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Monday, February 3, 2020
Caribbean and Latin American countries participating in the XIV Regional Conference on Women in Latin America and the Caribbean have approved the Santiago Commitment to accelerate actions to realise gender equality.
Tuesday, December 17, 2019
Kingston, Jamaica December 12, 2019: UN Women National Private Sector Specialist for the Win-Win: Gender Equality Means Good Business Programme in Jamaica, Dr. Denise Chevannes-Vogel, has underscored the fact that although the majority of victims are women, sexual harassment is experienced by both women and men and is perpetrated regardless of sexual orientation and gender identity. “It is unwanted and unwelcome and can result in significant social and economic costs in the Jamaican...
Monday, December 2, 2019
In the Latin America and the Caribbean region, 1.1 million adolescent girls ages 15 to 19 have experienced sexual violence or have been forced into a sexual act, and at least 1 out of 3 women has experienced physical and/or sexual violence at some point in her life. Rape has a devastating impact on the lives of women. It has an impact on their health and well-being and limits their fundamental rights, as well as their life opportunities.
Sunday, November 24, 2019
Work on preventing and ending violence against women at the global, regional and national levels shows that there is widespread impunity for sexual violence and rape. UN Women-supported research conducted here in the Caribbean in the past two years reinforced that violence against women and girls (VAWG) including rape is so entrenched and normalised that both men and women have a high tolerance for its manifestations.
Wednesday, November 13, 2019
Caption Text Georgetown, Guyana : 1 in every 2 women in Guyana has or will experience Intimate Partner Violence (IPV) in their lifetime. The first comprehensive national survey on gender-based violence in Guyana revealed that more than half (55%) of all women experienced at least one form of violence. More than one in ten have experienced physical and/or sexual violence from a male partner in the past 12 months. The Guyana Women’s Health and Life Experiences Survey (WHLES)...
Monday, November 4, 2019
Unpaid care work is one of the main reasons, women remain outside of the labour force and their lower levels of economic activity. Also, despite significant achievements in education, structural barriers to gender equality and women’s empowerment persist in the labour market.
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...
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.
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...
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.
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...
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.
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.
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...
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...
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.
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...
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...
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.
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”.