Created through a strategic partnership of UN Women, the European Union and ILO, the Win-Win: Gender Equality means Good Business programme aims to strengthen women’s leadership and economic empowerment in the private sector.
The goal is to promote the economic empowerment of women through acknowledging the role of women as beneficiaries and partners of growth and development and increasing the commitment and capacities of private and public actors to drive organisational change regarding gender equality and women’s empowerment. Jamaica is the lone Caribbean country in this six-nation programme.
8th March 2019, Kingston, Jamaica: An annual global collaboration across stock exchanges to ‘Ring the Bell for Gender Equality’ saw for the first time, the Jamaica Stock Exchange participating as the sole Caribbean in observance of International Women’s Day 2019. The Win-Win: Gender Equality means Good Business Programme which is a strategic partnership between UN Women, The European Union and the International Labour Organisation (ILO) partnered with the Jamaica Stock Exchange, IDB-Invest, and significantly with the Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport, the Honourable Olivia Grange, ringing the bell to declare their support for gender equality and equal opportunities for women and men. Read more >>
Women’s economic empowerment is one of the main thematic areas of focus of UN Women. This focus is not limited to women’s access to personal income, but also to the control and use of resources and the fulfillment of their rights, capacities and interests. This initiative is being implemented in six countries of Latin America and The Caribbean (LAC) – Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Costa Rica, Jamaica and Uruguay, with UN Women Brazil coordinating the programme’s regional implementation – and in the European Union.
Dr. Denise Chevannes-Vogel