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Feminist Organising: Strengthening a Movement - A perspective from the Pacific Small Island States

Friday, September 13, 2019

The Pacific women’s movement works hard and demonstrates sustainability, strength and growth. This interview highlights some of the lessons learned that can serve as an example and encouragement for feminist and women-led movements in the Caribbean and across the globe .   Facing down the climate change crisis has forced women’s organisations in the Pacific to recognise their areas of common interest, and to push past siloed approaches to re-define and reclaim...

Minimising gender and climate-related risks

Monday, July 22, 2019

Resilience is not the only way to address the impacts of climate change. It is also about changing the development practices that have led to the increased rate in climate change we are witnessing and experiencing.

Consultation to Shape New Programme on Women's Resilience to Disasters

Friday, July 19, 2019

“Integrating women’s experiences to enhance disaster risk resiliency” Photo: UN Women/Sharon Carter-Burke Wednesday 17 July, 2019 (SUVA, Fiji) – Recognising the strength and innovation of women, and harnessing existing initiatives through lessons learned in the face of a changing climate and in the aftermath of disasters is vital to women’s resilience building. These were some of the key issues highlighted recently at the first global stakeholder consultation...

UN Women Executive Board visits programmes in the Caribbean

Thursday, May 30, 2019

During a four-country visit in the Caribbean region from 18 to 23 May, the UN Women Executive Board discussed measures to improve court processes to assist survivors of gender-based violence; observed initiatives at work to identify and mitigate the gendered risks of natural disasters; and emphasized their support towards achieving the Sustainable Development Goals.

UN Women celebrates its 10th Anniversary through a cultural collaboration with Trinidad and Tobago carnival band – THE LOST TRIBE

Wednesday, May 29, 2019

Building on the culture of the Caribbean, UN Women Multi-Country Office – Caribbean is partnering with Trinidad and Tobago carnival band – THE LOST TRIBE, to celebrate UN Women’s 10 years of existence and raise awareness about gender equality. Serendipitously UN Women will celebrate its 10th anniversary the same year that the Beijing Platform for Action celebrates its 25th anniversary. In...

Engendering Climate Change Mitigation and Response - Leaving No one Behind

Tuesday, May 7, 2019

Following the devastating 2017 hurricane season in the Caribbean region, there was the strong reminder that women, men, boys and girls are differently impacted during disasters. To this end, UN Women Multi-Country Office – Caribbean has been working to support regional leaders to ensure their climate change planning and disaster risk management is gender-responsive.

Jamaica Private Sector head Endorses Economic Empowerment Programme Promoting Gender Equality In The Workplace

Tuesday, April 16, 2019

Mr. Howard Mitchell, President of the Private Sector Organisation of Jamaica (PSOJ), has endorsed and will champion the Win-Win Gender Equality Means Good Business Programme, a major initiative by the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment (UN Women) Multi-Country Office in the Caribbean.

Ring the Bell for Gender Equality – IWD 2019

Thursday, March 21, 2019

8 th March 2019, Kingston, Jamaica : An annual global collaboration across stock exchanges to ‘Ring the Bell for Gender Equality’ saw for the first time, the Jamaica Stock Exchange participating as the sole Caribbean in observance of International Women’s Day 2019. The Win-Win: Gender Equality means Good Business Programme which is a strategic partnership between UN Women, The European Union and the International Labour Organisation (ILO) partnered with the Jamaica Stock...

Consultations begin on CARICOM Regional Gender Equality Strategy

Tuesday, February 12, 2019

UN Women Deputy Representative Tonni Brodber addressing the Antigua and Barbuda national consultations on a Regional Gender Equality Strategy for CARICOM and the Beijing Platform for Action. DoGA Photo/Raisa Charles St John’s, Antigua and Barbuda : The first of 15 national consultations on a draft Regional Gender Equality Strategy for CARICOM and the Beijing Platform for Action was recently held in St. John’s Antigua in the Eastern Caribbean; thanks to the ongoing partnership...

Jamaican Private Sector Companies Join UN Women Gender Equality Initiative

Monday, January 28, 2019

Leading private sector companies have agreed to join a major UN Women initiative promoting a multi-stakeholder approach to gender equality at the workplace.

Gender Equality Protocol for Trinidad and Tobago Judicial Officers Launched

Tuesday, November 27, 2018

Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago :  The Judiciary of Trinidad and Tobago launched a signal publication for ensuring gender justice – The Gender Equality Protocol for Judicial Officers. Trinidad and Tobago is the first of 5 Caribbean countries to complete the process.  Launched during the  # 16Days  of Activism to End Gender-Based Violence, the Protocol prioritises issues related to ending violence against women and girls and gender-based violence. UN Women MCO...

“With Her: A Skilled Girl Force”, International Day of the Girl

Thursday, October 11, 2018

Bridgetown, Barbados – 10 October 2018: Barbados and countries in the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States are being called on to work alongside all girls to expand learning opportunities, chart new pathways and rethink how to prepare them for a successful transition into the world of work. This is as the region joins the global community in observing 11 October as International Day of the Girl. Under the theme, “With Her: A Skilled Girl Force”, International Day of...

Suriname launches its National Report on the Status of Women and Men

Tuesday, October 2, 2018

With UN Women support, Suriname has released its first “NATIONAL REPORT on the SITUATION ANALYSIS OF WOMEN AND MEN IN SURINAME”. For a Government to assess how women and men are faring in the country and to better understand the impact and shaping of policies, it is essential that there is the gender equality analysis of socio-economic data and that such analysis is disseminated on a systematic basis.

Jamaica’s “Gender Equality means Good Business Programme” Launched – A Win-Win for Women, Business and National Development

Sunday, September 30, 2018

Jamaica has been encouraged to work to realise the vision of a Prosperous Inclusive and Enabling society, that enables women to have an equal opportunity for a share of the “Economic PIE”.

Win-Win: Gender Equality means Good Business programme launched in Jamaica

Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Kingston, Jamaica: September 25, 2018 The  Win-Win: Gender Equality means Good Business  has been launched in Jamaica. Around 90 per cent of people employed globally, work in the private sector. Given this statistic, the “ Win-Win: Gender Equality means Good Business ” programme has the potential to transform the world of work. UN Women  Regional Win-Win Coordinator Esther Senso Ruiz explained that Win-Win is a strategic partnership between UN Women, the...

PRESS RELEASE: Climate Change And Gender Specialists Meet In Jamaica

Monday, September 17, 2018

This week, more than 30 specialists from the Caribbean will meet in Jamaica for the first time to discuss two very important topics – gender equality and climate change adaptation planning – and how they intersect.

Companies are pivotal to promote gender equality

Wednesday, August 29, 2018

The promotion of women in leadership positions, the gender pay gap - which can reach 30% on average -, social responsibility to support women in communities and the role of companies to eliminate violence against women are some of the issues that are beginning to come increasingly into the pattern of discussions of important companies and institutions in the public and private sectors.

UN Women Violence Prevention Programme begins for Trinidad and Tobago youth

Friday, August 17, 2018

An important violence prevention programme is underway for young people in Trinidad and Tobago. It is the UN Women “Foundations Programme - Strengthening Prevention Approaches to Addressing Gender-Based Violence in the Caribbean” for young women and men - 13 to 24 years of age.

Preventing GBV - Let’s talk Man to Man - Barbershop Series

Tuesday, May 29, 2018

As they get haircuts or shaves, men and boys across Trinidad and Tobago are being engaged in a barbershop community series to prevent and reduce incidences of domestic violence, including sensitisation on the UN Women HeForShe Campaign.

First Caribbean Prevalence Survey on Gender-Based Violence Launched in Trinidad and Tobago

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago: Almost 1 in 3 women have or will experience some form of physical or sexual violence in their lifetime in Trinidad and Tobago. Minister of State in the Office of the Prime Minister with responsibility for Gender and Child Affairs, Ayanna Webster-Roy said this translates to about 130,000 women, way too high for a country of 1.3 million. The results in keeping with the WHO global findings, were revealed at the launch of the first prevalence survey on GBV for Trinidad and Tobago.

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