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Thursday, March 5, 2020
Approaching this year’s International Women’s Day, UN Women, the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) and CARICOM have joined forces to better understand how women experience intimate violence with a view to reducing and eliminating this scourge in the Caribbean. The three organisations launched national prevalence surveys on gender-based violence for five Caribbean countries in Bridgetown, Barbados.
Monday, November 4, 2019
Unpaid care work is one of the main reasons, women remain outside of the labour force and their lower levels of economic activity. Also, despite significant achievements in education, structural barriers to gender equality and women’s empowerment persist in the labour market.
Thursday, May 30, 2019
During a four-country visit in the Caribbean region from 18 to 23 May, the UN Women Executive Board discussed measures to improve court processes to assist survivors of gender-based violence; observed initiatives at work to identify and mitigate the gendered risks of natural disasters; and emphasized their support towards achieving the Sustainable Development Goals.
Friday, November 24, 2017
In line with the SDGs this year’s theme for the global campaign is “Leave No One Behind: End Violence against Women and Girls”.
Wednesday, September 6, 2017
PRESS RELEASE Bridgetown, Barbados – September 6, 2017 : The United Nations System is deploying staff and assistance to meet the needs of vulnerable Caribbean citizens in the path of record-breaking Hurricane Irma. Caribbean Small Island Developing States (SIDS) have unique economic, environmental and social vulnerabilities that are exacerbated in severe natural crises. “Hurricane Irma is an unprecedented threat to the Caribbean. The United Nations is working...
Monday, July 31, 2017
“Domestic violence is not inevitable. Despite the scale of the problem, it is not normal. It is never acceptable and … it is always preventable,” said Professor Adele Jones, Director of the None in Three (Ni3) Project.
Thursday, July 27, 2017
The Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) and UN Women have signed an agreement to support a common approach to measuring Gender-Based Violence (GBV) in the Caribbean. Although GBV, in particular violence against women and girls, affects much of the Region, many countries do not generate or have access to comprehensive data on the frequency, nature and response to this issue.
Friday, July 14, 2017
Bridgetown, Barbados : - Partnerships are at the foundation of UN Women’s work on the ground in the Caribbean and are the main vehicle through which UN Women is able to realise a multiplier effect for expanded and improved results for all women and men, girls and boys.
Thursday, April 13, 2017
When Barbados reports to the CEDAW Committee within the next year, it will be able to claim of its progress as being first to have a Judiciary Gender Protocol developed for a Caribbean state.
Thursday, March 16, 2017
Bridgetown, Barbados - While Dominica, Grenada and Trinidad and Tobago are among the countries in the Caribbean and Americas region where women ministers are nearing or exceeding the gender parity position of 30 per cent of representatives, the number of women in executive government and in parliament worldwide has stagnated.
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.
Wednesday, May 25, 2016
Violence is the most egregious form of discrimination society can perpetuate. Sexual violence is at no time a matter to be treated lightly – not as part of a rumour mill, not as a casual aside, and never for the sake of jokes and amusement.
Tuesday, December 15, 2015
The inaugural Step It Up Film Festival to End Violence Against Women and Girls came to a close at the Errol Barrow Centre for Creative Imagination as a standing room only audience viewed four films by female filmmakers on issues including domestic violence and parental abuse.
Friday, November 27, 2015
Orange The World: Step It Up To End Violence Against Women And Girls
Thursday, November 26, 2015
Representative UN Women Multi-Country Office – Caribbean Christine Arab launching the Step it Up Film Festival. UN Women/Kurt Haynes 25 November 2015, Bridgetown, Barbados : The medium of film is a powerful way of taking us inside other people’s lives, forging an emotional bond between us and those on the screen, and we virtually try to direct an ending where the characters come out the winners. In that same vein, the Step It Up to End Violence Against Women and Girls Film...
Wednesday, November 18, 2015
UN Women MCO Caribbean is partnering with Population Services Inc. (PSI), Trinidad and Tobago and IGDS: Nita Barrow Unit, UWI Cave Hill to host a film festival in Barbados and Trinidad and Tobago.
Friday, July 3, 2015
UN Women today signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Office of the Attorney General of the Government of Barbados to support strengthening of the resources of the police and Courts to effectively respond to cases of violence against women.
Thursday, July 2, 2015
United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon gave the key note address at the “Justice and Response – Ending Gender-Based Violence in Barbados” event to support The Memorandum of Understanding being signed by the Office of the Attorney General and UN Women Caribbean MCO that will boost efforts to end gender-based violence.
Wednesday, April 29, 2015
United Nations Special Rapporteur on Violence against Women, its Causes and Consequences, as well as Commissioner Tracy Robinson, in her capacity as Rapporteur on the Rights of Women of the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights, jointly conducted a study visit to four English-speaking Caribbean countries