Building a Coordinated Caribbean Position for CSW65
Date: Tuesday, February 9, 2021
Hosted by CARICOM and UN Women MCO Caribbean, Ministers with responsibility for Gender Affairs, Parliamentarians, heads of the National Gender Machineries, representatives of civil society and academia begun meeting to define a coordinated position on Caribbean needs and priorities to feed into the annual Commission on the Status of Women (CSW).
The Sixty-Fifth Session of the Commission on the Status of Women takes place at the United Nations Headquarters in New York, 15 - 26 March 2021. The theme this year is: Women's full and effective participation and decision-making in public life, as well as the elimination of violence, for achieving gender equality and the empowerment of all women and girls.
With coordination support from the Caribbean Women in Leadership (CIWIL), the University of the West Indies Institute for Gender and Development Studies: Nita Barrow Unit and ParlAmericas, the meeting focusses on ways to increase the presence, voice and influence of women and girls in governance processes in the region, in keeping with commitments made by CARICOM Member States that have ratified the Convention on the Elimination of all forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW) and which are signatories to the Beijing Platform for Action (BPfA) and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Convened 8th February, the two-day Caribbean meeting concludes on Friday 12 February, 2021.
- Dr. Hilary Brown, Programme Manager, Culture and Community Development, CARICOM Secretariat
- Lady Anande Trotman-Joseph, President of the CIWiL Regional Board of Directors
- Dr. Tonya Haynes, Interim Head and Coordinator of Graduate Programmes - Institute for Gender and Development Studies, Nita Barrow Unit, University of the West Indies, Cave Hill
- The Honourable Bridgid Annisette-George, Speaker of the House of Representative of Trinidad and Tobago, and Vice-President of ParlAmericas
- Ms. Tonni Brodber, Representative, UN Women Multi-Country Office – Caribbean
Expert presentation on CSW Negotiations