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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

Guidelines for Equal Access to Justice

Friday, July 28, 2017

UN Women Deputy Representative Tonni Brodber. Photo: UN Women/Sharon Carter-Burke Guyana, July 2017 : Work has begun on a two-year project towards enhancing access to justice with the Judiciary of Guyana. UN Women Multi-Country Office – Caribbean, the Caribbean Association of Judicial Officers (CAJO) and the JURIST-CCJ project which is supported by the Government of Canada Global Affairs are collaborating on this initiative with the Judiciary of Guyana. This project includes... More

Joint Statement of support in the lead-up to the Bahamian Constitutional Referendum

Wednesday, June 1, 2016

The Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR), UNICEF, UN Women, the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) and the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) commend the Bahamas for the steps it is taking to allow the Bahamian people to vote on 7 June 2016 on four amendments that promote gender equality in citizenship matters under the Constitution of the Commonwealth of the Bahamas. More

UN Commission on the Status of Women urges gender-responsive implementation of Agenda 2030

Friday, March 25, 2016

The 60th session of the UN Commission on the Status of Women concluded today with UN Member States committing to the gender-responsive implementation of Agenda 2030. A set of agreed conclusions called for enhancing the basis for rapid progress, including stronger laws, policies and institutions, better data and scaled-up financing. 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

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

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

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

Galvanizing global attention, world leaders, celebrities and activists unveil PLANET 50-50 by 2030: Step It Up for Gender Equality

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

At a star-studded event today in New York City, high-powered speakers took the stage to put out a clarion call: a firm expiry date of 2030 for gender inequality, with real equality being nothing short of 50-50. The packed Planet 50-50 by 2030: Step It Up for Gender Equality event was a UN Women-hosted celebration for the 20th anniversary of the historic Fourth World Conference on Women in Beijing. Speakers called for bolder actions from governments and louder mobilization from citizens to move forward the agenda on women’s rights and gender equality, saying progress in the last 20 years has been too slow. 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

International Women’s Day – Step it up for gender equality

Friday, March 6, 2015

Many countries including the Caribbean have created institutions that address gender inequality. Many have passed laws against gender-based discrimination. Many have made domestic violence a crime. There has been some progress in the last 20 years – but it has been slow and uneven. Today, not one single country has achieved gender equality as outlined in the BPfA. 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

Empower rural women - End hunger and poverty

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Message of Michelle Bachelet Executive, Director of UN Women: "Empower rural women: End hunger and poverty". This International Women's Day, I join women around the globe in solidarity for human rights, dignity and equality. More

Justice Still Out of Reach for Millions of Women

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Flagship report from the UN’s new organization for women recognizes progress, but calls on governments to take urgent action to end the injustices that keep women poorer and less powerful than men in every country in the world. 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

Caribbean Office Celebrates the Launch of UN WOMEN

Friday, March 11, 2011

The Caribbean Sub Regional Office recently celebrated the launch of UN WOMEN together with partners drawn from the Government, non-governmental and civil society organisations, UN sister agencies and other development partners. More

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