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Role of Gender in CARICOM and CARIFORUM Regional Trade Agreements

Wednesday, August 11, 2021

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.

Universal basic income: Potential and limitations from a gender perspective

Wednesday, April 21, 2021

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.

COVID-19 and Working Parents - An Action Brief

Sunday, May 17, 2020

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.


Monday, March 23, 2020

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.

Making social protection gender-responsive: Lessons from UN Women’s work in the Eastern Caribbean

Monday, February 20, 2017

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.

Fact Sheet - Latin America and the Caribbean

Friday, February 3, 2017

Transforming economies, realizing rights documents the ways in which current economic and social policies are failing women in rich and poor countries alike, and asks, what would the economy look like if it truly worked for women? The report brings together human rights and economic policymaking, and provides the key elements for a far reaching new policy agenda that can transform economies and make women’s rights a reality.

Gender And Labour In St Lucia: Evidence From Household Surveys (Full Report)

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

UN Women’s work in this area focuses on measures that enhance and secure the financial independence of women; promote their equal participation; and, provide socio-economic protections that would contribute to reduction in poverty and inequality, would enhance the quality of life of women and their families.

Financial Support For Single Parents In Caring For Their Children: Private Child Support And Social Assistance

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Public assistance in the Caribbean generally does not include special provisions for sole parents. Instead, such families—if they are fortunate—receive support through the limited general public assistance schemes.

Considerations In Using Proxy Means Tests In Eastern Caribbean States (Full Paper)

Sunday, June 12, 2016

The social safety net assessments conducted in Eastern Caribbean states in and around 2009 recommended that countries should develop a proxy means test (PMT) to replace the diverse approaches they were using to target poverty-related benefits.

Conditional Cash Transfers: Learning From The Literature: A Policy Brief

Sunday, June 12, 2016

Conditional Cash Transfers: Learning From The Literature

Conditional Cash Transfers: Learning From The Literature (Full Paper)

Sunday, June 12, 2016

Eastern Caribbean countries are currently developing and implementing substantial social safety net reforms. Governments of six Eastern Caribbean countries conducted social safety net assessments in 2009 – 2010, with the support of UN Women and UNICEF in partnership with the World Bank.

Considerations in Using Proxy Means Tests in Eastern Caribbean States: A Policy Brief

Friday, June 10, 2016

The social safety net assessments conducted in Eastern Caribbean states in and around 2009 recommended that countries should develop a proxy means test (PMT) to replace the diverse approaches they were using to target poverty-related benefits.

Case Study On The St. Lucia National Eligibility Test

Friday, June 10, 2016

Establishing gender and child responsive social protection schemes that ensure universal access to health care including maternity care, and basic income security, will protect women and their families from the effects of economic shocks and crises that may result in job and wage losses.

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