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Call for Proposals to provide support to women's rights groups, CSOs, and relevant stakeholders through the coordination of actions aimed at increasing opportunities and support to women’s rights groups
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Phylicia Alexander Lavia is the Foundress & Executive Director of Red Root SVG, a nonprofit in her home country of Saint Vincent & the Grenadines. Phylicia is a gender-based violence survivor and activist who advocates for the empowerment & support of underserved women, LGBTQ+ communities & children.
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The UN Women Multi-Country Office (MCO) - Caribbean, seeks to partner with a Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) to provide support to women's rights groups, CSOs, and relevant stakeholders through the coordination of actions aimed at increasing opportunities and support to women’s rights groups to share knowledge, network, partner and jointly advocate for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (GEWE) and ending Violence Against Women and Girls (VAWG), including family violence, at sub-national, national, regional and global levels.
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Women and girls around the world are leading the charge on climate change adaptation, mitigation, and disaster response. In solemn recognition of this reality, the United Nations, under the lead of UN Women, commemorates International Women’s Day (IWD) 2022, with the theme, “Gender equality today for a sustainable tomorrow.” This year, we are highlighting the impacts of global warming on women and girls right here on our Caribbean home and recognizing their outstanding contributions in the response to and fight against climate change.
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On her inaugural mission to the Caribbean, UN Women Regional Director for the Americas and Caribbean Maria Noel Vaeza, accompanied by the Representative - UN Women Multi-Country Office–Caribbean, Tonni Brodber, met with Governments and development partners in Jamaica, Barbados and Trinidad and Tobago. The Caribbean mission was focused on sharing on UN Women’s new 4-year strategic plan, particularly strategies towards building forward from COVID-19 in a gender-responsive way.
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Jamaica has been encouraged to work to realise the vision of a Prosperous Inclusive and Enabling society, that enables women to have an equal opportunity for a share of the “Economic PIE”.
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This week, more than 30 specialists from the Caribbean will meet in Jamaica for the first time to discuss two very important topics – gender equality and climate change adaptation planning – and how they intersect.
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Private sector business managers in Jamaica are leading on UN Women MCO Caribbean efforts to promote gender equality in business. A recent consultation on the Women’s Empowerment Principles (WEPs) looked at practical ways in which businesses can use the WEPs to implement gender responsive policies and programmes. Ensuring the inclusion of women’s talents, skills, experience and energies requires intentional actions and deliberate policies. The Women’s...
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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.
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Usain Bolt, Jamaica’s Olympic champion and “the fastest man in the world” has signed on to the HeForShe Campaign.
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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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In a Tribute to PowerHERful Women - #Her Legacy, Women'sEmpowerment for Change (WE-Change) celebrated the life, work and impact of 16 cross-generational women who “Step It Up for Gender Equality” in their families, communities, organisations, the nation and the wider Caribbean region.
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In the Caribbean, women are often described as the foot soldiers of the political parties, yet despite a consistently strong showing as voters, their voice and needs are not always reflected; and their presence in elected and appointed decision-making positions remains limited.
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Kingston, Jamaica: The government’s lead agency for gender matters, the Bureau of Women's Affairs (BWA), along with the Dispute Resolution Foundation through the "Way Out Project", with support from the Fund for Gender Equality (FGE), UN WOMEN and the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) will once again mark the celebration of International Women's Day under the theme, “The Gender Agenda: Gaining Momentum”.
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The increase in numbers of female candidates in the recently held local elections in Jamaica and the national election last year have buoyed the confidences of the 51% Coalition that their advocacy and awareness efforts for an increase in womens representation is bearing fruit.