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Justice Lisa Ramsumair-Hinds, a judge in Trinidad and Tobago, is a champion for gender-sensitive adjudication, raising awareness and sharing her knowledge around the world. She talks about how support at home and mentorship from other judges played a crucial role in her success.
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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.
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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.
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Women from Haitian organizations supported by UNWomen, MCFDF, KAY FANM, Fort Liberte and Port de Paix, gathered for an intensive training seminar in Croix de Bouquets.
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The 16 Days of Activism Against Gender Violence is an international campaign originating from the first Women’s Global Leadership Institute sponsored by the Center for Women’s Global Leadership in 1991.
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In Haiti, one year after its devastating earthquake, UN Women is working side by side with national counterparts to stop violence against women, expand women’s economic options and increase space for women to participate in decisions that affect them.
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The Chilean President, Michelle Bachelet will travel to Haiti on 20th February to meet with Haitian authorities and women's organizations and express her solidarity with the nation.