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Collecting Administrative Data on Violence Against Women and Girls

Monday, December 21, 2020

More than twenty (20) Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) benefitted from a workshop with local and international experts on the importance of collecting administrative data to tackle Violence Against Women And Girls (VAWG) and building back a more equal Jamaica in the wake of COVID-19.

Caribbean Regional Spotlight Initiative Civil Society National Reference Group Call for Nominations

Friday, December 18, 2020

The UN and EU invites nominations for individuals working in civil society and have knowledge and experience in addressing gender-based, domestic and family violence and related women’s rights and gender equality issues to be part of the Spotlight Initiative’s Civil Society Regional Reference Group. All nominations will be reviewed by a Selection Committee comprising up to five civil society members, two UN members, one EU member and one government member. Individuals may nominate...

Spotlight Jamaica - Call for Proposal (CFP 005) for Implementing Partners

Friday, December 18, 2020

The UN Women Multi-Country Office (MCO) - Caribbean, seeks to partner with an Implementing Partner  (Non-Governmental Organizations [NGO])  to provide support  to women's rights groups, CSOs, and relevant stakeholders through the coordination of actions aimed at strengthening their knowledge and capacity to influence the implementation of national laws and policies on gender equality and violence against women and girls (VAWG) . Submission deadline: 11:59 pm (EST)...

Spotlight Jamaica - Call for Proposal (CFP 004) for Implementing Partners

Friday, December 18, 2020

UN Women is announcing Call for Proposals (CFP 004) for Implementing Partners (For Civil Society Organizations- CSOs) to s upport the establishment of a Parliamentary caucus on family violence and support Gender Responsive Budgeting (GRB) and Family Violence (FV) training series for parliament, local government and CSOs in targeted parishes/communities . Submission deadline: 11:59 pm (EST)  on (date) _ 23 rd  December 2020.   Please view:  Spotlight Jamaica - Call...

Spotlight Initiative Grenada Civil Society National Reference Group Call for nominations

Tuesday, December 15, 2020

The UN and EU invites nominations for individuals working in civil society and have knowledge and experience in addressing gender-based, domestic and family violence and related women’s rights and gender equality issues to be part of the Spotlight Initiative’s Civil Society National Reference Group. All nominations will be reviewed by a Selection Committee comprising up to five civil society members, two UN members, one EU member and one government member. Individuals may nominate...

International Women’s Day 2021 theme – “Women in leadership: Achieving an equal future in a COVID-19 world”

Friday, December 11, 2020

UN Women announces the theme for International Women’s Day, 8 March 2021 (IWD 2021) as, “Women in leadership: Achieving an equal future in a COVID-19 world.”

Orange lights take over Latin America and the Caribbean as a call for the elimination of violence against women

Tuesday, December 8, 2020

In response to the UN Secretary-General UNITE Campaign’s call, during the 16 days of Activism, Governments, private sector companies, the UN and development partners in the region have once again shown their solidarity by lighting their buildings orange, demonstrating their commitment to ending gender-based violence.

Press Release: UN House in Barbados Turns Orange to Mark 16 Days of Activism

Tuesday, December 1, 2020

Set among the tall palms and lush vegetation of Barbados’ South Coast, United Nations House, is illuminated in an orange glow.

Spotlight Initiative Grenada Civil Society National Reference Group Call for nominations

Thursday, November 26, 2020

The UN and EU invites nominations for individuals working in civil society and have knowledge and experience in addressing gender-based, domestic and family violence and related women’s rights and gender equality issues to be part of the Spotlight Initiative’s Civil Society National Reference Group. All nominations will be reviewed by a Selection Committee comprising up to five civil society members, two UN members, one EU member and one government member. Individuals may nominate...

COVID-19 and GBV - Caribbean resilience to natural and manmade hazards relies on spaces where violence is not used to address problems

Wednesday, November 25, 2020

COVID-19 is contracting our economic spaces, it is making childcare responsibilities multiply unequally. UN Women MCO Caribbean Representative (a.i.) Tonni Brodber explained that this could exacerbate risk factors for intimate partner violence.

As impact of COVID-19 intensifies, UN Women calls for concrete actions to respond to the concurrent shadow pandemic

Wednesday, November 25, 2020

Galvanizes partners to fund organizations, respond to survivors’ needs, prevent violence and collect data to build a post-pandemic “new normal” as the 16 days of Activism campaign kicks off

Media Advisory: International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, 25 November, will call for urgent actions to Fund, Respond, Prevent and Collect data to address gender-based violence in the context of COVID-19

Saturday, November 21, 2020

The UN Secretary-General’s UNiTE Campaign to End Violence against Women will commemorate the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women on 25 November. The International Day and virtual event will kickstart the global mobilization of the 16 Days of Activism campaign – running from 25 November until 10 December – under the theme: “Orange the World: Fund, Respond, Prevent, Collect!”.

Migrants Sew Masks for Protection Kits

Friday, November 20, 2020

Port-of-Spain: More than 2,000 face masks sewn by Venezuelan migrants have been purchased by IOM for distribution to vulnerable migrants. IOM purchased over 2,000 face masks from Darbelis Blanco, a seamstress and owner of Cosido con Amor (Sewn with Love). Blanco, who came to Trinidad and Tobago three years ago, employs seven other Venezuelan migrant women. “I feel very happy to be able to do this work because it benefits me financially, of course, but it also benefits seven more...

Caribbean Regional Spotlight Initiative Civil Society Regional Reference Group Call for Nominations

Wednesday, November 18, 2020

The UN and EU invites nominations for individuals working in civil society and have knowledge and experience in addressing gender-based, domestic and family violence and related women’s rights and gender equality issues to be part of the Spotlight Initiative’s Civil Society Regional Reference Group.

Press Release - UDC and UN Women: A Partnership for Safety and Resilience

Monday, November 2, 2020

In celebration of World Cities Day, UN Women and the Urban Development Corporation (UDC), Jamaica have joined together to make cities and public spaces in Jamaica safer and more resilient. Through a virtual signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) which took place on Friday 30 October, both entities have agreed to partner on several initiatives over the next two years that would contribute to an end to sexual harassment and violence in public spaces and promote equitable social, economic and political empowerment.

EnGenDER provides personal protective equipment to the Government of St. Lucia and Community Based Organisations

Friday, October 23, 2020

The Ministry of Home Affairs, Justice and National Security, the Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries, Physical Planning, Natural Resources and Cooperatives, the Ministry of Health and Wellness as well as the National Emergency Management Organisation (NEMO) are now better equipped to respond to the needs of communities across Saint Lucia in combating the COVID-19 pandemic.

Regional Joint Programme Launched to Empower Women and Youth in the Agri/Fisheries Small Business Sectors

Tuesday, October 20, 2020

The United Nations and Government of Japan through the United Nations Trust Fund for Human Security (UNTFHS) today launched a regional USD6.2M programme. Set to benefit over 162,000 people in the Caribbean, the focus is on reaching the most vulnerable - particularly women and marginalized youth who continue to be disproportionately affected by economic, social and environmental challenges.

As COVID-19 exposes the fault lines of gender equality, a strong focus on violence against women at the UN General Assembly

Tuesday, September 29, 2020

There is a need to mobilise all actors to address gender-based violence in the context of COVID-19, and to FUND women’s organisations and services, RESPOND by strengthening services to survivors, PREVENT by addressing harmful social norms that normalise violence against women and COLLECT data to inform policies and programmes.

COVID-19: Only one in eight countries worldwide have measures in place to protect women against social and economic impacts, new data shows

Monday, September 28, 2020

UN Women and UNDP’s newly launched COVID-19 Global Gender Response Tracker shows the social protection and jobs response to the pandemic has largely overlooked women’s needs.

Regional Spotlight Programme Launched to Reduce Family Violence Across the Eastern Caribbean

Tuesday, September 22, 2020

As Eastern Caribbean governments work to build back better in the wake of COVID-19, the United Nations and the European Union continue to scale up efforts to foster gender equality and respond to family violence through the launch of a USD$12.7M Spotlight Regional Caribbean Programme. This is part of the EUR 500 million with which the European Union is financing the Spotlight Initiative in all continents.

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