even be up to 4.2 times more likely to have their activities and whereabouts restricted by their intimate partners, and their risk of sexual abuse is at least two... More

New IPU and UN Women map shows women’s representation in politics stagnating

Thursday, March 16, 2017

Bridgetown, Barbados - While Dominica, Grenada and Trinidad and Tobago are among the countries in the Caribbean and Americas region where women ministers are nearing or exceeding the gender parity position of 30 per cent of representatives, the number of women in executive government and in parliament worldwide has stagnated. More

Gender Equality Means Business

Friday, March 10, 2017

Several top business leaders demonstrated their commitment to gender equality in an event that signalled the start of a private sector partnership with UN Women MCO Caribbean by signing on to the Women’s Economic Empowerment Principles (WEPs) and the ringing of the opening market bell at the Jamaica Stock Exchange. More

Latin America and the Caribbean commit to empower women at work

Thursday, February 9, 2017

Women's ministers and top gender officials from 23 countries in Latin America and the Caribbean concluded the Regional Consultations prior to the 61st session of the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women (CSW61) calling for decisive measures to promote women’s economic empowerment. More

What would the economy look like if it truly worked for women?

Friday, February 3, 2017

Latin America and the Caribbean : Women´s economic empowerment is a particularly important issue for Latin America and the Caribbean as the region is currently facing sluggish economic growth. UN Women estimates that closing the gender gaps in labour force participation could increase the region's GDP per capita by 14 per cent  [1] . Notwithstanding the progress made in the last decades, women´s participation in the workforce is still 26 per cent lower than men´s in... More

UN Women and CARICOM sign MOU to advance Gender Equality in the Caribbean

Friday, January 13, 2017

In an effort to begin 2017 poised to make specific and tangible strides to addressing gender inequality UN Women Multi-Country Office – Caribbean and CARICOM have signed an MOU to promote gender equality throughout the region. More

Caribbean Women Break the Silence for #16Days

Thursday, December 8, 2016

This 16 Days of Activism Caribbean women have broken their silence to expose daily experiences of street harassment and sexual violence. Their speaking out loud highlights that violence against women is a lived reality for many of our loved ones and can have life or death consequences. All persons have a responsibility to see that we eliminate all forms of violence against women and girls.     Barbados Standing in your own power, truth and dignity as an individual were the... More

Counting the Costs of GBV

Thursday, December 8, 2016

It is not enough to tell victims of gender based violence to break their silence and leave, there’s need for mechanisms and systems that fully support the victim taking that step. More

Gender Justice Reform and Institutional Strengthening

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

UN Women is working to support the Caribbean Association of Judicial Officers identify and address the social, economic and cultural circumstances that perpetuate sex and gender-related human rights violations. More

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