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In Focus: UN Commission on the Status of Women (CSW65)

This year, the 65th session of the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women (CSW65), the UN’s largest annual gathering on gender equality and women’s empowerment, will take place from 15 to 26 March, under the theme, “Women's full and effective participation and decision-making in public life, as well as the elimination of violence, for achieving gender equality and the empowerment of all women and girls”. More

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    International Women's Day 2021

    The theme for International Women’s Day (8 March) 2021 is “Women in leadership: Achieving an equal future in a COVID-19 world”. The theme celebrates the tremendous efforts by women and girls around the world in shaping a more equal future and recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic. More

  • Generation Equality: Realizing women’s rights for an equal future

    Generation Equality

    Join UN Women’s Generation Equality campaign to accelerate gender equality actions and mark the 25th anniversary of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action, the most visionary agenda for women’s rights and empowerment everywhere. The campaign demands equal pay, equal sharing of unpaid care and domestic work, an end to all forms of violence against women and girls, women’s leadership and access to health. More

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

    Caribbean Women Count: The 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. More

  • 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. 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

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.

Connected girls create brighter futures
UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka. Photo: Kea Taylor.

In a statement for the International Day of Girls in ICT, UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka said: "Today, and every day, we recognize that digital power must be in the hands of girls." More

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Step It Up – End Gender-Based Violence in the Caribbean

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.

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