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 and UNESCO partner on a black women, men and youth social justice and development programme

Thursday, August 12, 2021

UN Women and UNESCO have embarked on a partnership to strengthen women-and youth owned businesses in the cultural and creative industries in the Caribbean, Latin America and Africa. The programme will also highlight Afro descendant women’s role and contribution to sustainable development through cultural exchanges, knowledge sharing and movement-building.

UN Women statement on the International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples

Friday, August 2, 2019

UN Women joins all indigenous peoples everywhere, especially indigenous women and girls, in commemorating the International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples. This year’s theme of “Indigenous Languages” challenges us to ensure that indigenous women and girls have a voice—quite literally—in the diverse political, civil, social, economic and cultural spaces that they occupy.

Media Advisory: Launch of “Progress of the World’s Women 2019: Families in a Changing World”

Wednesday, May 15, 2019

The 2019 edition of Progress of the World’s Women, to be released on 25 June, is an extensive assessment of the reality of families today, taking into account sweeping economic, demographic, political and social transformation.

The UN Secretary-General’s message on International Women’s Day

Thursday, March 7, 2019

In a statement for International Women's Day, UN Secretary-General António Guterres says: "Gender equality and women’s rights are fundamental to global progress on peace and security, human rights and sustainable development".

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.

Press release: As global mobilization intensifies on women’s rights, UN’s largest meeting on gender equality begins

Friday, March 9, 2018

Spotlight on rural women and girls during the Commission on the Status of Women, focus on critical issues such as ensuring adequate living standards, food and nutrition security, access to land, technology, education, health, and ending all forms of violence and harmful practices

Message by UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka on International Women's Day, 8 March 2016

Friday, March 4, 2016

This year’s celebration of International Women’s Day is the first within the new 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. Gender equality and the empowerment of women and girls are confidently asserted in that Agenda as intrinsic to progress. In her 2016 message, UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka says: “Each one of us is needed—in our countries, communities, organizations, governments and in the United Nations—to ensure decisive, visible and measurable actions are taken under the banner: Planet 50-50: Step It Up for Gender Equality.”

Caribbean Gender Advocates

Thursday, February 18, 2016

How can we in our communities transform attitudes and behaviours which perpetuate the root causes of gender-based discrimination that are reinforcing unequal relations of power between women and men?

UN launches regional flagship programme to eradicate child marriage

Friday, November 27, 2015

On the occasion of the beginning of the 16 days of activism and the commemoration of November 25, International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women, the regional offices of UN Women, UNFPA, UNAIDS, UNICEF and the Pan American Health Organization, presented a flagship program for the eradication of child marriage.

The Gender Agenda: Gaining Momentum

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Kingston, Jamaica: The government’s lead agency for gender matters, the Bureau of Women's Affairs (BWA), along with the Dispute Resolution Foundation through the "Way Out Project", with support from the Fund for Gender Equality (FGE), UN WOMEN and the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) will once again mark the celebration of International Women's Day under the theme, “The Gender Agenda: Gaining Momentum”.


Friday, April 13, 2012

Sophia Martelly, première dame de la République d’Haiti était à l’Académie de Police ce mardi 3 avril pour l'inauguration officielle des nouveaux locaux de la Coordination nationale des Affaires féminines et des questions de genre (CNAF) de la PNH à l'occasion de la journée nationale du mouvement des femmes haïtiennes,

UN Women Violence Prevention Programme Piloted in Dominica and Antigua

Friday, March 16, 2012

Psychologist and Social Worker, Alex P. Vega, consultant to the UN Women 'Partnership for Peace Community Intervention Programme', noted that at the root of gender-based violence is anger, impulse control, and power and control issues and this all ties in with how men have been socialised about manhood.

CARICOM Gender Based Violence Public Campaign Launch

Monday, March 12, 2012

The Caribbean Community Secretariat dovetailed the half-yearly meeting of CARICOM Conference of Heads of Government to launch a variety of creative products that it intends to use in a public education campaign against Gender-Based Violence.

Statement to the First Regular Session of the Executive Board, United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Speech delivered by Ms. Michelle Bachelet, Under-Secretary-General and Executive Director, at the opening of the First Regular Session of the Executive Board of the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women), 24 January 2011.

Assessing the Institutional & Cultural Environments for Gender Equality Programming in the Caribbean

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

The UN Women Caribbean Office convened the Regional Advisory Group on Gender and Development meeting on 8-9 December 2011, at UN House, Barbados. In attendance were representatives of the UN system, CARICOM Secretariat, regional women’s organisations, the donor community, the Bureau of Gender Affairs, Barbados and women’s rights activists and scholars.

Jamaica Caribbean Colloquium Gender Culture and the Law

Friday, June 17, 2011

To what extent do Caribbean laws ensure gender equality and the empowerment of women? How does society explore and resolve cultural attitudes and values that are inimical to internationally agreed human rights standards?

The Need for Research on Caribbean Sexual and Gender Cultures

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Addressing the 24-25 May 2011 Building Responsive Policy: Gender Sexual Culture and HIV and AIDS in the Caribbean Regional Symposium held in Trinidad, Professor Kamala Kempadoo of the Department of Social Science of York University in Canada noted there was need for more research on sex in the Caribbean

International Women's Day 2011 - UN WOMEN Caribbean Office RPD Message

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

The UN WOMEN Caribbean Office joins in the global celebration of the 100th anniversary of International Women’s Day. And what a century it has been for women’s empowerment and gender equality.

UNIFEM Releases Video Series On Gender And The MDGs

Friday, September 10, 2010

In time for the UN Summit on the Millennium Development Goals 2010, UNIFEM (part of UN Women), in collaboration with UNTV, has produced a series of five videos highlighting select MDGs from a gender perspective.

Gender and the Economic Crisis - Women as Change Agents

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Regional Programme Director of the UNIFEM Caribbean Office Ms. Roberta Clarke noted that while both men and women are being harshly affected by the present global decline, a gender analysis of the impacts is required

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