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UN Women Multi-Country Office - Caribbean and the United Nations System for Barbados and the Eastern Caribbean hosted its annual event to light UN House Orange – a powerful visual symbol to spotlight one of the most egregious human rights violations – violence against women and girls
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The Barbados Limegrove Lifestyle Centre and Altman Real Estate welcomed the opportunity to partner with UN Women and WFP to recognise the 16 Days of Activism. The colour orange represents a brighter future, free from violence against women and girls, and is a unifying theme running through all the global activities of the #UNiTE Campaign.
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COVID-19 is contracting our economic spaces, it is making childcare responsibilities multiply unequally. UN Women MCO Caribbean Representative (a.i.) Tonni Brodber explained that this could exacerbate risk factors for intimate partner violence.
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The United Nations and Government of Japan through the United Nations Trust Fund for Human Security (UNTFHS) today launched a regional USD6.2M programme. Set to benefit over 162,000 people in the Caribbean, the focus is on reaching the most vulnerable - particularly women and marginalized youth who continue to be disproportionately affected by economic, social and environmental challenges.
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Today, the Government of Saint Lucia received USD 100,000 from the Enabling, Gender-Responsive Disaster Recovery, Climate and Environmental Resilience in the Caribbean (EnGenDER) Project to fund a COVID-19 Response Initiative.
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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.
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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.
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In line with the SDGs this year’s theme for the global campaign is “Leave No One Behind: End Violence against Women and Girls”.
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“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.
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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.
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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.
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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...
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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.
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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.
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Bridgetown, Barbados - Recognised across Barbados as a celebrity advocate working for an end to violence against women and girls, UNiTE Caribbean Artist Michael “Mikey” Mercer participated in several outreach activities during the 2014 – 16 Days of Activism to End Violence Against Women and Girls: Mikey participated in the UN Women MCO Caribbean launch of its social mobilisation work in the Eastern Caribbean, which focuses on mobilising communities, and boys and men, in...
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The United Nations Sub- Regional Team for Barbados and the Eastern Caribbean in partnership with “the Lanterns at Hastings” shopping centre held an “ Orange Your Neighbourhood” outreach for to the customers of the shopping centre in nearby vicinity to UN House.
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Violence against women and girls is a human rights violation. It is violence against families, communities, nations and humanity. It is a threat to international peace and security, as recognized by the UN Security Council. It has reached a crisis point and demands action from all of us, young and old, women and men.
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The urgent need for a national and global commitment to end violence against women and girls was today broadcast across Bridgetown, the capital city of Barbados and the island’s main business and shopping district.
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UNiTE Caribbean Artists Terencia “TC” Coward and Michael “Mikey” Mercer were among hundreds of Barbadians participating in the One Billion Rising (OBR) Barbados event calling for an end to violence and sexual violation of women and girls.
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Hundreds of Barbadians are expected to show their love on Valentine’s Day by gathering in Heroes Square from 11:30 a.m. for One Billion Rising (OBR) Barbados, an event calling for an end to violence and sexual violation of women and girls.