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International Women’s Day Marked by the Jamaica Stock Exchange and Partners

Tuesday, March 16, 2021

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...

Corporate Planning With A Gender Lens: Private Sector Companies Receive Training In Developing Gender Action Plans

Tuesday, March 9, 2021

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.

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.

Sexual Harassment affects both women and men and can incur significant social and economic costs in the Jamaican Workplace

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...

Jamaica Private Sector head Endorses Economic Empowerment Programme Promoting Gender Equality In The Workplace

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.

Ring the Bell for Gender Equality – IWD 2019

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...

Jamaica’s “Gender Equality means Good Business Programme” Launched – A Win-Win for Women, Business and National Development

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”.

Win-Win: Gender Equality means Good Business programme launched in Jamaica

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...

PRESS RELEASE: Climate Change And Gender Specialists Meet In Jamaica

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.

Press Release: Jamaica First National Survey on Gender-Based Violence Launched

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.

Gender Equality and Women's Economic Empowerment in Jamaica

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...

Gender Equality Means Business

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.

Coverage: Executive Director in the Caribbean

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.

UN Women Executive Director to emphasize human security and safety of women during her visit to the Caribbean

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. In addition to meeting with civil society representatives and high-level officials in Barbados, the Executive Director will formalize a partnership between UN Women and the Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency (CDEMA), to work together in the Eastern Caribbean and Haiti to ensure gender-responsive humanitarian action.

Jamaica Ratifies Domestic Workers Decent Work Convention

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.

The Fastest Man in the World is HeForShe

Thursday, July 14, 2016

Usain Bolt, Jamaica’s Olympic champion and “the fastest man in the world” has signed on to the HeForShe Campaign.

SDGs and Governance: Towards Realising Gender Equality

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.

Gender and Zika: What you need to know

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...

PowerHERful Women

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.

16 Days of Activism Caribbean Calendar of Events

Friday, November 27, 2015

Orange The World: Step It Up To End Violence Against Women And Girls

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