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In Saint Lucia, meaningful and effective public intervention in the childcare market is necessary to create a system that works for all parents/guardians and children, and that benefits the overall economy. In fact, an increase in access to quality early childhood services can have several social and economic benefits, and help to bring Saint Lucia closer to meeting various Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.
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This report makes an argument for public investment in universal childcare in Barbados; specifically, it explores the potential effects and benefits of investing in universal childcare. Effective provision of universal childcare is defined as one that eliminates barriers to equitable access and participation.
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This report documents the experience of piloting three stylized retrospective questions on unpaid domestic and care work in the Grenada Labour Force Survey (LFS) to generate Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) Indicator 5.4.1, i.e., proportion of time spent on unpaid domestic and care work, by sex, age and location.
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To ascertain the possible gender and social protection implications of the pandemic, UN Women together with the Ministry of Equity, Social Justice, Local Government and Empowerment of Saint Lucia embarked on a study entitled, “The Impact of COVID-19 on Women in Saint Lucia: A rapid appraisal of the situation of frontline workers, small entrepreneurs, pre-school teachers and hospitality workers”.
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This publication navigates the entrepreneurial journeys of three women in business in Jamaica; Rita Hilton, Founder and CEO, Carita Jamaica; Michelle Smith, Founder and CEO, Chocolate Dreams; Jean Lowrie- Chin, Founder and Executive Chairperson, PROComm.
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JMMB Group is a financial group serving over 325,000 clients in the Caribbean, with locations in Jamaica, Trinidad and Tobago and the Dominican Republic. In this case study, we explore how this group of companies used principle 2 of the Women’s Empowerment Principles to support the health and well-being of all employees and facilitate a family-first culture.
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The Private Sector Organisation of Jamaica (PSOJ) is a national organisation of private sector associations, companies and individuals working together to promote a competitive and productive private sector. The organisation influences issues of national policy of a political, social, or economic nature, as well as the development of the private sector. In the case study, learn more about how the PSOJ are advocating for gender equality in the workplace for all their member companies through training.
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The COVID-19 pandemic has been a profound shock to the Jamaican society and economy. There is no question that while health workers have been on the frontlines responding to COVID-19, the impact has been felt across all walks of society. While everyone is facing unprecedented challenges, the crisis has laid bare and exacerbated the growing economic divide within, between and across socio-economic groups, particularly for women. Women have had to balance work and the availability and affordability of care, and have experienced income loss and been at increased risk of gender-based violence. The COVID-19 pandemic has deepened existing inequalities.
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These documents were developed as a series of tools to support animators and social change agents who are organizing training sessions with sexual and gender based violence.
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This research brief is a part of a multi-country study titled "Building Responsive Policy: Gender, Sexual Culture and HIV/AIDS in the Caribbean". This International Development Research Centre (IDRC Canada)-funded research undertaken in Barbados, Suriname and Trinidad and Tobago (2008-09) was executed by the UN Women Multi-Country Office - Caribbean with partners - the University of the West Indies' (UWIHARP), Cave Hill, Barbados; the Stichting Ultimate Purpose, Suriname; the UWI Institute for...
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This research brief is a part of a multi-country study titled "Building Responsive Policy: Gender, Sexual Culture and HIV/AIDS in the Caribbean". This International Development Research Centre (IDRC Canada)-funded research undertaken in Barbados, Suriname and Trinidad and Tobago (2008-09) was executed by the UN Women Multi-Country Office - Caribbean with partners - the University of the West Indies' (UWIHARP), Cave Hill, Barbados; the Stichting Ultimate Purpose, Suriname; the UWI Institute for...
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This research brief is a part of a multi-country study titled "Building Responsive Policy: Gender, Sexual Culture and HIV/AIDS in the Caribbean". This International Development Research Centre (IDRC Canada)-funded research undertaken in Barbados, Suriname and Trinidad and Tobago (2008-09) was executed by the UN Women Multi-Country Office - Caribbean with partners - the University of the West Indies' (UWIHARP), Cave Hill, Barbados; the Stichting Ultimate Purpose, Suriname; the UWI Institute for...
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United Nation's Secretary General's UNiTE Campaign - The Situation of Trinidad and Tobago
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Synthese du Rapport national d'application / Path to Equality a synthesis of the national periodic report to the Commission on the application of the CEDAW convention
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This paper is result of a study that was commissioned by UNIFEM-Caribbean Office, the Barbados National HIV/AIDS Commission, and the International Development Research Centre (IDRC) in March-June 2006. The objective was to produce a background paper that would assist UNIFEM and its partners to “better understand and therefore address how gender and sexuality are related to risk and vulnerability” in the Caribbean.