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Wednesday, November 13, 2019
Caption Text Georgetown, Guyana : 1 in every 2 women in Guyana has or will experience Intimate Partner Violence (IPV) in their lifetime. The first comprehensive national survey on gender-based violence in Guyana revealed that more than half (55%) of all women experienced at least one form of violence. More than one in ten have experienced physical and/or sexual violence from a male partner in the past 12 months. The Guyana Women’s Health and Life Experiences Survey (WHLES)...
Friday, July 28, 2017
UN Women Deputy Representative Tonni Brodber. Photo: UN Women/Sharon Carter-Burke Guyana, July 2017 : Work has begun on a two-year project towards enhancing access to justice with the Judiciary of Guyana. UN Women Multi-Country Office – Caribbean, the Caribbean Association of Judicial Officers (CAJO) and the JURIST-CCJ project which is supported by the Government of Canada Global Affairs are collaborating on this initiative with the Judiciary of Guyana. This project includes...
Friday, June 3, 2016
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.
Monday, August 31, 2015
The priorities set to inform next steps around the localisation of the SDGs in the Caribbean were identified at a regional meeting of Ministers responsible for Gender Affairs, Parliamentarians and stakeholders towards ensuring a Caribbean voice and focus on Gender Equality in the emerging global sustainable development agenda.
Monday, March 12, 2012
Continuing to treat women's rights as matters for the private sphere and therefore "beyond the reach of the law" remains the single biggest threat to women's progress.
Tuesday, March 6, 2012
It is expected that the law enforcement response to gender-based violence reports will be strengthened for several countries as selected officers embark on a two week internship programme with the Ottawa (Canada) Police Services Department.
Thursday, July 21, 2011
Fifteen (15) Caribbean performing artists from the First Nations/indigenous people of Belize, Guyana and Suriname recently committed to extending the reach of the UNiTE to End Violence Against Women campaign through their various forms of artistic expression.
Friday, October 10, 2008
Over 100 persons attended the opening of the UNIFEM/Ministry of Amerindian Affairs, Guyana on 'Caribbean Indigenous Women: Voice, Participation and Influence for Sustainable Development' on 9 October 2008 in Georgetown, Guyana.