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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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VAWG is the most widespread and pervasive human rights violation worldwide, affecting more than an estimated one in three women throughout their lifetime. Climate change is threatening our planet’s sustainability with devastating social, cultural, economic, health and human rights impacts, affecting women and girls disproportionately, especially the most marginalized groups
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The briefs included in this package aim to present in a friendly way the essential strategies for addressing violence against women in general, preventing violence, and providing services to survivors in particular. The last brief includes a compilation of resources developed by UN Women and partners to end violence against women and girls.
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UN Women’s tenth anniversary publication, “A decade of daring”, celebrates the milestones of the organization’s first 10 years.
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Prevalence of VAWG in the Caribbean is among the highest in the world. VAWG has proven to be so entrenched and normalized that both men and women have a high tolerance for its manifestations, particularly when perpetrated in the context of intimate partner relationships. Data from a variety of sources confirm that even young people hold these views, raising concerns about the intergenerational transmission of VAWG.
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This policy brief discusses the potential and limitations of universal basic income (UBI) from a gender perspective and points to some of the specific design features that policymakers need to consider to make UBI work for women and transgender and gender-diverse people.
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The extent of the socio-economic fallout from the COVID-19 pandemic has begun to shape the “new normal” for CARICOM Member States. A 1.5% contraction of Gross Domestic Product has already been estimated by the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC, 2020). While governments balance this “new normal,” there is also an ‘above-average’ forecast for the 2020 Atlantic Hurricane Season, which takes place from June 1 to November 30.
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While leaders and the business community discuss when and how to open economies, it is critical that we think about the impact this will have on families, parents and those who care for the elderly. The work that happens inside the home, cooking, cleaning, care of children, and care of the elderly is called care-work. Although some families benefit from the support of domestic workers, most of the work done is unpaid or underpaid.
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This brief synthesizes research findings, analysis and policy recommendations on the strategies that were used by UN Women’s Multi-Country Office in the Caribbean to promote gender-responsive social protection in a context where reforms have been driven mainly by efforts to reduce public debt and promote economic competitiveness.
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Beijing Platform for Action, Beijing+5 outcome Considered the most progressive blueprint ever for advancing women’s rights, the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action has been reprinted in this special edition, which also includes a copy of the political declaration reached at the 23rd special session of the General Assembly in 2000, which reviewed progress towards the Platform for Action five years after its adoption.
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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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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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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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For the better part of the 1990s, Caribbean women's organizations, national machineries for women, the courts and the police have been engaged in dialogue and action to ensure protection and justice for victims of violence against women. A combination of public education, advocacy, the extension of services and law reform has led to changes in cultural attitudes.
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A publication prepared in collaboration with the Centre for Gender and Development Studies, UWI, this annotated bibliography will be useful to researchers and activists seeking a better understanding of the causes and consequences of gender-based violence.