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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.
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UN Women Multi-Country Office (MCO) Caribbean is seeking to partner with an NGO to support the development of a knowledge hub of critical gender and women’s rights research, including feminist research for Grenada, Carriacou and Petite Martinique. In addition, in Jamaica, support CSOs to develop and launch a mobile friendly website to provide (i) monthly profiles (at both the parish and community levels) of analysed IPV crime and injury data; (ii) information on how to develop personal...
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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.
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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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Over 40 international experts in gender and business - including YELLO Media Group, ICD Group and Jamaican Women in Coffee (JaWiC) - along with entrepreneurs, CEOs and government leaders in Latin America and the Caribbean will converge on June 9th and 10th, from 2 pm to 6 pm (GTM-3) t o speak a t the “WEPs Forum 2021: Reaffirming the Commitment to an Equal Future”.
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Unpaid care work – care for children and the elderly and domestic work - which historically has been disproportionately shouldered by women, has significantly increased with the COVID-19 pandemic.
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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. ...
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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.
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Under the Spotlight Initiative, UN Women MCO- Caribbean invites proposals (CFP BRB30/ CFP 2021/07) from eligible Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) based in Grenada to implement advocacy campaigns developed by the community that are evidence-based, theory driven, culturally relevant, strategic and sustainable, 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.
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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).
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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Lack of data and gender analysis makes it hard to identify the separate needs and vulnerabilities of women, girls, men and boys. The completion of recent studies looking at the gender inequality of risk in several Caribbean countries including Saint Vincent and the Grenadines whose La Soufriére volcano is in an eruptive stage, has been described as timely.
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What inspired your interest in your field?What is the greatest challenge for women in your profession?What needs to change to better support and empower women and girls pursuing careers in ICT and STEAM?What is your advice to young women and girls who want to pursue a career path in your industry?
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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.
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April 16, 2021, KINGSTON - The Spotlight Initiative has approved a 2021 work plan aimed at addressing the scourge of family and gender-based violence (GBV) in Jamaica and operationalizing the goals and objectives outlined in Jamaica’s National Strategic Action Plan to Address Gender Based Violence. The Programme is being implemented at a time of widespread crime and violence against women and girls continue to affect families and communities and hinder progress towards the SDGs. Around...
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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”.
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UN Women MCO - Caribbean invites Proposals (CFP BRB30/SGA 2021/03) from eligible Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) based in Grenada and Jamaica to be awarded Small Grants to contribute to the Spotlight Initiative objectives to prevent and end family violence.