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Orange the World in support of the 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence

Friday, November 24, 2017

In line with the SDGs this year’s theme for the global campaign is “Leave No One Behind: End Violence against Women and Girls”. 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

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

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

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

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

A Life Free of Violence – it’s Everyone’s Right

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Violence is the most egregious form of discrimination society can perpetuate. Sexual violence is at no time a matter to be treated lightly – not as part of a rumour mill, not as a casual aside, and never for the sake of jokes and amusement. More

Film festival wins hearts and minds to end violence against women and girls

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

The inaugural Step It Up Film Festival to End Violence Against Women and Girls came to a close at the Errol Barrow Centre for Creative Imagination as a standing room only audience viewed four films by female filmmakers on issues including domestic violence and parental abuse. 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

Step It Up to End Violence From Policy to Action

Thursday, November 26, 2015

Representative UN Women Multi-Country Office – Caribbean Christine Arab launching the Step it Up Film Festival. UN Women/Kurt Haynes 25 November 2015, Bridgetown, Barbados : The medium of film is a powerful way of taking us inside other people’s lives, forging an emotional bond between us and those on the screen, and we virtually try to direct an ending where the characters come out the winners. In that same vein, the Step It Up to End Violence Against Women and Girls Film... More

Let’s Step it Up to End Violence against Women and Girls!

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

UN Women MCO Caribbean is partnering with Population Services Inc. (PSI), Trinidad and Tobago and IGDS: Nita Barrow Unit, UWI Cave Hill to host a film festival in Barbados and Trinidad and Tobago. More

UN Secretary General says MOU signed by the Government of Barbados and UN Women is a step towards improved access to justice for women victims of gender based violence

Friday, July 3, 2015

UN Women today signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Office of the Attorney General of the Government of Barbados to support strengthening of the resources of the police and Courts to effectively respond to cases of violence against women. More

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon gives key note address at the “Justice and Response – Ending Gender-Based Violence in Barbados” event

Thursday, July 2, 2015

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon gave the key note address at the “Justice and Response – Ending Gender-Based Violence in Barbados” event to support The Memorandum of Understanding being signed by the Office of the Attorney General and UN Women Caribbean MCO that will boost efforts to end gender-based violence. 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

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

UNiTE Caribbean Artiste Michael "Mikey" Mercer Continues Support to EVAW

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Bridgetown, Barbados - Recognised across Barbados as a celebrity advocate working for an end to violence against women and girls, UNiTE Caribbean Artist Michael “Mikey” Mercer participated in several outreach activities during the 2014 – 16 Days of Activism to End Violence Against Women and Girls: Mikey participated in the UN Women MCO Caribbean launch of its social mobilisation work in the Eastern Caribbean, which focuses on mobilising communities, and boys and men, in... More

UN Women MCO Caribbean and The Lanterns at Hastings hold Orange Your Neighbourhood outreach activity

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

The United Nations Sub- Regional Team for Barbados and the Eastern Caribbean in partnership with “the Lanterns at Hastings” shopping centre held an “ Orange Your Neighbourhood” outreach for to the customers of the shopping centre in nearby vicinity to UN House. More

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