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Tuesday, November 20, 2018
"This year’s United Nations theme for the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women is “Orange the World: #HearMeToo”. It aims to honour and further amplify voices, whether a housewife at home, a schoolgirl abused by her teacher, an office secretary, a sportswoman, or a boy who is an intern in a business, bringing them together across locations and sectors in a global movement of solidarity. It is a call to listen to and believe survivors, to end the culture of silencing and to put the survivors at the centre of the response." - UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo Ngcuka
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...
Thursday, June 21, 2018
More than 1 in every 4 women in Jamaica has experienced intimate partner physical and sexual violence in their lifetime. The first comprehensive Jamaica national survey on gender-based violence revealed a prevalence of 27.8 per cent women affected. Additionally, 1 of every 4 women (25.2 per cent) has experienced physical violence alone at the hands of a male partner.
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.
Tuesday, April 17, 2018
Statement by Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, UN Under-Secretary-General and Executive Director of UN Women, on the recent cases of sexual violence against women and girls in India, 17 April
Friday, November 24, 2017
In line with the SDGs this year’s theme for the global campaign is “Leave No One Behind: End Violence against Women and Girls”.
Monday, July 31, 2017
“Domestic violence is not inevitable. Despite the scale of the problem, it is not normal. It is never acceptable and … it is always preventable,” said Professor Adele Jones, Director of the None in Three (Ni3) Project.
Thursday, July 27, 2017
The Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) and UN Women have signed an agreement to support a common approach to measuring Gender-Based Violence (GBV) in the Caribbean. Although GBV, in particular violence against women and girls, affects much of the Region, many countries do not generate or have access to comprehensive data on the frequency, nature and response to this issue.
Thursday, December 8, 2016
It is not enough to tell victims of gender based violence to break their silence and leave, there’s need for mechanisms and systems that fully support the victim taking that step.
Monday, November 21, 2016
"Together we can begin to bend the curve down and bring the scourge of violence against women and girls to an end." –Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, Executive Director of UN Women, at the UN commemoration of the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women.
Tuesday, November 15, 2016
From 25 November, the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, to 10 December, Human Rights Day, the 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence Campaign is a time to galvanise action to end violence against women and girls around the world.
Friday, July 8, 2016
In a statement following the murders of environmental activist Lesbia Yaneth in Honduras and Jo Cox in the United Kingdom, UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka calls for collective action on discrimination against political harassment and violence against women.
Thursday, June 16, 2016
In a statement for the first International Day for the Elimination of Sexual Violence in Conflict on 19 June, UN Women recounts the historic firsts this year in combatting sexual violence in conflict.
Tuesday, June 7, 2016
The drugging, abduction and violent gang rape of a 16-year old girl in Rio, Brazil calls us all to turn the tide of sexual violence against women and girls in Brazil and in every country in the world.
Sunday, May 29, 2016
The UN Women Regional Office for the Americas and the Caribbean joins the condemnation of the atrocious case of gang rape of a minor girl in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
Wednesday, May 25, 2016
Violence is the most egregious form of discrimination society can perpetuate. Sexual violence is at no time a matter to be treated lightly – not as part of a rumour mill, not as a casual aside, and never for the sake of jokes and amusement.
Thursday, March 24, 2016
Highlighting social issues through the performing arts allows performance artists to express problems and negative behaviours in a way that their audiences can feel how these problems touch them personally.
Sunday, January 24, 2016
BACKGROUND Throughout 2015, the UNiTE campaign advocated, organized and mobilized its constituencies to keep violence against women at the top of national and global agendas. It highlighted key developments, engaged diverse communities, and focused its global advocacy on ensuring that violence against women and girls was prioritized in the global development agenda. A new global development agenda, the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development was adopted in September 2015. It was accepted by...
Tuesday, December 15, 2015
The inaugural Step It Up Film Festival to End Violence Against Women and Girls came to a close at the Errol Barrow Centre for Creative Imagination as a standing room only audience viewed four films by female filmmakers on issues including domestic violence and parental abuse.