UN Women – United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women

UN Women – United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women


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UN Women Representative presents credentials to Barbados’ Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade

Sunday, February 21, 2021

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...

Spotlight Trinidad and Tobago - Call for Proposal (CFP 002) For Civil Society Organisations - CSOs

Tuesday, February 16, 2021

Spotlight Trinidad and Tobago - Call for Proposal (CFP 002) For Civil Society Organisations - CSOs

Spotlight Jamaica - Call for Proposal (CFP 001) For Civil Society Organizations

Friday, February 12, 2021

The UN Women Multi-Country Office (MCO) - Caribbean, seeks to partner with a Civil Society Organisation (Non-Governmental Organizations [NGO] to; endow children and young people out-school with knowledge, skills attitudes and strategies for addressing conflict and responding to stress and stressors that arise in relationships and establish and model an atmosphere of respect within group relations among and between young people and, to organize interventions to engage men and boys towards ending...

Building a Coordinated Caribbean Position for CSW65

Tuesday, February 9, 2021

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).

UN Women Empowers 25 Single Mothers in Saint Lucia during the COVID-19 Pandemic

Friday, February 5, 2021

COVID-19, like a thief in the night has robbed society of all semblance of normalcy and left in its trail, a severely weakened global economy, with devastating repercussions for all persons, irrespective of gender, age, race, or social status. One of the groups most acutely affected by the ongoing pandemic is Single Mothers, particularly those who were already affected by poverty and other forms of vulnerability prior to the pandemic.

Measuring domestic and unpaid care work: Recognising women’s total contribution to work and economies

Wednesday, February 3, 2021

In the Caribbean and around the world more people are at home due to the impacts of COVID-19 lockdowns and/or the subsequent unemployment, as a result care work responsibility in the home has multiplied. In the absence of measurement, women’s total contribution to social and economic development is not being captured.

Virtual Courtesy Call UN Women MCO Caribbean Representative and EU Ambassador to Barbados and OECS

Wednesday, January 20, 2021

With their recent appointments as head of UN Women MCO Caribbean and European Union Ambassador to Barbados and the Eastern Caribbean States, UN Women MCO Caribbean Representative Tonni Brodber and Ambassador Malgorzata Wasilewska held a virtual courtesy call.

As COVID-19 Negatively Impacts the Caribbean Tourism Sector, EnGenDER Provides Economic and Food Support to Workers in the Project Countries

Thursday, December 31, 2020

DOGA Antigua and Barbuda. With a national lockdown of Antigua and Barbuda in response to the COVID-19 pandemic outbreak, some workers in the tourism sector found themselves without work and income. The country’s borders were closed, which meant no arriving flights or cruise ships with tourists. Tourism is Antigua and Barbuda’s main industry and main revenue generator. Under the Enabling Gender-Responsive Disaster Recovery, Climate and Environmental Resilience in the...

Collecting Administrative Data on Violence Against Women and Girls

Monday, December 21, 2020

More than twenty (20) Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) benefitted from a workshop with local and international experts on the importance of collecting administrative data to tackle Violence Against Women And Girls (VAWG) and building back a more equal Jamaica in the wake of COVID-19.

Orange lights take over Latin America and the Caribbean as a call for the elimination of violence against women

Tuesday, December 8, 2020

In response to the UN Secretary-General UNITE Campaign’s call, during the 16 days of Activism, Governments, private sector companies, the UN and development partners in the region have once again shown their solidarity by lighting their buildings orange, demonstrating their commitment to ending gender-based violence.

Press Release: UN House in Barbados Turns Orange to Mark 16 Days of Activism

Tuesday, December 1, 2020

Set among the tall palms and lush vegetation of Barbados’ South Coast, United Nations House, is illuminated in an orange glow.

Spotlight Initiative Grenada Civil Society National Reference Group Call for nominations

Thursday, November 26, 2020

The UN and EU invites nominations for individuals working in civil society and have knowledge and experience in addressing gender-based, domestic and family violence and related women’s rights and gender equality issues to be part of the Spotlight Initiative’s Civil Society National Reference Group. All nominations will be reviewed by a Selection Committee comprising up to five civil society members, two UN members, one EU member and one government member. Individuals may nominate...

COVID-19 and GBV - Caribbean resilience to natural and manmade hazards relies on spaces where violence is not used to address problems

Wednesday, November 25, 2020

COVID-19 is contracting our economic spaces, it is making childcare responsibilities multiply unequally. UN Women MCO Caribbean Representative (a.i.) Tonni Brodber explained that this could exacerbate risk factors for intimate partner violence.

Press Release - UDC and UN Women: A Partnership for Safety and Resilience

Monday, November 2, 2020

In celebration of World Cities Day, UN Women and the Urban Development Corporation (UDC), Jamaica have joined together to make cities and public spaces in Jamaica safer and more resilient. Through a virtual signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) which took place on Friday 30 October, both entities have agreed to partner on several initiatives over the next two years that would contribute to an end to sexual harassment and violence in public spaces and promote equitable social, economic and political empowerment.

EnGenDER provides personal protective equipment to the Government of St. Lucia and Community Based Organisations

Friday, October 23, 2020

The Ministry of Home Affairs, Justice and National Security, the Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries, Physical Planning, Natural Resources and Cooperatives, the Ministry of Health and Wellness as well as the National Emergency Management Organisation (NEMO) are now better equipped to respond to the needs of communities across Saint Lucia in combating the COVID-19 pandemic.

Regional Joint Programme Launched to Empower Women and Youth in the Agri/Fisheries Small Business Sectors

Tuesday, October 20, 2020

The United Nations and Government of Japan through the United Nations Trust Fund for Human Security (UNTFHS) today launched a regional USD6.2M programme. Set to benefit over 162,000 people in the Caribbean, the focus is on reaching the most vulnerable - particularly women and marginalized youth who continue to be disproportionately affected by economic, social and environmental challenges.

Regional Spotlight Programme Launched to Reduce Family Violence Across the Eastern Caribbean

Tuesday, September 22, 2020

As Eastern Caribbean governments work to build back better in the wake of COVID-19, the United Nations and the European Union continue to scale up efforts to foster gender equality and respond to family violence through the launch of a USD$12.7M Spotlight Regional Caribbean Programme. This is part of the EUR 500 million with which the European Union is financing the Spotlight Initiative in all continents.

EnGenDER Supports Efforts to Tackle Gender-Based Violence and COVID-19 in Saint Lucia

Thursday, September 3, 2020

Today, the Government of Saint Lucia received USD 100,000 from the Enabling, Gender-Responsive Disaster Recovery, Climate and Environmental Resilience in the Caribbean (EnGenDER) Project to fund a COVID-19 Response Initiative.

1 in every 3 women in Grenada will experience Intimate Partner Violence

Tuesday, August 18, 2020

Grenada’s First National Study on Gender-Based Violence findings included in the new “Caribbean Women Count: The Ending Violence against Women and Girls Data Hub” for GBV prevalence in 5 Caribbean countries.

Press release: UN Women and Inter-American Development Bank urge governments to integrate gender as a catalyst for economic recovery (COVID-19) in the Caribbean

Thursday, July 30, 2020

The UN entity dedicated to gender equality and the empowerment of women (UN Women), and the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), convened High-Level representatives from the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) for an in-depth  discussion on the urgency of addressing the care economy and the impact on women, who comprise the majority of unpaid care workers.

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