Caribbean Gender Advocates

Date: Thursday, February 18, 2016

UN Women Gender Advocates Training funded by the Canada Fund for Local Initiatives

Caribbean Gender Advocates, Photo: UN Women/Gabrielle Henderson

 

St. George’s GRENADA: How can we in our communities transform attitudes and behaviours which perpetuate the root causes of gender-based discrimination that are reinforcing unequal relations of power between women and men?

Social mobilisation or community-led strategies to address gender-based violence is the focus of a UN Women Gender Advocates Training Workshop being held in Grenada.

With funding from the Canada Fund for Local Initiatives, the workshop represents partnerships in development. The participants are Caribbean practitioners who work at the community level around issues of social justice, youth and gender, who are working with UN Women to develop strategies and initiatives which can be used in communities to address harmful masculinity at the root of these power imbalances and for addressing violence against women and girls.

Under the HeForShe campaign the workshop is part of UN Women’s work on social mobilisation to address Gender Based Violence in the Eastern Caribbean. #‎HeforShe is a global solidarity movement for gender equality developed by UN Women to engage men and boys as advocates and agents of change for the achievement of gender equality and women’s rights.

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