- Ending violence against women and girls (4)
- Crisis response and recovery (2)
- Gender, culture and society (2)
- Economic empowerment (2)
- Women farmers (2)
- Human rights (1)
- Markets (1)
- Leadership and political participation (1)
- Disaster risk reduction (1)
- Parliamentary development (1)
- Anti-violence interventions (1)
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Monday, June 1, 2020
To support the women farmers during this crisis, UN Women has re-oriented its project, which initially intended to establish a seed bank to guard against future disasters. The project will now temporarily pivot to connect farmers to new outlets and market opportunities.
Wednesday, August 15, 2018
Nearly a year ago, catastrophic hurricanes devastated the Caribbean. After Hurricane Irma, almost the entire population of Barbuda, a small island in the eastern Caribbean, was driven to its twin island of Antigua. In Dominica, Hurricane Maria wiped out crops, equipment and infrastructure. In efforts to ensure that women both benefit from, and lend their expertise to the humanitarian response in the Caribbean, UN Women has been working with partners in the immediate aftermath of the storms and beyond.
Tuesday, March 6, 2018
Six months on, since the Category 5 hurricane battered the small island nation, UN Women assessment shows what women want is assistance to get back on their feet and back to work, not handouts.
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.
Thursday, March 24, 2016
Highlighting social issues through the performing arts allows performance artists to express problems and negative behaviours in a way that their audiences can feel how these problems touch them personally.
Monday, November 9, 2015
Women are making a significant contribution in Dominica’s rebuilding process following the devastating and tragic impact of Tropical Storm Erika. Half of the shelter managers in Dominica are women and more than 64% of those volunteering with the Red Cross are women.
Tuesday, September 29, 2015
As Dominica focusses on recovery after the passage of Tropical Storm Erika, UN Women, working in partnership with the UN System, is providing support to the Government of the Commonwealth of Dominica
Thursday, July 23, 2015
For Governments to assess the status of women and men and to better understand the impact and shaping of policies, it is essential that analysis and dissemination of socio-economic data is continued on a systematic basis.
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
Tuesday, November 20, 2012
As a preventive strategy to reduce the prevalence of violence against women and societal violence overall in a region with one of the highest rates of rape in the world*, UN Women’s Caribbean Office and its partners have developed a community intervention programme for boys aged 13-16.
Monday, November 19, 2012
The UN Women Caribbean Office is funding a number of NGO activities in response to its 2012-16 Days of Activism Call for Proposals.
Friday, March 16, 2012
Psychologist and Social Worker, Alex P. Vega, consultant to the UN Women 'Partnership for Peace Community Intervention Programme', noted that at the root of gender-based violence is anger, impulse control, and power and control issues and this all ties in with how men have been socialised about manhood.
Friday, October 10, 2008
Over 100 persons attended the opening of the UNIFEM/Ministry of Amerindian Affairs, Guyana on 'Caribbean Indigenous Women: Voice, Participation and Influence for Sustainable Development' on 9 October 2008 in Georgetown, Guyana.