Bridgetown, Barbados, 27th May 2021:- As countries develop COVID-19 recovery strategies, investments in infrastructure must include the care economy, including measures to reduce and redistribute unpaid care work. Childcare, elder care and care of the sick is as crucial to a functioning economy as any road, electric grid or building. If workers, many of whom are women, drop out of the paid economy because of their unpaid care work responsibilities, the entire economy is negatively impacted.
Under Pillar 6 of the Spotlight Initiative Guyana Project, the UN Women Multi-Country Office (MCO) Caribbean, is seeking to partner with Civil Society Organization(s) to establish a CSO network for social justice activism to promote demand-driven quality service access and delivery.
The UN Women Multi-Country Office (MCO) Caribbean is seeking a Media Partner to engage with other media, sports and other sectors to develop and roll out an advocacy campaign on harmful social norms and behaviours, and to provide supplies and materials related to advocacy and health/non-violence promotion (training and education tools) linked to champions/role models in areas such as sports and other sectors especially faith-based leaders.
The UN Women Multi-Country Office (MCO) Caribbean is seeking to partner with Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) for the development of community accountability mechanisms on key Intimate Partner Violence/Sexual Gender Based Violence-related issues.
The UN Women Multi-Country Office (MCO) Caribbean is seeking to partner with a Consulting Firm to review existing best practices and develop an approach tailored to addressing Family Violence in the Guyanese context including specific strategies and approaches for the participation of Civil Society Organizations (CSOs).
UN Women Multi-Country Office (MCO) Caribbean is seeking to partner with Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) in Grenada, Guyana and Trinidad and Tobago, to provide technical and financial assistance on social accountability for women's rights groups. Groups that lead on shadow reporting processes will be prioritized.
UN Women MCO- Caribbean is announcing Call for Proposals (CFP BRB30/CFP 2021/10) for Implementing Partners (For Civil Society Organizations – CSOs) to provide Intimate Partner Violence (IPV) Counseling, Soft Skills Counseling, logistical support for workshops and the development of a tool on addressing EVAW using social protection in St. Lucia.
Across the Caribbean, there are millions of girls who could right now be learning from home – if only they were connected. On International Girls in ICT Day, we encourage governments not to leave these girls behind.
The United Nations has launched a $29.2 million global funding appeal to help those affected by the eruptions of the La Soufrière volcano in St. Vincent and the Grenadines and other impacted countries during what has been described as the country’s “midnight hour of need”.
As the United Nations, Barbados, and the Eastern Caribbean continues to upscale humanitarian support for the Government and People of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, in response to ongoing eruptions and ashfall from the La Soufrière Volcano, funding of US$1M has been allocated to relief efforts through the UN Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF).
On March 25, 2021 the Government of Dominica engaged in a high level Dialogue with the United Nations Sub-Regional Team for Barbados and the Eastern Caribbean, to provide a roadmap for a more upscaled partnership and better tailored support to meet the priority needs of the Government and people of Dominica.
Global leaders united today to call for bold, unapologetic, and concrete progress towards gender equality at the official opening of the Generation Equality Forum in Mexico City. Mexico’s President, Andrés Manuel López Obrador, officially opened the Forum alongside President of France, Emmanuel Macron, UN Secretary-General António Guterres, and convener of the Forum, Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, Executive Director of UN Women. They were joined by youth activist Elvira Pablo and civil society leader Sharon Bhagwan Rolls, representing youth and civil society groups who are partners in designing and co-creating the Forum, as well as by Olga Sanchez Cordero, Secretary of the Interior of Mexico, and Marcelo Ebrard, Secretary for Foreign Affairs of Mexico.
Alison Anderson McLean
Kingston, Jamaica: March 12, 2021 : UN Women and The University of the West Indies, Mona Campus formally launched the “Alison Anderson McLean Internship” offering on-the-job training opportunities with UN Women Multi-Country Office (MCO) – Caribbean for students from the Department of Government in the Faculty of Social Sciences. The Internship commemorates the life and service of the former UN Women Representative, the late Alison Anderson McLean...
Justice Lisa Ramsumair-Hinds, a judge in Trinidad and Tobago, is a champion for gender-sensitive adjudication, raising awareness and sharing her knowledge around the world. She talks about how support at home and mentorship from other judges played a crucial role in her success.
More than 20 Private Sector companies and Civil Society organizations (CSOs) benefitted from a workshop - under the “Win-Win: Gender Equality means Good Business” Programme - to support more effective and targeted corporate planning to create a more enabling business environment in Jamaica that harnesses the capacities (or contributions) of women and men equally to build back better in the wake of COVID-19.
A restorative space, the St. Jude’s Home for Girls has long served as a refuge for girls within the state care system in Trinidad and Tobago.
The Home houses mainly adolescent girls who have either been appointed by the Family Court due to disputes at home ranging from sexual abuse to being “beyond control.” Some of the girls are on remand with pending court matters.
Many have had to stop schooling and receive counselling for trauma, depression and other related...
Providing psycho-social support to women who make up the majority of frontline workers in health and the businesses that are still open (like supermarkets and smaller shops) and responding to the needs of men who now find themselves without work in the COVID-19 impacted industries like tourism, were among the discussion points when UN Women MCO Caribbean Representative Tonni Brodber held her official virtual call with Barbados’ Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, Senator the...
Hosted by CARICOM and UN Women MCO Caribbean, Ministers with responsibility for Gender Affairs, Parliamentarians, heads of the National Gender Machineries, representatives of civil society and academia begun meeting to define a coordinated position on Caribbean needs and priorities to feed into the annual Commission on the Status of Women (CSW).