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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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In Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) a strong women’s movement and high level government commitments have contributed to favorable legislative frameworks for gender equality. Engagement in the region around global intergovernmental processes, such as the 20-year review of the implementation of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action (Beijing+20) and the negotiation of the Post 2015 Development Agenda, has led to strong regional calls for a standalone goal on gender equality...
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The Latin American Model Protocol for the investigation of gender-related killings of women is a practical tool, designed to be applied by the people responsible for carrying out the investigation and prosecution of these acts. Its main objective is to offer guidance and lines of action to improve the practice of those working in the justice system, forensic experts, and other specialized persons, including those acting in relation to the crime scene, the forensic laboratory, the interrogation of witnesses and suspects, the case analysis, the formulation of the indictment, or before the court.
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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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The Caribbean Joint Statement on Gender Equality and the Post 2015 and SIDS Agenda represents Caribbean voices and expectations in the emerging Post 2015 and SIDS global agendas as it relates to gender equality.
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We are currently at a key moment when the international community and the governments are defining the developmentframework which will come after 2015, as well as the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) established at theRio+20 Summit. The post 2015 development agenda tries to achieve a greater convergence between the sustainabilityand poverty agendas, and to consolidate and amplify the achievements of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), in the context of new challenges and scenarios.UN Women is promoting the empowerment of women and girls and the protection of their rights as a central part of this new development framework. It calls for the incorporation of a stand-alone goal to guarantee the achievement of gender equality, women’s rights and the empowerment of women, as well as the mainstreaming of the gender equality perspective into the other goals of the new development framework.
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On International Women’s Day, 8 March 2013 UN Women launched "One Woman: A song for UN Women", a musical celebration of women worldwide, featuring more than 20 artists from across the globe.
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In September 2010, UN Women (former Division for the Advancement of Women), in cooperation with ECLAC/Subregional Headquarters for the Caribbean, organized an expert group meeting in Port-of-Spain, Trindad and Tobago, on good practices in national action plans on violence against women. The Handbook for national action plans on violence against women is a result of that meeting.
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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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This popular education document is adapted from CEDAW Made Easy and it's primary objective is to create an improved understanding of the convention and its appropriation by both women and men
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UN Women Caribbean office is excited to be able to re-launch “Gender Dialogue”. An initiative which started at ECLAC, we thank our sister agency for its permission to UN Women to take over the title. This publication is intended as a forum for generating discussion
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United Nation's Secretary General's UNiTE Campaign - The Situation of Trinidad and Tobago
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The development of this policy brief is one component of a UNIFEM project on 'Legal and Policy Analysis on Sex Work in the Caribbean' funded by UNAIDS. The objective of this work is to contribute to the development of rights-based, gender-responsive multi-sectoral responses that would ensure universal access to prevention, care, treatment and support.
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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 research project builds on past studies showing that women's responsibility for child-care is closely linked to the vulnerability of their households to poverty. Seeking to have this responsibility shared more equally, many women turn to the courts and public assistance programmes.
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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.