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Jamaica’s “Gender Equality means Good Business Programme” Launched – A Win-Win for Women, Business and National Development

Sunday, September 30, 2018

Jamaica has been encouraged to work to realise the vision of a Prosperous Inclusive and Enabling society, that enables women to have an equal opportunity for a share of the “Economic PIE”. More

Win-Win: Gender Equality means Good Business programme launched in Jamaica

Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Kingston, Jamaica: September 25, 2018 The  Win-Win: Gender Equality means Good Business  has been launched in Jamaica. Around 90 per cent of people employed globally, work in the private sector. Given this statistic, the “ Win-Win: Gender Equality means Good Business ” programme has the potential to transform the world of work. UN Women  Regional Win-Win Coordinator Esther Senso Ruiz explained that Win-Win is a strategic partnership between UN Women, the... More

PRESS RELEASE: Climate Change And Gender Specialists Meet In Jamaica

Monday, September 17, 2018

This week, more than 30 specialists from the Caribbean will meet in Jamaica for the first time to discuss two very important topics – gender equality and climate change adaptation planning – and how they intersect. More

Press Release: Jamaica First National Survey on Gender-Based Violence Launched

Thursday, June 21, 2018

More than 1 in every 4 women in Jamaica has experienced intimate partner physical and sexual violence in their lifetime. The first comprehensive Jamaica national survey on gender-based violence revealed a prevalence of 27.8 per cent women affected. Additionally, 1 of every 4 women (25.2 per cent) has experienced physical violence alone at the hands of a male partner. 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

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

Coverage: Executive Director in the Caribbean

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka is in the Caribbean region for the first time this week, making stops in Barbados, followed by Jamaica. A key emphasis of the Executive Director’s visit will be on the importance of human security and safety of women and girls in the region. More

UN Women Executive Director to emphasize human security and safety of women during her visit to the Caribbean

Monday, October 31, 2016

UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka will be visiting the Caribbean region for the first time this week, making stops in Barbados, followed by Jamaica. More

Jamaica Ratifies Domestic Workers Decent Work Convention

Thursday, September 22, 2016

Prime Minister Andrew Holness has announced that the government, due to its commitment to empower women economically has signed the instrument of ratification of ILO Convention C 189 (also known as the Domestic Workers Convention) according to an official statement from the Office of the Prime Minister. More

The Fastest Man in the World is HeForShe

Thursday, July 14, 2016

Usain Bolt, Jamaica’s Olympic champion and “the fastest man in the world” has signed on to the HeForShe Campaign. More

SDGs and Governance: Towards Realising Gender Equality

Friday, June 3, 2016

Too often there is a misunderstanding that gender responsive governance is governance specific only to women’s rights and needs. UN Women MCO Caribbean, Deputy Representative Tonni Brodber recently facilitated a training session for ParlAmericas’ Anglophone membership on applying gender and intersectionality to parliamentary work. More

Gender and Zika: What you need to know

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Kingston, Jamaica : UN Women and UNFPA, in partnership with the Ministry of Health, hosted a Town Hall dialogue on the Gender Dimensions of the Zika Virus in Kingston, Jamaica. Photos: UN Women/Kristina Godfrey Moderated by Dr. Michael Abrahams, a renowned social commentator and OBGYN, the panel spoke to a diverse range of issues. From detailed discussions on the virus, its consequences and prevention of the its spread, including the reality of sexual transmission of the virus by... More

PowerHERful Women

Monday, March 14, 2016

In a Tribute to PowerHERful Women - #Her Legacy, Women's Empowerment for Change (WE-Change) celebrated the life, work and impact of 16 cross-generational women who “Step It Up for Gender Equality” in their families, communities, organisations, the nation and the wider Caribbean region. More

16 Days of Activism Caribbean Calendar of Events

Friday, November 27, 2015

Orange The World: Step It Up To End Violence Against Women And Girls More

The Jamaica Rwanda South South Dialogue

Thursday, November 19, 2015

Birthed from a desire to reunite their country which had been torn apart by civil war, the women of Rwanda began the journey of reconciliation. It was this early commitment to work together which they attribute to the country leading the world in women’s representation in Parliament. More

Jamaica - Rwanda South South Exchange

Monday, November 9, 2015

In the Caribbean, women are often described as the foot soldiers of the political parties, yet despite a consistently strong showing as voters, their voice and needs are not always reflected; and their presence in elected and appointed decision-making positions remains limited. More

Measuring Gender Equity in the Caribbean

Thursday, July 23, 2015

For Governments to assess the status of women and men and to better understand the impact and shaping of policies, it is essential that analysis and dissemination of socio-economic data is continued on a systematic basis. More

Caribbean Study Tour

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

United Nations Special Rapporteur on Violence against Women, its Causes and Consequences, as well as Commissioner Tracy Robinson, in her capacity as Rapporteur on the Rights of Women of the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights, jointly conducted a study visit to four English-speaking Caribbean countries More

MCO Caribbean salutes FES Jamaica and the Eastern Caribbean

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Over the years, UNIFEM/UN Women has had the benefit of partnership with Friedrich Ebert Stiftung (FES) in the Caribbean on such a range of issues - trade, green economy, political participation, governance. More

UN Women MCO Caribbean launches HeForShe

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Bridgetown, Barbados : This year's celebration of International Women's Day under the theme, Empowering Women, Empowering Humanity: Picture it! - represents a unique opportunity to position gender equality and women's empowerment at the heart of the global agenda. This from UN Women Officer-in-charge Gabrielle Henderson as she addressed the UN Women MCO Caribbean IWD Town Hall meeting; Step It Up for Gender Equality - Engaging Men and Boys. ... More

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