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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

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

Increasing Women’s Leadership and Voice in Health and National Decision Making

Wednesday, March 9, 2016

On this International Women’s Day and one week before the start of the 60th Commission on the Status of Women, which will focus on implementation of the SDGs, the SDGs and Agenda 2030 for Sustainable Development established the centrality of Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment (GEWE) and the imperative to ‘leave no one behind’. Women and girls can play a vital leadership role in promoting community participation and must be sought out as active partners in community development and national growth, including in the fight against Zika. More

UN Women’s Fund for Gender Equality awards USD 7.3 million for implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

UN Women's Fund for Gender Equality has expanded it's global grant-making portfolio to 80 Countries in six years, More

Women of Achievement - First JDF Female Commander

Monday, July 28, 2014

She was brought up by a single mother in rural Jamaica, in a family of modest means. Today she is the Commanding Officer of Jamaica’s Coast Guard, the first woman to attain the prestigious position in the island state, as well as the entire Caribbean region. Commander Antonette Wemyss-Gorman learnt early in life never to accept ‘no’ for an answer. Her mantra: “I can do that!” More

Progress for women in politics but glass ceiling remains firm

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

The Women in Politics Map 2014 launched by the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) and UN Women shows that while progress on women’s political participation continues to be largely positive across the world, glass ceilings remain firmly in place for women at the highest levels. More

Women shareholders in Jamaica board rooms are ready to achieve their fair share

Friday, September 7, 2012

In a world where business is still dominated by men, a new coalition in Jamaica is working to open up boardrooms to women and work together to find their leadership potential. More

Caribbean Young Womens Leadership Network Established

Monday, June 18, 2012

Participants in the recently concluded young women’s leadership training programme lauded the training for the tools gained and the supporting network to advance young women’s leadership in the region. More

Young Women Invited to Apply to Inaugural Leadership Training Programme

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

ST.JOHN’S (15 MAY) - The Caribbean Institute for Women in Leadership (CIWIL) is inviting young women (21-30), nationals and residents of Antigua and Barbuda, Barbados, Dominica, Grenada, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, and Trinidad and Tobago to submit applications for the first Young Women’s Training Institute More

Statement to the First Regular Session of the Executive Board, United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Speech delivered by Ms. Michelle Bachelet, Under-Secretary-General and Executive Director, at the opening of the First Regular Session of the Executive Board of the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women), 24 January 2011. More

Executive Director Michelle Bachelet Outlines Action Agenda To Advance Equality As UN Women Completes One Year

Thursday, February 2, 2012

At a press conference in New York today, UN Women Executive Director Michelle Bachelet called for galvanizing greater commitment and action for women and gender equality, as political and economic upheaval threaten progress on womens rights More

CIWiL Salutes the Female Contenders of St Lucias General Elections

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

St. John’s, 12thDecember 2011 – The Caribbean Institute for Women in Leadership (CIWiL) noted that the participation of women leaders in the 2011 General Elections was notably high in St. Lucia, as an unprecedented number stepped forward as contenders. More

16 Days of Activism Against Gender Violence - Caribbean Observance

Saturday, November 26, 2011

The 16 Days of Activism Against Gender Violence is an international campaign originating from the first Women’s Global Leadership Institute sponsored by the Center for Women’s Global Leadership in 1991. More

World Leaders Draw Attention to Central Role of Womems Political Participation in Democracy

Monday, September 19, 2011

Women make up less than 10 percent of world leaders. Globally less than one in five members of parliament is a woman. The 30 percent critical mass mark for women’s representation in parliament has been reached or exceeded in only 28 countries. More

More women are needed in Caribbean Parliaments

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Caribbean women parliamentarians are calling for more women to participate in the political process to ensure increased participation in political decision-making and governance and a balanced approach to development. More

Training Opportunity - Advancing Caribbean Women's Leadership Skills and Political Participation

Sunday, June 5, 2011

Women’s equal participation in politics is a fundamental prerequisite for genuine democracy which not only facilitates women’s direct engagement in public decision-making but ensures that the needs of half of the population are taken in to account through the implementation of equitable and just policies. More

UN WOMEN - CCWA National Consultation

Monday, May 9, 2011

HIV exposes socio-economic and gender inequalities like a flood light in a narrow corridor, stated UN WOMEN Regional Programme Director Roberta Clarke at the National Consultation on “Advancing Women’s Leadership and Advocacy for HIV Action" in Grenada recently. More

CIWIL invites applications for their Transformational Leadership Training Programme

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Caribbean Women who are already active or aspiring to political or public leadershipare being offered an opportunity to develop and build on their leadership and governance capacities. More

UN WOMEN Call For Proposals

Friday, February 11, 2011

The UN WOMEN Caribbean Office invites submission of project proposals from networks and organisations - governmental and non-governmental organisations focusing on initiatives that are most effective in advancing women’s human rights under one or more of the following thematic areas: More

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