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Unpaid care – care of children, the elderly and sick underpins our national economies, greater investment needed

Friday, May 28, 2021

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. ...

International Women’s Day 2021 theme – “Women in leadership: Achieving an equal future in a COVID-19 world”

Friday, December 11, 2020

UN Women announces the theme for International Women’s Day, 8 March 2021 (IWD 2021) as, “ Women in leadership: Achieving an equal future in a COVID-19 world .” The theme celebrates the tremendous efforts by women and girls around the world in shaping a more equal future and recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic. It is also aligned with the priority theme of the 65th session of the Commission on the Status of Women, “ Women's full and effective participation...

Press Release: UN COVID-19 Assessment Recommends a BVI Unemployment Fund

Wednesday, July 8, 2020

‘Expanded income support, the provision of liquidity for small businesses to preserve jobs and the design and implementation of gender responsive social policy’ are three of the recommendations outlined in the new UN Human and Economic Impact AssessmenT (HEAT) Report for the British Virgin Islands.

Ahead of International Women´s Day, new UN Women report warns that progress towards gender equality is lagging and hard-fought gains are under threat

Thursday, March 5, 2020

Aligned with 2020 theme, “I am Generation Equality: Realizing Women’s Rights”, the Report issues call to action to achieve gender equality and justice for this generation, 25 years after the Beijing Platform for Action.

UN Women announces global intergenerational campaign to bring women’s rights and empowerment to the forefront

Monday, May 6, 2019

To mark the 25th anniversary of the groundbreaking Beijing Platform for Action in 2020, campaign “Generation Equality: Realizing women’s rights for an equal future” will catalyze global actions on gender equality

Media advisory: International Women’s Day 2019

Thursday, February 28, 2019

On 8 March, UN Women is observing International Women’s Day to celebrate the tireless work of activists who are central to the global push for gender equality and who strive every day to make women’s rights a reality.

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...

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...

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”.

Media advisory: UN Women at the UN General Assembly 2018

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Bringing the voices of women and girls to the global forum on top priorities and solutions to advance the 2030 Agenda for 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.

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.

Time is Now: Rural and Urban Activists Transforming Women’s Lives

Thursday, March 1, 2018

Statement by Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, UN Under-Secretary-General and Executive Director, UN Women for International Women’s Day

Gender Equality and Women's Economic Empowerment in Jamaica

Sunday, July 9, 2017

Private sector business managers in Jamaica are leading on UN Women MCO Caribbean efforts to promote gender equality in business. A recent consultation on the Women’s Empowerment Principles (WEPs) looked at practical ways in which businesses can use the WEPs to implement gender responsive policies and programmes. Ensuring the inclusion of women’s talents, skills, experience and energies requires intentional actions and deliberate policies. The Women’s...

LAC South-South Cooperation Leads to Caribbean First Judicial Gender Protocol

Thursday, April 13, 2017

When Barbados reports to the CEDAW Committee within the next year, it will be able to claim of its progress as being first to have a Judiciary Gender Protocol developed for a Caribbean state.

Latin America and the Caribbean commit to empower women at work

Thursday, February 9, 2017

Women's ministers and top gender officials from 23 countries in Latin America and the Caribbean concluded the Regional Consultations prior to the 61st session of the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women (CSW61) calling for decisive measures to promote women’s economic empowerment.

UN Women and CARICOM sign MOU to advance Gender Equality in the Caribbean

Friday, January 13, 2017

In an effort to begin 2017 poised to make specific and tangible strides to addressing gender inequality UN Women Multi-Country Office – Caribbean and CARICOM have signed an MOU to promote gender equality throughout the region.

The Fastest Man in the World is HeForShe

Thursday, July 14, 2016

Usain Bolt, Jamaica’s Olympic champion and “the fastest man in the world” has signed on to the HeForShe Campaign.

In Defence of Gender Equality

Tuesday, July 5, 2016

In a live link up, the Trinidad and Tobago Defence Force (the Regiment, Coast Guard, Air Guard, Reserves and Specialised Youth Services Programmes) demonstrated their commitment to gender equality through signing onto HeForShe.

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