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Guidelines for Equal Access to Justice

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...

CDB and UN Women partner to support data collection on Gender based Violence in the Caribbean

Thursday, July 27, 2017

The Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) and UN Women have signed an agreement to support a common approach to measuring Gender-Based Violence (GBV) in the Caribbean. Although GBV, in particular violence against women and girls, affects much of the Region, many countries do not generate or have access to comprehensive data on the frequency, nature and response to this issue.

CDB and UN Agencies partnering to achieve SDGs in the Caribbean

Friday, July 14, 2017

Bridgetown, Barbados : - Partnerships are at the foundation of UN Women’s work on the ground in the Caribbean and are the main vehicle through which UN Women is able to realise a multiplier effect for expanded and improved results for all women and men, girls and boys.

Gender Equality and Women's Economic Empowerment in Jamaica

Sunday, July 9, 2017

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...

Press Release: Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka appointed to a second term as Executive Director of UN Women

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

The United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres re-appointed Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka for a second term as Under-Secretary-General of the United Nations and Executive Director of the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and Empowerment of Women (UN Women) for a period of four years.

The MCO-Caribbean Team has its new Representative

Friday, May 19, 2017

It is with great pleasure that we are able to announce the appointment of the new Representative for UN Women MCO-Caribbean Ms. M. Alison McLean.

LAC South-South Cooperation Leads to Caribbean First Judicial Gender Protocol

Thursday, April 13, 2017

When Barbados reports to the CEDAW Committee within the next year, it will be able to claim of its progress as being first to have a Judiciary Gender Protocol developed for a Caribbean state.

UNiTE March Orange Day Include Women and Girls With Disabilities in Anti-Violence Efforts

Friday, March 24, 2017

Women and girls with disabilities are at a greater risk of violence and abuse while facing difficulties accessing preventive and protection services than those without. Studies estimate that these women are 1.5 to 10 times more likely to be abused, either physically or sexually, by a family member or caregiver. They may even be up to 4.2 times more likely to have their activities and whereabouts restricted by their intimate partners, and their risk of sexual abuse is at least two...

New IPU and UN Women map shows women’s representation in politics stagnating

Thursday, March 16, 2017

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.

Gender Equality Means Business

Friday, March 10, 2017

Several top business leaders demonstrated their commitment to gender equality in an event that signalled the start of a private sector partnership with UN Women MCO Caribbean by signing on to the Women’s Economic Empowerment Principles (WEPs) and the ringing of the opening market bell at the Jamaica Stock Exchange.

Latin America and the Caribbean commit to empower women at work

Thursday, February 9, 2017

Women's ministers and top gender officials from 23 countries in Latin America and the Caribbean concluded the Regional Consultations prior to the 61st session of the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women (CSW61) calling for decisive measures to promote women’s economic empowerment.

What would the economy look like if it truly worked for women?

Friday, February 3, 2017

Latin America and the Caribbean : Women´s economic empowerment is a particularly important issue for Latin America and the Caribbean as the region is currently facing sluggish economic growth. UN Women estimates that closing the gender gaps in labour force participation could increase the region's GDP per capita by 14 per cent  [1] . Notwithstanding the progress made in the last decades, women´s participation in the workforce is still 26 per cent lower than men´s in...

UN Women and CARICOM sign MOU to advance Gender Equality in the Caribbean

Friday, January 13, 2017

In an effort to begin 2017 poised to make specific and tangible strides to addressing gender inequality UN Women Multi-Country Office – Caribbean and CARICOM have signed an MOU to promote gender equality throughout the region.

Counting the Costs of GBV

Thursday, December 8, 2016

It is not enough to tell victims of gender based violence to break their silence and leave, there’s need for mechanisms and systems that fully support the victim taking that step.

Caribbean Women Break the Silence for #16Days

Thursday, December 8, 2016

This 16 Days of Activism Caribbean women have broken their silence to expose daily experiences of street harassment and sexual violence. Their speaking out loud highlights that violence against women is a lived reality for many of our loved ones and can have life or death consequences. All persons have a responsibility to see that we eliminate all forms of violence against women and girls.     Barbados Standing in your own power, truth and dignity as an individual were the...

Gender Justice Reform and Institutional Strengthening

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

UN Women is working to support the Caribbean Association of Judicial Officers identify and address the social, economic and cultural circumstances that perpetuate sex and gender-related human rights violations.

“Together we can begin to bend the curve down” –Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, Executive Director, UN Women

Monday, November 21, 2016

"Together we can begin to bend the curve down and bring the scourge of violence against women and girls to an end." –Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, Executive Director of UN Women, at the UN commemoration of the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women.

16 days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence 2016

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

From 25 November, the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, to 10 December, Human Rights Day, the 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence Campaign is a time to galvanise action to end violence against women and girls around the world.

In post-hurricane Haiti, women work together to rebuild

Friday, November 4, 2016

It’s been a month since Hurricane Matthew hit Haiti, taking the lives of hundreds of people in the South, Grand’Anse and Nippes departments ( districts) and leaving more than 1.4 million in need of humanitarian assistance, but the women and girls in the most affected areas remember it as if it was yesterday.

Coverage: Executive Director in the Caribbean

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka is in the Caribbean region for the first time this week, making stops in Barbados, followed by Jamaica. A key emphasis of the Executive Director’s visit will be on the importance of human security and safety of women and girls in the region.

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