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This Caribbean Resilient, Inclusive, Smart and Safe (RISS) Cities Model for the planning and development of public space in urban and other settlements addresses the integrated nature of urban planning
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This Status of Women and Men Report focuses on coping mechanisms adopted by men and women in response to large- and small-scale, sudden and slow-onset, frequent and infrequent, and natural or man-made hazards. The report profiles the Caribbean to provide insights into areas of vulnerability, climate change and disaster risk reduction methods adopted in the region.
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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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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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This document has been drafted within the context, in 2022, of the 66th Session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW66), which will focus on the priority theme of “Achieving gender equality and the empowerment of all women and girls in the context of climate change, environmental and disaster risk reduction policies and programmes”. It provides the basis for a shared CARICOM position on the theme.
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This brochure explains the link between Gender Equality, Women’s Empowerment and Human Security using examples from the Agricultural sector. It is produced under "Building Effective Resilience for Human Security in the Caribbean Countries: The Imperative of Gender Equality and Women's Empowerment in a Strengthened Agriculture (and related Agri/Fisheries Small Business) Sector" Project.
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This Report is a How-to-Guide for Women Farmers and Small Businesses Entrepreneurs on Land and Small Business Registration in the designated project countries of the "Building Effective Resilience for Human Security in the Caribbean Countries: The Imperative of Gender Equality and Women's Empowerment in a Strengthened Agriculture (and related Agri/Fisheries Small Business) Sector" Project.
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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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The impact of trade and trade policies on women and men is shaped by the structure of dialogue, markets and institutions, and the gender inequalities that are entrenched in them. Trade policies and agreements influence the opportunities of women and men to access secure and decent employment, and to benefit from international trade. Trade policies developed with a gender perspective can help overcome gender inequalities by opening new opportunities for employment and prosperity for all.
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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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FLOW Jamaica, a subsidiary of Liberty Latin America (LLA), is a communications and entertainment provider of cable television, internet, telephone and wireless services. This company has created numerous policies to treat all women and men fairly at work, without discrimination, and to ensure the safety and well-being of all employees.
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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 COVID-19 pandemic has posed a tremendous threat to global health, poverty reduction gains and advances made towards gender equality. Globally, by April 13, 2021, 136,115,434 confirmed cases, and 2,936,916 deaths had scarred nations. The 35 countries/territories in the Caribbean region alone had suffered 630,239 confirmed cases and 8,571 deaths, as of April 6, 2021. Still, this pandemic has had impacts far beyond public health.
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Based on research conducted by Dr. Simon Naitram; Ms. Stacia Howard and Dr. Antonio Alleyne This report forms part of the COVID-19 Human and Economic Assessment of Impact (HEAT) Series.  The COVID-19 pandemic is projected to increase the strain on the economy as supply chain disruptions, reduced domestic consumption and lower remittances will increase the downward pressure on economic growth. Building on baseline scenarios, the report presents the likelihood of a GDP decline in excess of...