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Gender Equality Today for a Sustainable Tomorrow - Joint IWD Statement by the United Nations in Jamaica
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.
Ten women entrepreneurs in the agribusiness sector in Jamaica received stipends valued at $100,000 Jamaica Dollars to scale their businesses under the Women’s Entrepreneurship Support (WES) Project. The stipends were financed through the Enabling Gender-Responsive Disaster Recovery, Climate and Environmental Resilience in the Caribbean (EnGenDER) Project, a project funded by the Government of Canada and UK FCDO, which is UNDP-led with co-implementation by UN Women, WFP and CDEMA.
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.
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”.