Created through a strategic partnership of UN Women, the European Union and ILO, the Win-Win: Gender Equality means Good Business programme aims to strengthen women’s leadership and economic empowerment in the private sector.
The goal is to promote the economic empowerment of women through acknowledging the role of women as beneficiaries and partners of growth and development and increasing the commitment and capacities of private and public actors to drive organisational change regarding gender equality and women’s empowerment. Jamaica is the lone Caribbean country in this six-nation programme.
16th April 2019, Kingston, Jamaica: 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...
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Women’s economic empowerment is one of the main thematic areas of focus of UN Women. This focus is not limited to women’s access to personal income, but also to the control and use of resources and the fulfillment of their rights, capacities and interests. This initiative is being implemented in six countries of Latin America and The Caribbean (LAC) – Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Costa Rica, Jamaica and Uruguay, with UN Women Brazil coordinating the programme’s regional implementation – and in the European Union.
Dr. Denise Chevannes-Vogel