This report explores women’s and men’s position in the labour force in six Caribbean Community (CARICOM)1 Member States (Barbados, Grenada, Guyana, Jamaica, St. Lucia and Trinidad and Tobago) and provides insight into progress made with regard to achieving gender equality in the world of work. The findings of a policy and statistical analysis reveal that structural barriers remain to women experiencing equality in this sphere, despite notable progress in educational attainment. An... More
Wednesday, February 28, 2018
“Turning promises into action: Gender equality in the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development” provides a comprehensive and authoritative assessment of progress, gaps and challenges in the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) from a gender perspective. The report monitors global and regional trends in achieving the SDGs for women and girls based on available data, and provides practical guidance for the implementation of gender-responsive policies and accountability processes.
Thursday, March 6, 2014
We are currently at a key moment when the international community and the governments are defining the development framework which will come after 2015, as well as the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) established at the Rio+20 Summit. The post 2015 development agenda tries to achieve a greater convergence between the sustainability and 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.
Monday, September 30, 2013
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.
Tuesday, March 6, 2012
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
Tuesday, March 6, 2012
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
Saturday, January 1, 2011
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
Thursday, April 17, 2008
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.
Tuesday, June 13, 2006
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.
Thursday, December 1, 2005
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.