The 2023 UNiTE campaign theme is Invest to Prevent Violence Against Women & Girls (VAWG) and will focus on the importance of financing different prevention strategies to stop violence from occurring in the first place. This year, the MCO in the Caribbean is calling on all governments in the region to allocate national budget to prevent violence against women and girls, including through their own national action plans and prevention across education, health, and social protection sectors by incorporating VAWG prevention. No matter who you are in the society, we call on you to be AN ALLY in preventing VAWG by taking a stand publicly, engaging in activities and events to raise awareness of VAWG in their communities.
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
Generation Equality remains a critical advocacy and programming initiative 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.
Learn more from Project Executive of the Generation Equality Initiative and Regional Director of UN Women Americas and the Caribbean, Maria Noel Vaeza.
More information here
With funding from Global Affairs Canada, UN Women is leading implementation of the “Build Back Equal” project with UNFPA in Dominica, Grenada, Saint Lucia and Saint Vincent and the Grenadines. This 4-year joint project will contribute to women’s economic resilience in the Eastern Caribbean by taking a comprehensive approach to addressing the barriers women face to economic empowerment and providing increased sustainable opportunities for women’s economic growth.