“Disasters are intensifying at an alarming rate. More extreme weather, combined with poor planning and adaptation measures, is exposing millions of people who do not have recourse to social protection, to loss of homes, lives, and livelihoods. That exposure to harm is not uniform… women and girls are being left out and left behind, caught up in a vicious cycle of impact and neglect.” - UN Women Executive Director Sima Bahous
As the Hurricane season begins in the Caribbean, UN Women Multi Country Office- Caribbean has the necessary resources for gender-responsive approaches for building disaster risk resilience based on localized data and insights.
The Strategic Plan 2022-2025 will guide UN Women’s work in the Caribbean for the next four years. With an eye toward the 2030 deadline to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals, it details how UN Women will catalyse urgent and sustained action to achieve gender equality and the empowerment of all women and girls.
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.
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
Generation Equality Midpoint Moment
Mark your calendars: The Midpoint Moment for Generation Equality will take place at the UN HQ in New York City and online on 17 September 2023.
The 2023 Generation Equality Midpoint event provides an important opportunity to mobilize sustained attention to and investment in gender equality as an accelerator for the SDGs at a time when women’s rights are under increased threats globally and progress has stalled and reversed in more than 30 percent of the SDGs and will be featured as part of the SDG Acceleration Day.
Learn more about Generation Equality from Project Executive of the Generation Equality Initiative and Regional Director of UN Women Americas and the Caribbean, Maria Noel Vaeza.
More information here: https://forum.generationequality.org/event/generation-equality-midpoint-moment
Countries in the Caribbean Basin, many of which are SIDS, face unique economic/fiscal constraints and are among the world’s most at-risk for climate-related disasters. The pandemic exacerbated these challenges, especially for the region’s tourism-dependent economies, with devastating ripple effects on the agriculture sector. Persistent gender inequalities and labour force segregation mean women have been hit hardest, experiencing disproportionate job loss and burdening increased child and eldercare duties, hindering their economic participation.