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Orange the Centre

UN Women Caribbean, WFP and Limegrove Lifestyle Centre partnered to “Orange the Centre” in Barbados as part of the launch activities for the #16Days global theme #OrangeTheWorld : END VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN NOW! 

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Universal Basic Income as a means of Gender-Responsive Social Protection

Weighing the Pros and Cons of UBI for Governments in the Caribbean and development organisations 

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UN Women and UNESCO partner on social justice and development programme

UN Women and UNESCO to strengthen women and youth owned businesses in the cultural and creative industries in the Caribbean, Latin America and Africa.

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“Ain't I A Woman? Black Women, Creativity and Development”

UN Women will be hosting a global art exhibition and online auction in New York City. ‘A Force for Change’ will showcase renowned Black women artists from across the world, including the Caribbean

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Unpaid care – care of children, the elderly and sick underpins our national economies, greater investment needed
Highlights
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In focus: 16 Days of Activism against Gender-based Violence

The United Nations is marking the 16 Days of Activism against Gender-based Violence from 25 November to 10 December 2021, under the global theme set by the UN Secretary-General’s UNiTE campaign: “Orange the World: End Violence against Women Now!” 

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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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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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Act for Equal

#ActforEqual is a new campaign to drive attention, excitement and action towards the upcoming Generation Equality Forum. Through the campaign you can show your support, take action for gender equality and help propel major commitments to the Action Coalition Goals. We can’t wait any longer for gender equality. It’s time to #ActforEqual

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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. 

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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 

“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 ►