Tribute to Mary Alison McLean - Representative, UN Women Multi-Country Office for the Caribbean (MCO-Caribbean)
Cultivating change: Women farmers in Dominica find new paths to market amidst COVID-19 shutdowns
To support the women farmers during this crisis, UN Women is working to connect women farmers to new outlets and market opportunities. Learn more
The COVID-19 pandemic is not just a health issue. It is a profound shock to our societies and economies, and women are at the heart of care and response efforts underway. UN Women is bringing up-to-date information and analysis on how and why gender matters in COVID-19 response. More
The theme of International Youth Day 2020, “Youth Engagement for Global Action”, highlights all the ways that young people are enriching institutions, contributing solutions and shaping decisions in their communities, countries and globally. On International Youth Day, uplift the voices and experiences of youth in action. More
To mark the 25th anniversary of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action, UN Women is launching a new campaign, “Generation Equality—Realizing women’s rights and an equal future”. The campaign demands equal pay, equal sharing of unpaid care and domestic work, an end to sexual harassment and all forms of violence against women and girls, health-care services that respond to their needs, and their equal participation in political life and decision-making in all areas of life. More
The Generation Equality Forum is a civil society-centred, global gathering for gender equality, convened by UN Women and co-hosted by the governments of Mexico and France. Kicking off in Mexico City, Mexico (7-8 May 2020) and culminating in Paris, France (7-10 July 2020) the Forum will launch a set of concrete, ambitious and transformative actions to achieve immediate and irreversible progress towards gender equality. More
An Interactive Learning Portal for Parliamentarians. This portal is a joint-initiative of ParlAmericas and the UN Women Multi-Country Office - Caribbean. It is designed for self-guided learning and includes resources for in-person trainings. ParlAmericas gratefully acknowledges financial support from the Government of Canada used in developing this portal. The downloadable tools on this portal were developed by the UN Women Multi-Country Office - Caribbean More
- Statement by UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka for International Youth Day, 2020: “Youth Engagement for Global Action”
- Press release: UN Women and Inter-American Development Bank urge governments to integrate gender as a catalyst for economic recovery (COVID-19) in the Caribbean
- Government of Canada Supports Efforts to Tackle Gender Based Violence and COVID-19 in Belize
- Media advisory: UN gathering to call for a stronger multilateral approach to deliver on the Beijing Platform for Action – the blueprint for advancing gender equality
Update regarding the Generation Equality Forum timeline
We have all watched with concern the rapid increase in the numbers of people all over the world affected by the COVID-19 disease. The World Health Organization (WHO) has, on 11 March 2020, characterized the outbreak of this disease as a pandemic and has called for a comprehensive, all-of-society strategy to prevent infections, save lives and minimize impact. In light of the current global COVID-19 situation, the timelines of the convening of the Generation Equality Forum are being reviewed. The health and well-being of participants is our paramount concern and we continue to follow the recommendations of national and international public health authorities concerning the coronavirus (COVID-19). More information on the revised convening will be available in the next days. In the meantime we seek your support and solidarity until we have more information to share.
"Young people bring new energy for the long road ahead"
In a statement for International Youth Day, UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka highlights the immense value of young people who are at the forefront of global action for change, both in responding to the pandemic and in working to address the systemic inequalities it has unearthed. More
This documentary presents UN Women strategies incorporating community-led intervention and advocacy efforts aimed at building a critical mass of individuals and groups engaged in activism against gender-based violence.