The United Nations has launched a $29.2 million global funding appeal to help those affected by the eruptions of the La Soufrière volcano in St. Vincent and the Grenadines and other impacted countries during what has been described as the country’s “midnight hour of need”.
April 16, 2021, KINGSTON - The Spotlight Initiative has approved a 2021 work plan aimed at addressing the scourge of family and gender-based violence (GBV) in Jamaica and operationalizing the goals and objectives outlined in Jamaica’s National Strategic Action Plan to Address Gender Based Violence.
The Programme is being implemented at a time of widespread crime and violence against women and girls continue to affect families and communities and hinder progress towards the SDGs. Around...
UN Women MCO - Caribbean invites Proposals (CFP BRB30/SGA 2021/03) from eligible Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) based in Grenada and Jamaica to be awarded Small Grants to contribute to the Spotlight Initiative objectives to prevent and end family violence.
As the United Nations, Barbados, and the Eastern Caribbean continues to upscale humanitarian support for the Government and People of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, in response to ongoing eruptions and ashfall from the La Soufrière Volcano, funding of US$1M has been allocated to relief efforts through the UN Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF).
The UN Women Multi-Country Office (MCO) - Caribbean, seeks to partner with a Civil Society Organisation (Non-Governmental Organizations [NGO] to; endow children and young people out-school with knowledge, skills, attitudes and strategies for addressing conflict and responding to stress and stressors that arise in relationships and establish and model an atmosphere of respect within group relations among and between young people and, to organize interventions to engage men and boys towards ending violence against women and girls.
On March 25, 2021 the Government of Dominica engaged in a high level Dialogue with the United Nations Sub-Regional Team for Barbados and the Eastern Caribbean, to provide a roadmap for a more upscaled partnership and better tailored support to meet the priority needs of the Government and people of Dominica.
Global leaders united today to call for bold, unapologetic, and concrete progress towards gender equality at the official opening of the Generation Equality Forum in Mexico City. Mexico’s President, Andrés Manuel López Obrador, officially opened the Forum alongside President of France, Emmanuel Macron, UN Secretary-General António Guterres, and convener of the Forum, Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, Executive Director of UN Women. They were joined by youth activist Elvira Pablo and civil society leader Sharon Bhagwan Rolls, representing youth and civil society groups who are partners in designing and co-creating the Forum, as well as by Olga Sanchez Cordero, Secretary of the Interior of Mexico, and Marcelo Ebrard, Secretary for Foreign Affairs of Mexico.
Against the backdrop of a global pandemic, world leaders issued today a strong pledge for women’s full and effective participation and decision-making in public life and the elimination of violence at the closing of the 65th session of the UN Commission on the Status of Women (CSW65), as the countdown for the Generation Equality Forum in Mexico (29 - 31 March) begins.
Alison Anderson McLean
Kingston, Jamaica: March 12, 2021 : UN Women and The University of the West Indies, Mona Campus formally launched the “Alison Anderson McLean Internship” offering on-the-job training opportunities with UN Women Multi-Country Office (MCO) – Caribbean for students from the Department of Government in the Faculty of Social Sciences. The Internship commemorates the life and service of the former UN Women Representative, the late Alison Anderson McLean...
Hon Olivia Grange, MP, Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport, Jamaica
The Hon. Olivia Grange, Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport, rang the Bell at the Jamaica Stock Exchange to signal the Opening of the Market on March 8, 2021, as a part of the UN Women/IDB/Flow Bell Ringing Ceremony to bring attention to gender equality. This year’s Women’s Day celebration which was celebrated under the theme “Choose to Challenge”, and the UN Women...
UN Women MCO- Caribbean is announcing Call for Proposals (CFP BRB30/CFP 2021/08) for Implementing Partners (For Civil Society Organizations – CSOs) to provide Intimate Partner Violence (IPV) Counseling, Soft Skills Counseling, logistical support for workshops and the development of a tool on addressing EVAW using social protection in St. Lucia.
Submission deadline: 5:00 pm (AST) on 26th March 2021
Please view: Call For Proposals - For Civil Society Organizations - CSOs...
Grants issued to women craft traders at all UDC Craft markets to reduce the impact of natural disasters on vulnerable persons.
Kingston, Jamaica – February 16, 2021: A total of 417 women craft traders at the Urban Development Corporation (UDC) Craft markets across Jamaica have received grants from the COVID-19 response initiative under the Enabling, Gender Responsive Disaster Recovery, Climate and Environmental Resilience (EnGenDER) Project....
Justice Lisa Ramsumair-Hinds, a judge in Trinidad and Tobago, is a champion for gender-sensitive adjudication, raising awareness and sharing her knowledge around the world. She talks about how support at home and mentorship from other judges played a crucial role in her success.
The UN Women Multi-Country Office (MCO) Caribbean under Pillar 3 is seeking to partner with a Consulting Firm to review existing best practices and develop an approach tailored to addressing Family Violence in the Guyanese context including specific strategies and approaches for the participation of Civil Society Organizations (CSOs).
The UN Women Multi-Country Office (MCO) Caribbean under Pillar 6 is seeking to partner with Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) in Grenada, Guyana and Trinidad and Tobago, to provide technical and financial assistance on social accountability for women's rights groups. Groups that lead on shadow reporting processes will be prioritized.
The UN Women Multi-Country Office (MCO) Caribbean under Pillar 6 is seeking to partner with Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) for the development of community accountability mechanisms such as accountability scorecards (in 2 communities) on key Intimate Partner Violence/Sexual Gender Based Violence-related issues and warning systems that will contribute to women's rights groups, autonomous social movements and relevant CSOs, including those representing youth and groups facing multiple and intersecting forms of discrimination/marginalization, being able to more effectively influence and advance progress on Gender Equality and Women Empowerment (GEWE) and ending violence against women and girls (VAWG).
More than 20 Private Sector companies and Civil Society organizations (CSOs) benefitted from a workshop - under the “Win-Win: Gender Equality means Good Business” Programme - to support more effective and targeted corporate planning to create a more enabling business environment in Jamaica that harnesses the capacities (or contributions) of women and men equally to build back better in the wake of COVID-19.
The UN Women Multi-Country Office (MCO) Caribbean under Pillar 3 is seeking a Media Partner to engage with other media, sports and other sectors to develop and roll out an advocacy campaign on harmful social norms and behaviours, and to provide supplies and materials related to advocacy and health/non-violence promotion (training and education tools) linked to champions/role models in areas such as sports and other sectors especially faith-based leaders.
UN Women is intensifying its preparations for the 2021 Generation Equality Forum amidst a back-drop that shows women’s rights and leadership are under threat, and even more exacerbated due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Current projections show that gender equality in the highest positions of power will not be reached for another 130 years. This year’s International Women’s Day rings the alarm on rising threats to gender equality and highlights the need to build back better for a more gender-equal future.
As we continue to operate in a COVID-19 environment, the UN Women Multi-Country Office (MCO) in the Caribbean is playing an integral role in strengthening gender-responsive disaster resilience across the region.