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Orange the world: Fund, respond, prevent, collect
In Focus: 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence

As countries implemented lockdown measures to stop the spread of the coronavirus, violence against women intensified. At the same time, legal, health and social support services became limited and less accessible. For the 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence (25 November to 10 December 2020), UN Women’s Generation Equality campaign is amplifying the call for global action to bridge funding gaps, ensure essential services for survivors of violence during the COVID-19 crisis, focus on prevention, and collection of data that can improve life-saving services for women and girls. 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

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    Take action: 10 ways you can help end violence against women, even during a pandemic

    In 2020, COVID-19 touched our lives in nearly every way, everywhere, as countries went into lockdown and restricted movement to contain the spread of the virus. As doors closed and isolation began, reports of all forms of violence against women and girls, particularly domestic violence, began to rise. Ending violence against women is everyone’s business. Here are just ten ways you can make a difference. More

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    16 Days 2020 - Orange the World: Fund, Respond, Prevent, Collect!

    The UN Secretary-General’s UNiTE to End Violence against Women campaign will mark the 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence, from 25 November to 10 December, under the theme, “Orange the World: Fund, Respond, Prevent, Collect!” More

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    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

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

    Generation Equality

    To mark the 25th anniversary of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action, UN Women is launching a new campaign, “Generation Equality—Realizing women’s rights and an equal future”. The campaign demands equal pay, equal sharing of unpaid care and domestic work, an end to sexual harassment and all forms of violence against women and girls, health-care services that respond to their needs, and their equal participation in political life and decision-making in all areas of life. More

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    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.

With the will, there’s a way to end violence against women
UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka. Photo: Kea Taylor.

In a statement for the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka says: "As we face COVID-19’s devastation, there has never been a more important moment to resolve to put our combined resources and commitment behind the biggest issues, and to end violence against women and girls, for good."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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