Reducing the spread of HIV and AIDS Among Women and Girls across the world, HIV/AIDS threatens the lives and rights of individuals, severely restricting their hope for development. Learn more
All human development and human rights issues have gender dimensions. UN Women focuses on priority areas that are fundamental to women’s equality, and that can unlock progress across the board. In the Caribbean sub-region, UN Women focuses on the following priorities.
One of the pillars of the work of UN Women is women's political participation, a fundamental prerequisite for gender equality and genuine democracy. Learn more
Gender-based violence, and in particular violence against women and girls (VAWG) is one of the most common forms of insecurity facing citizens in the Caribbean. Learn more
In intergovernmental forums at the United Nations, Member States come together to debate and seek agreement on global gender equality norms and standards. Learn more
National plans, policies, institutions and budgets are where governments begin to translate commitments to women into practical progress towards gender equality. Learn more
When different parts of the multilateral system act together, they can deliver greater results—and maximize the use of scarce resources. Within the UN system, UN Women is mandated to lead, promote and coordinate efforts to advance the full realization of women’s rights and opportunities. Learn more