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It’s time to repeal Laws in the Caribbean that condone and facilitate GBV – A Call to Action

Tuesday, December 14, 2021

What are the laws that exist across the Caribbean that condone and foster gender-based violence (GBV)? Though most Caribbean countries have existing laws on domestic and sexual violence, there is a restrictive understanding and definition of GBV that facilitate inequitable gender norms.

UN Women Small Grant Advertisement under the Spotlight Initiative Grenada

Monday, December 13, 2021

Purpose : To support the expansion of the technical substantive capacity of national, local and grassroot women’s rights organisations, and other organisations working on Family Violence (FV) and Violence against Women and Girls (VAWG). Eligible Organisations : Civil society and other not for profit organisations in Grenada working on Family Violence and VAWG. **NOTE: eligible organisations must be legally registered and operational for 3 or more years Amount : Ceiling of USD...

UN Women Multi Country Office - Caribbean partners with Portland Private Equity to take bold steps towards Gender Lens Investment in the Caribbean

Friday, December 10, 2021

This event included a virtual MOU signing between UN Women Multi Country Office (MCO) - Caribbean and Portland Private Equity with a view of facilitating cooperation to increase Innovative Financing Options for Gender Equality in the Caribbean region and enhancing capacities across the private sector and governments to ensure women owned or led businesses have access to capital to develop and scale their businesses.

Affordable and accessible childcare services - a pathway out of poverty for Caribbean single mothers

Wednesday, December 8, 2021

“Universal childcare access does not mean government has to do everything or that it has to be free of cost, it has to be affordable for parents and the most vulnerable of parents e.g., a single mother who is receiving public assistance."

Orange the Centre: UN Women, WFP and Barbados’ Limegrove Lifestyle Centre partner to #OrangeTheWorld : END VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN NOW!”

Monday, November 29, 2021

The Barbados Limegrove Lifestyle Centre and Altman Real Estate welcomed the opportunity to partner with UN Women and WFP to recognise the 16 Days of Activism. The colour orange represents a brighter future, free from violence against women and girls, and is a unifying theme running through all the global activities of the #UNiTE Campaign.

16 Days of Activism to End Violence Against Women and Girls - How Can you get Involved?

Thursday, November 25, 2021

It will take an all of society approach to prevent, reduce and eliminate gender-based violence. How can you get involved? Click on this story to see actions being undertaken by UN Women Multi-Country Office Caribbean and our partners across the Caribbean.

All Young Women Leaders Parliamentary Sitting Debates Protection Against Sexual Harassment in the Workplace Act

Thursday, November 25, 2021

On the eve of the 16 Days of Activism to end gender-based violence, 54 young women participated in a simulated all women parliamentary sitting through the support of The Parliament of Trinidad and Tobago and the European Union-United Nations Spotlight Initiative.

CFP: Massive Online Open Course (MOOC) on gender analysis of prevalence and administrative data produced in CARICOM on violence against women and girls (VAWG)

Monday, November 22, 2021

Under the Regional Spotlight Initiative, the UN Women Multi Country Office – Caribbean is advertising this Call for Proposals (CFP) to partner with an academic institution with an established degree programme on gender and/or social statistics.

Call for Proposals for Responsible Parties - Grenada

Saturday, November 20, 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.

UN Women Small Grant Advertisement under the Spotlight Initiative Trinidad and Tobago

Tuesday, November 16, 2021

UN Women’s Small Grants are designed to support institutional strengthening and capacity-building, especially for smaller organisations. This call specifically supports CSOs working in the area of family violence, especially responding to the needs of women and children survivors as well those who face discrimination or marginalisation. Expressions of interest that focus on intersectional issues are highly encouraged.

Innovative strategies and partnerships urgently needed to arrest women’s economic slide as a result of COVID-19

Tuesday, October 19, 2021

On her inaugural mission to the Caribbean, UN Women Regional Director for the Americas and Caribbean Maria Noel Vaeza, accompanied by the Representative - UN Women Multi-Country Office–Caribbean, Tonni Brodber, met with Governments and development partners in Jamaica, Barbados and Trinidad and Tobago. The Caribbean mission was focused on sharing on UN Women’s new 4-year strategic plan, particularly strategies towards building forward from COVID-19 in a gender-responsive way.

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).

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.

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