Caribbean Gender Portal
All Caribbean countries have signed the Convention on the Elimination of all forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW). In so doing, governments across the region have committed to and are accountable for both protecting and ensuring equal rights for women and girls. In the Caribbean, the responsibility for reporting on the states’ commitments to gender equality rest with the designated Ministry and/ or Ministerial Department with a mandate for either gender equality, women’s empowerment, or both.
In this regard, it is imperative that where information is not available it be prioritised, collected, and harmonised and where it is, it be organised and made readily available. In so doing, stakeholders can begin to meaningfully account for the status of women and girls across the region.
UN Women has developed this portal to support continued collaboration and information sharing with regional and international partners on the status of gender equality in the Caribbean. Through thematic discussions and country profiles this portal explores both regional and national context for women’s rights gender equality across Caribbean. It aims to support UN Women’s priorities to gender equality while simultaneously facilitating access to information on which national commitments to equality can be upheld and strengthened.
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