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Crisis update: Restoring dignity and livelihoods after storms in the Caribbean

Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Nearly a year ago, catastrophic hurricanes devastated the Caribbean. After Hurricane Irma, almost the entire population of Barbuda, a small island in the eastern Caribbean, was driven to its twin island of Antigua. In Dominica, Hurricane Maria wiped out crops, equipment and infrastructure. In efforts to ensure that women both benefit from, and lend their expertise to the humanitarian response in the Caribbean, UN Women has been working with partners in the immediate aftermath of the storms and beyond. More

Getting women farmers back on their feet in Dominica

Tuesday, March 6, 2018

Six months on, since the Category 5 hurricane battered the small island nation, UN Women assessment shows what women want is assistance to get back on their feet and back to work, not handouts. 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

Applying Theatre Arts to address Gender Based Violence

Thursday, March 24, 2016

Highlighting social issues through the performing arts allows performance artists to express problems and negative behaviours in a way that their audiences can feel how these problems touch them personally. More

Women making it happen in the recovery from Tropical Storm Erika

Monday, November 9, 2015

Women are making a significant contribution in Dominica’s rebuilding process following the devastating and tragic impact of Tropical Storm Erika. Half of the shelter managers in Dominica are women and more than 64% of those volunteering with the Red Cross are women. More

UN Women supporting Partners in Dominica recovery efforts

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

As Dominica focusses on recovery after the passage of Tropical Storm Erika, UN Women, working in partnership with the UN System, is providing support to the Government of the Commonwealth of Dominica 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

In Dominica, a violence-prevention programme helps boys overcome gender stereotypes

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

As a preventive strategy to reduce the prevalence of violence against women and societal violence overall in a region with one of the highest rates of rape in the world*, UN Women’s Caribbean Office and its partners have developed a community intervention programme for boys aged 13-16. More

16 Days Activism 2012

Monday, November 19, 2012

The UN Women Caribbean Office is funding a number of NGO activities in response to its 2012-16 Days of Activism Call for Proposals. More

UN Women Violence Prevention Programme Piloted in Dominica and Antigua

Friday, March 16, 2012

Psychologist and Social Worker, Alex P. Vega, consultant to the UN Women 'Partnership for Peace Community Intervention Programme', noted that at the root of gender-based violence is anger, impulse control, and power and control issues and this all ties in with how men have been socialised about manhood. More

Indigenous Women from Belize Dominica Guyana and Suriname challenge exclusion and discrimination

Friday, October 10, 2008

Over 100 persons attended the opening of the UNIFEM/Ministry of Amerindian Affairs, Guyana on 'Caribbean Indigenous Women: Voice, Participation and Influence for Sustainable Development' on 9 October 2008 in Georgetown, Guyana. More

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