ParlGender Toolkits for Parliamentarians Launched
UN Women MCO Caribbean under the UN Trust Fund for Human Security (UNTFHS) Joint Programme launches toolkits for Caribbean Parliamentarians on the ParlGender Tools E-platform. Learn more
Joint SDG Fund Project on Building Back Equal through Innovative Financing for Gender Equality and Women's Empowerment
The United Nations Joint SDG Fund has injected nearly $1 million into a programme in the Bahamas designed to empower women, youth, and people living with disabilities Learn more
Local Private Sector benefits from EU-UN Workshop to end VAW
The private sector in Jamaica participated in a recent workshop hosted by Caribbean Women in Leadership (CIWiL) under the theme, “Promoting Freedom from Violence in our Workplaces and Communities" Learn more
Global Affairs Canada, UN and Saint Lucian government launch the Build Back Equal Project
Women in St. Lucia are set to benefit from a social protection project that will boost their economic resilience which will contribute to the island's COVID-19 recovery. Learn more
UN & Jamaica Government Launch New Effort to Mitigate COVID-19 Impact
US $1M Investment to Strengthen Social Protection Systems. Learn more
Ensuring Women small business owners and entrepreneurs can cash in on investments
How can we make sure women and marginalised groups are part of the ecosystem creating employment and also accessing the opportunities for economic growth? Learn more
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UN Women Caribbean Publications
Knowledge Products that focus on accelerating gender equality in the Caribbean

This year, the UN Women Multi Country Office – Caribbean has produced over 17 publications in the context of the Caribbean region to advance gender equality and women’s empowerment. These products focus on topics ranging from Gender Inequality in Climate Change and Disaster Risk Resilience, the impact of COVID-19 on front line workers, Universal childcare and the Status of Women and Men in the context of Innovative Financing and much more. These knowledge products provide cutting-edge research and best practices that can lead to innovations and change across Small Island Developing States (SIDS).

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Caribbean Women Count: Ending Violence against Women and Girls Data Hub

Caribbean Women Count: The Ending Violence against Women and Girls Data Hub is a central repository of knowledge on the prevalence of the different forms of intimate partner violence (IPV) and non-partner sexual violence from five countries (Grenada, Guyana, Jamaica, Suriname and Trinidad and Tobago) and barriers to accessing services in CARICOM. 

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about parltools

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 

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Global Acceleration Plan

The Global Acceleration Plan for Gender Equality is a transformative roadmap designed by the Generation Equality Action Coalition leaders to advance concrete results in the six Action Coalition themes over five years.

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Donate now to help women and girls in Haiti

The August 14th earthquake in Haiti left a growing death toll, thousands of people displaced, and tens of thousands in need of emergency assistance. UN Women is on the ground leading actions to ensure the rights of women and girls are at the centre of the response.

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COVID-19 Response
In Focus: Gender equality matters in COVID-19 response

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. 

“Enough: We cannot stall progress any longer”
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Ms. Sima Sami Bahous. Photo:  UN Photo/Evan Schneider

In her remarks to the UN Security Council Open Debate on Women, Peace and Security, UN Women Executive Director Sima Bahous said: "If we want to see a tangible difference in the lives of women and girls and a paradigm shift in the way we confront peace and security issues, we need governments to step up." More ►