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UN Secretary General to open UNCTAD ministerial conference in Barbados

Thursday, September 30, 2021

At the 15th session of the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD15), heads of state and government, senior UN officials, leaders of intergovernmental organizations, top trade experts, prominent development principals and thinkers from around the world will share their vision of the solutions required, including the role of trade, in forging a more inclusive and sustainable way forward (3 - 7 Oct 2021).

Call for Proposals for Responsible Parties - Grenada

Thursday, September 16, 2021

The UN Women Multi-Country Office (MCO) - Caribbean, seeks to partner with Responsible Party (Non-Governmental Organizations [NGO] to; Implement advocacy campaigns to promote positive social norms and practices on gender equality, healthy relationships, masculinities and non-violent parenting, and increase positive community responses to incidents of family and sexual violence, and using creative and cultural approaches to prevent Family Violence, to employ the use of short films and/or new forms of media which are engaging, innovative, and relevant to the context/theme.

Universal Basic Income as a means of Gender-Responsive Social Protection

Wednesday, September 15, 2021

The Joint Programme on Universal Adaptive Social Protection in the Eastern Caribbean is providing support to Governments to strengthen their capacities to among other things, narrow gender gaps in poverty rates, enhance women’s income security, and boost female-headed households resilience to climate-related shocks. A response measure which has come up for review is Universal Basic Income (UBI), which may have both pros and cons if implemented as a gender-responsive social protection initiative.

UN Women: Being amongst the most affected by the earthquake, women’s and girls’ meaningful participation and leadership are crucial to an effective and successful humanitarian response

Monday, September 13, 2021

Development of a Rapid Gender Analysis that aims to provide humanitarian actors with recommendations to address the needs of women and girls to ensure their rights and needs are at the core of recovery and reconstruction efforts.

COVID-19 Rapid Assessment Survey

Tuesday, September 7, 2021

The UN Women Multi-country Office for the Caribbean and the UN ECLAC Sub-regional Headquarters for the Caribbean are conducting research in the English-speaking Caribbean to understand how the lives of women and men have been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Call for Proposal for Responsible Parties

Monday, September 6, 2021

The Spotlight Initiative thematic focus in the Caribbean is the reduction in prevalence and incidence of family violence. Family violence includes physical, social, sexual, economic and psychological/emotional abuse and acts of aggression within relationships that are considered as family connections or akin to family. The definition is guided by the domestic violence legislation across the region and the Initiative will take a non-discriminatory approach in advancing a comprehensive approach for all regardless of social status, location, identity or sexual orientation.

INVITATION TO APPLY: UN Women Caribbean Regional Spotlight Initiative Small Grants

Monday, September 6, 2021

UN Women Caribbean Regional Spotlight Initiative Small Grant Advertisement on Responding to the impact of family violence on survivors and groups facing multiple and intersecting forms of discrimination/marginalisation in the Caribbean

Women Agripreneurs in Jamaica Receive Financing for Business Development

Wednesday, September 1, 2021

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.

Jamaican Women Craft Vendors get Business Support to Enhance Resiliency when Disaster Strikes

Monday, August 30, 2021

This past year, the COVID-19 pandemic severely impacted the tourism and hospitality sector – one of the key economic drivers of Gross Domestic Product (GDP) – due to border closures or restricted movement. This economic shock also extended to craft traders, many of whom are responsible for their families’ livelihoods and are women. What did this mean for those whose livelihoods were reliant on tourist arrivals?

UN Women works in Haiti to ensure that the humanitarian response reaches out to women, incorporates their voices and proposals

Thursday, August 26, 2021

As the country remains in a state of national emergency, UN Women, along with its national partners and the entire UN and international cooperation system, joins the efforts in response to the earthquake. Immediate humanitarian support, protection of rights, food security and early recovery are the priorities for women's organizations and Haitian women.

In the Spotlight... Caribbean

Wednesday, August 25, 2021

This inaugural issue of the Caribbean Regional Spotlight Initiative Newsletter highlights foundational elements established so far to ensure the success of the regional programme.

Spotlight Initiative Guyana - Call for Proposals For A Civil Society Organisation (CFP BRB30/CFP 2021/14)

Thursday, August 12, 2021

The UN Women Multi-Country Office (MCO) Caribbean is seeking to partner with a Civil Society Organizations (CSO) to train and mentor/support champions, particularly faith-based leaders, for their visible advocacy role on Family Violence at the national level and working with other CSOs at community level

UN Women and UNESCO partner on a black women, men and youth social justice and development programme

Thursday, August 12, 2021

UN Women and UNESCO have embarked on a partnership to strengthen women-and youth owned businesses in the cultural and creative industries in the Caribbean, Latin America and Africa. The programme will also highlight Afro descendant women’s role and contribution to sustainable development through cultural exchanges, knowledge sharing and movement-building.

EnGenDER (Enabling Gender-Responsive Disaster Recovery, Climate and Environmental Resilience) Project

Wednesday, August 4, 2021

The UN Women Multi-Country Office Caribbean is seeking to contract an Institute to provide virtual Gender-Responsive Disaster Risk Resilience and Climate Change Adaptation Training for at least 50 Senior Technical Officers in selected priority areas in nine Caribbean Countries in the period August to December 2021.

UNTFHS - Enhancing the Negotiation Skills of Rural Women Farmers in Saint Lucia

Friday, July 30, 2021

“COVID-19 brought about virtual change and we were not ready…the training helped us to make the change.” ~Training Participant. In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic and its pervasive socio-economic impacts, women across the Caribbean have had to find innovative ways to continue to generate income to provide for themselves, their families, and their communities. Thanks to a United Nations Trust Fund for Human Security (UNTFHS)supported training programme, entitled: &ldquo...

Press release: UN Women presents ‘A Force for Change’, an art exhibition and auction featuring work by 26 Black women artists, benefitting Black women

Tuesday, July 13, 2021

UN Women will host the first all-Black, all-women global selling exhibition and auction titled “A Force for Change”, with proceeds benefiting Black women across the world and the participating artists. The exhibition will be open to the public in New York City from 27 to 31 July 2021, with an online auction hosted on Artsy from 16 to 30 July 2021, closing at 2pm EDT.

Rebuilding Jamaica's Economy with a Gender Lens

Tuesday, July 13, 2021

"Investments with a gender lens are important but they alone are not enough. Often times, financial institutions put credit lines in place, but they come and go. What is needed is business support advisory, and evidence."

MASKED - “Voices of Saint Lucian Women: The Impact of COVID-19”

Tuesday, June 22, 2021

The women featured are on the frontline. They are small entrepreneurs in early childhood education; hospitality and agriculture - sharing their personal stories of the immediate and longer-term impact of COVID-19 which has resulted, in some cases, in them losing their jobs.

The Caribbean Regional Spotlight Initiative Civil Society Regional Reference Group Gears for Action following its Inaugural Meeting

Friday, June 18, 2021

Civil Society engagement is at the heart of the Spotlight Initiative, a global, multi-year partnership between the European Union and the United Nations to eliminate all forms of violence against women and girls by 2030. As part of rolling out the Caribbean Regional Spotlight Initiative Programme, a Civil Society Regional Reference Group (CS-RRG) has been established to facilitate and ensure the systematic and meaningful engagement of women’s rights groups and relevant civil society organisations, including those representing young women and groups facing intersecting forms of discrimination.

Win-Win Building Back Better

Wednesday, June 9, 2021

The UN Women Caribbean Office will be hosting a Webinar Series entitled “Win-Win: Building Back Better” in Jamaica in June 2021.

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