Assessing the Institutional & Cultural Environments for Gender Equality Programming in the Caribbean

Date: Saturday, December 10, 2011

“…Although efforts of international, regional and national institutions have created driving forces that have pushed women beyond the boundary of the private domain and an acceptance of shifting ideologies about feminine roles and functions, on their part, a concomitant shift has not occurred in the ideologies undergirding the construction of masculinity particularly in relation to the private domain”.

Excerpt from the presentation “Assessing the Institutional & Cultural Environments for Gender Equality Programming in the Caribbean”   delivered by Professor Barbara Bailey to the Regional Advisory Group on Gender and Development meeting on 8-9 December 2011, at UN House, Barbados.

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The Regional Advisory Group on Gender brings together agencies and organisations working at the regional level on gender and development issues, to ensure a more coordinated approach to development programming; to act as an advisory mechanism for the various partners individually and collectively; and to provide a forum for the exchange of experiences and ideas coming out of programming in the region.

The group is co-chaired by UN Women and CARICOM.

 A recipient of the CARICOM Triennial Award for Women, Professor Barbara Bailey has distinguished herself in the field of education, gender studies and research. She has been and continues to be a strong advocate of gender equality and equity through her teaching and research activities.