UN Women Representative presents credentials to Barbados’ Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade
Date: Sunday, February 21, 2021
Providing psycho-social support to women who make up the majority of frontline workers in health and the businesses that are still open (like supermarkets and smaller shops) and responding to the needs of men who now find themselves without work in the COVID-19 impacted industries like tourism, were among the discussion points when UN Women MCO Caribbean Representative Tonni Brodber held her official virtual call with Barbados’ Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, Senator the Honourable Dr. Jerome Walcott.
Minister Walcott congratulated Ms. Brodber on her appointment as Representative of the UN Women Caribbean office. Other areas of cooperation were discussed including, expanding Barbados’ data collection to better measure progress in achieving SDG 5 in particular. This included the need for increased unpaid care and domestic work data and gender-based violence prevalence data.