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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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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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Bridgetown, Barbados : This year's celebration of International Women's Day under the theme, Empowering Women, Empowering Humanity: Picture it! - represents a unique opportunity to position gender equality and women's empowerment at the heart of the global agenda. This from UN Women Officer-in-charge Gabrielle Henderson as she addressed the UN Women MCO Caribbean IWD Town Hall meeting; Step It Up for Gender Equality - Engaging Men and Boys. ...
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The Caribbean launch of the United Nations Secretary-General's Unite to End Violence Against Women Campaign concluded with calls to strengthen the administration of justice
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Regional Programme Director of the UNIFEM Caribbean Office Ms. Roberta Clarke noted that while both men and women are being harshly affected by the present global decline, a gender analysis of the impacts is required
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The Cabinet of Barbados gave the green light to the recently developed data collection protocol on domestic violence and stakeholders are expected to begin using it by August, 2008.