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Thursday, April 16, 2020
UN Women plans to award small grants to eligible Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) in Grenada, Jamaica and Trinidad and Tobago to receive grants in order to contribute to the objectives of the Spotlight Initiative objectives to prevent family violence.
Tuesday, December 17, 2019
Kingston, Jamaica December 12, 2019: UN Women National Private Sector Specialist for the Win-Win: Gender Equality Means Good Business Programme in Jamaica, Dr. Denise Chevannes-Vogel, has underscored the fact that although the majority of victims are women, sexual harassment is experienced by both women and men and is perpetrated regardless of sexual orientation and gender identity. “It is unwanted and unwelcome and can result in significant social and economic costs in the Jamaican...
Tuesday, April 16, 2019
Mr. Howard Mitchell, President of the Private Sector Organisation of Jamaica (PSOJ), has endorsed and will champion the Win-Win Gender Equality Means Good Business Programme, a major initiative by the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment (UN Women) Multi-Country Office in the Caribbean.
Thursday, March 21, 2019
8 th March 2019, Kingston, Jamaica : An annual global collaboration across stock exchanges to ‘Ring the Bell for Gender Equality’ saw for the first time, the Jamaica Stock Exchange participating as the sole Caribbean in observance of International Women’s Day 2019. The Win-Win: Gender Equality means Good Business Programme which is a strategic partnership between UN Women, The European Union and the International Labour Organisation (ILO) partnered with the Jamaica Stock...
Sunday, September 30, 2018
Jamaica has been encouraged to work to realise the vision of a Prosperous Inclusive and Enabling society, that enables women to have an equal opportunity for a share of the “Economic PIE”.
Tuesday, September 25, 2018
Kingston, Jamaica: September 25, 2018 The Win-Win: Gender Equality means Good Business has been launched in Jamaica. Around 90 per cent of people employed globally, work in the private sector. Given this statistic, the “ Win-Win: Gender Equality means Good Business ” programme has the potential to transform the world of work. UN Women Regional Win-Win Coordinator Esther Senso Ruiz explained that Win-Win is a strategic partnership between UN Women, the...
Monday, September 17, 2018
This week, more than 30 specialists from the Caribbean will meet in Jamaica for the first time to discuss two very important topics – gender equality and climate change adaptation planning – and how they intersect.
Thursday, June 21, 2018
More than 1 in every 4 women in Jamaica has experienced intimate partner physical and sexual violence in their lifetime. The first comprehensive Jamaica national survey on gender-based violence revealed a prevalence of 27.8 per cent women affected. Additionally, 1 of every 4 women (25.2 per cent) has experienced physical violence alone at the hands of a male partner.
Sunday, July 9, 2017
Private sector business managers in Jamaica are leading on UN Women MCO Caribbean efforts to promote gender equality in business. A recent consultation on the Women’s Empowerment Principles (WEPs) looked at practical ways in which businesses can use the WEPs to implement gender responsive policies and programmes. Ensuring the inclusion of women’s talents, skills, experience and energies requires intentional actions and deliberate policies. The Women’s...
Friday, March 10, 2017
Several top business leaders demonstrated their commitment to gender equality in an event that signalled the start of a private sector partnership with UN Women MCO Caribbean by signing on to the Women’s Economic Empowerment Principles (WEPs) and the ringing of the opening market bell at the Jamaica Stock Exchange.
Tuesday, November 1, 2016
UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka is in the Caribbean region for the first time this week, making stops in Barbados, followed by Jamaica. A key emphasis of the Executive Director’s visit will be on the importance of human security and safety of women and girls in the region.
Monday, October 31, 2016
UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka will be visiting the Caribbean region for the first time this week, making stops in Barbados, followed by Jamaica.
Thursday, September 22, 2016
Prime Minister Andrew Holness has announced that the government, due to its commitment to empower women economically has signed the instrument of ratification of ILO Convention C 189 (also known as the Domestic Workers Convention) according to an official statement from the Office of the Prime Minister.
Thursday, July 14, 2016
Usain Bolt, Jamaica’s Olympic champion and “the fastest man in the world” has signed on to the HeForShe Campaign.
Friday, June 3, 2016
Too often there is a misunderstanding that gender responsive governance is governance specific only to women’s rights and needs. UN Women MCO Caribbean, Deputy Representative Tonni Brodber recently facilitated a training session for ParlAmericas’ Anglophone membership on applying gender and intersectionality to parliamentary work.
Wednesday, April 13, 2016
Kingston, Jamaica : UN Women and UNFPA, in partnership with the Ministry of Health, hosted a Town Hall dialogue on the Gender Dimensions of the Zika Virus in Kingston, Jamaica. Photos: UN Women/Kristina Godfrey Moderated by Dr. Michael Abrahams, a renowned social commentator and OBGYN, the panel spoke to a diverse range of issues. From detailed discussions on the virus, its consequences and prevention of the its spread, including the reality of sexual transmission of the virus by...
Monday, March 14, 2016
In a Tribute to PowerHERful Women - #Her Legacy, Women's Empowerment for Change (WE-Change) celebrated the life, work and impact of 16 cross-generational women who “Step It Up for Gender Equality” in their families, communities, organisations, the nation and the wider Caribbean region.
Friday, November 27, 2015
Orange The World: Step It Up To End Violence Against Women And Girls
Thursday, November 19, 2015
Birthed from a desire to reunite their country which had been torn apart by civil war, the women of Rwanda began the journey of reconciliation. It was this early commitment to work together which they attribute to the country leading the world in women’s representation in Parliament.
Monday, November 9, 2015
In the Caribbean, women are often described as the foot soldiers of the political parties, yet despite a consistently strong showing as voters, their voice and needs are not always reflected; and their presence in elected and appointed decision-making positions remains limited.