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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

From where I stand: Leaving no one behind in Barbuda

Thursday, December 7, 2017

As the hurricane season ends in the Caribbean, and three months since Hurricane Irma caused the entire island of Barbuda to evacuate, Farmala Jacobs, Acting Executive Director of the Directorate of Gender Affairs of Antigua and Barbuda says the devastating hurricanes across the Caribbean this year show that we can no longer afford to leave anyone behind, and most certainly not women and girls. More

UN Women providing gender and humanitarian assistance to women and girls impacted by Hurricane Irma

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

A gender focus in humanitarian crises ensures a more targetted response, taking into account the specific needs of women, men, girls and boys. UN Women in responding to the hurricane impacted Caribbean countries, circulated a gender alert which acts as a guideline for a gender integrated response. More

Dignity Kits distribution begins for Barbuda women and girls

Sunday, September 10, 2017

With the urgent need for hygiene products specifically for women, UN Women and UNFPA joint support meant that these supplies were distributed to women who had been evacuated from Barbuda, on the very same day they arrived in Antigua. 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

Enhancing Social Assistance for all Recipients

Thursday, September 22, 2016

UN Women MCO-Caribbean is supporting the Ministry of Social Transformation and Human Resource Development in Antigua and Barbuda, with the development of a database of beneficiaries for the country's main cash transfer programme for households living in poverty - the "Board of Guardians" programme. More

Antigua and Barbuda Consultation on CEDAW reporting and implementation for state partners

Thursday, February 4, 2016

UN Women and the Directorate of Gender Affairs in Antigua and Barbuda recently supported consultations on CEDAW reporting and implementation for state partners and members of civil society organisations. 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

Changing the world through our participation: Caribbean overview of the Sustainable Development Goals

Monday, August 31, 2015

The priorities set to inform next steps around the localisation of the SDGs in the Caribbean were identified at a regional meeting of Ministers responsible for Gender Affairs, Parliamentarians and stakeholders towards ensuring a Caribbean voice and focus on Gender Equality in the emerging global sustainable development agenda. More

Shaping the Caribbean SDGs priorities to be responsive to the needs of women and men

Monday, June 22, 2015

As we get set to embrace a new global development roadmap, what will this mean for the Caribbean? What must our priorities be and how will we make them known to ensure that the Caribbean needs are given high visibility and programmed for action and finance? More

Progress Report presented to Antigua and Barbuda Minister of Social Transformation

Friday, May 8, 2015

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. More

Making national budgets responsive to child and gender equality needs and rights

Thursday, May 7, 2015

Under a joint UN programme, UN Women, UNICEF and the OECS Commission are supporting national budget directors and finance officers from the Eastern Caribbean in conducting the gender analysis to design and cost measures, the outcome of which are budgets that are child and gender responsive. 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

Building a Future with Womens Vision

Friday, March 16, 2012

Unable to take one more night of abuse from her father, she wanted to take her life. But that was not to be her final act; she was saved by a teacher. Told in the voice of a teacher relating an encounter with a student, women from all sectors came together to share their lived realities with gender based and sexual violence. 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

Caribbean officers to undertake domestic violence and sexual offences training

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

It is expected that the law enforcement response to gender-based violence reports will be strengthened for several countries as selected officers embark on a two week internship programme with the Ottawa (Canada) Police Services Department. More

Caribbean Police Officers Receiving UN Police Training for Sexual and Gender-Based Crimes

Thursday, July 21, 2011

The UN Women Caribbean Office is pleased to announce that three regional police officers will join 17 international counterparts for a Train the Trainer Course on the United Nations Police Standardised training on prevention and investigation of sexual and gender-based crimes, in Kigali, Rwanda from 18-29 July 2011. More

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