Progress Report presented to Antigua and Barbuda Minister of Social Transformation

Date: Friday, May 8, 2015

Progress presentation to Antigua and Barbuda Minister of Social Transformation
Photo Caption: (from left) Antigua and Barbuda Minister of Social Transformation, the Honourable Samantha Marshall and UN Women Regional Advisor Economic Empowerment – Elizabeth Villagomez Morales. Photo: UN Women/Sharon Carter-Burke.

As part of continued advocacy efforts around the recent launch of the UN Women flagship publication Progress of the World’s Women 2015-2016: Transforming Economies, Realizing Rights”, UN Women Regional Advisor Economic Empowerment – Elizabeth Villagomez Morales presented a copy to the Antigua and Barbuda Minister of Social Transformation, the Honourable Samantha Marshall.

The occasion was day two of a UN Women, UNICEF and OECS Commission-organised regional workshop on child and gender responsive budgeting being held in Antigua and Barbuda for budget directors and senior public officers of the social transformation ministries from the Eastern Caribbean states and the British overseas territories.

The UN Women Regional Advisor noted that the child and gender responsive budgeting focus is grounded in the human rights obligations and commitments enshrined in the Convention for the Elimination of all Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW), the Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) and the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action.