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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 issue brings to you encouraging messages from three of the Heads of UN agencies involved in the Caribbean Regional Spotlight Initiative, as we work together to end the scourge that is violence against women and girls.
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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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Women’s Health and Life Experiences: A Qualitative Research Report on Violence Against Women in Grenada, 2018
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Authors/editor(s): CLAUDIA NICHOLSON; HALIMAH DESHONG The Grenada Women’s Health and Life Experiences Study 2018 Report  has produced, for the first time, nationally representative data on the prevalence of violence against women and girls in Grenada. The Grenada WHLES comprised a cross-sectional survey and qualitative research – interviews and focus group discussions – that were conducted in 2018 to ascertain the prevalence of violence against women and girls (VAWG) in...
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Gender-based violence (GBV) violence shelters 4  are safe places where survivors of intimate partner, domestic, and/or family violence can get help and temporary housing. GBV shelters provide critical support, immediate protection, safe emergency shelter, and longer-term transitional housing. Because of the nature of the shelters, survivors of violence may reside in proximity, for either a limited or extended period...
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When compared to other regions, the number of CARICOM cases have been few, but are increasing. It will be necessary to develop and implement programmes and policies that will support inclusive socio-economic stability while efforts are made to contain the spread of the virus.
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From 2016 to 2018, five CARICOM Member States conducted National Prevalence Surveys on Gender-based Violence. This report examines the processes used to collect data in the region, highlights the key takeaways from survey implementation, captures context-specific experiences in collecting data on VAWG and presents the key lessons learned from the countries’ experiences. Funded by UN Women, UNDP, USAID, the Inter-American Development Bank and the Caribbean Development Bank, the surveys...
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The overall aim of this research was to contribute contextual information to the Women’s Health and Life Experiences Survey (WHLES) to explain the “why” and “how” of Guyanese women’s experiences of violence in their relationships.
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The Guyana Women’s Health and Life Experiences Survey 2018 is the first report to provide a comprehensive examination of the nature and prevalence of violence against women and girls in Guyana.
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The National Women’s Health Survey for Trinidad and Tobago survey analysis reveals that in the 15 to 64-year-old age bracket, over 100,000 women in Trinidad and Tobago have experienced one or more acts of physical and/or sexual violence perpetrated by male partners; approximately 11,000 are likely to still be in abusive relationships.
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While the quality of administrative data on violence  against women has vastly improved over the past few decades, data has never been available on the prevalence of violence against women in Trinidad and Tobago. After reviewing various models of assessing the prevalence of gender-based violence, the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women(UN Women), CARICOM statistical experts and the CARICOM Council of Ministers of Human and Social Development agreed to...
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Designed for young people aged 13 to 24, The Foundations Programme is a programme aimed at the prevention of Gender-Based Violence (GBV).
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The Jamaica Women’s Health Survey 2016 is the first report to provide a comprehensive examination of the nature and prevalence of violence against women and girls in Jamaica. It examines women’s lifetime and most recent experiences of both intimate partner and non-partner violence and abuse. The report examines abuse in multiple dimensions, both sexual and non-sexual, including economic coercion. The data that this report is based on allows for an understanding of the factors that may be associated with violence against women and girls, the impact of violence on women’s physical and mental health and various coping strategies that women have employed in response to abuse. The report also discusses women’s attitudes towards gender roles and a general profile of the perpetrators of abuse.
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The Jamaica Women’s Health Survey 2016 is the first report to provide a comprehensive examination of the nature and prevalence of violence against women and girls in Jamaica. It examines women’s lifetime and most recent experiences of both intimate partner and non-partner violence and abuse. The report examines abuse in multiple dimensions, both sexual and non-sexual, including economic coercion. The data that this report is based on allows for an understanding of the factors that may be associated with violence against women and girls, the impact of violence on women’s physical and mental health and various coping strategies that women have employed in response to abuse. The report also discusses women’s attitudes towards gender roles and a general profile of the perpetrators of abuse.
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Nineteen years have passed since the countries of the region signed the Inter-American Convention of Belém do Pará. Since then, efforts have been made by public institutions and civil society organisations to confront all forms of violence against women.
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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.