Gender Inequity

  • Photo of Spouses of CARICOM Leaders Action Network (SCLAN) gets Grant Funding from Gilead Sciences Inc.

    Spouses of CARICOM Leaders Action Network (SCLAN) gets Grant Funding from Gilead Sciences Inc.

    The Spouses of CARICOM Leaders Action Network (SCLAN) is pleased to announce the receipt of grant funding from Gilead Sciences Inc. for initiatives under the theme “Transforming Lives through Innovation: Implementation of high-impact prevention programs for adolescents, young men and women”. The Grant will facilitate the establishment of the SCLAN Secretariat that will be housed in Belize, and two demonstration projects in Belize…

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  • Photo of Gender Mainstreaming Integral to Region’s Future Foreign Trade Policies

    Gender Mainstreaming Integral to Region’s Future Foreign Trade Policies

    Regional trade policy makers are being urged to ensure that gender equality and gender mainstreaming is integral in their future foreign trade policies and national development strategies. This advice from representatives of the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) and the International Trade Centre (ITC) during Day One of a four-day seminar, examining Gender Mainstreaming in Caribbean Trade Policies and Programmes. The…

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  • CARICOM active at CELAC Summit

    (CARICOM Secretariat, Turkeyen, Greater Georgetown, Guyana)     The Member States of the Caribbean Community (CARCOM) played an active role during the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States Summit (CELAC) on 28-29 January 2014 in Havana, Cuba, on the theme “Eradication of Hunger, Poverty and Inequality”. This also applied to their role during the preceding preparatory meetings of National Coordinators on…

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  • CARICOM Secretary General joins in observing 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence

    (CARICOM Secretariat, Turkeyen, Greater Georgetown, Guyana)    The Caribbean Community (CARTICOM) recognises that gender-based violence continues to be a serious problem across the Region.  So said CARICOM Secretary General Ambassador Irwin LaRocque  in a  message marking the observance of 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence. Sixteen Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence, is being observed from 25 November which is…

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  • MESSAGE FROM THE SECRETARY-GENERAL OF THE CARIBBEAN COMMUNITY TO COMMEMORATE 16 DAYS OF ACTIVISM AGAINST GENDER-BASED VIOLENCE 25 NOVEMBER TO 10 DECEMBER 2013

    The CARICOM Secretariat joins women and men globally to commemorate 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence, observed from 25 November which is designated as the UN International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, to 10 December, the UN Human Rights Day.  This annual campaign spans these 16 Days in order to highlight the link between violence against…

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  • CARICOM Marks Strides Towards Gender Equality

    (CARICOM Secretariat, Turkeyen, Greater Georgetown, Guyana) The Caribbean Community has made, “significant progress over the last decades in achieving equality between women and men”, says CARICOM Deputy Secretary-General, Amb. Lolita Applewhaite. In an address to mark International Women’s Day on Monday, March 8, at the CARICOM Secretariat, held simultaneously with the Launch of the CARICOM Advocacy for Gender Justice programme,…

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  • Photo of Remarks Delivered By Dr. Rosina Wiltshire, CARICOM Advocate For Gender Justice, At The Launch Of The Gender Advocacy Programme On International Women’s Day 2010, 8 March 2010, Georgetown, Guyana

    Remarks Delivered By Dr. Rosina Wiltshire, CARICOM Advocate For Gender Justice, At The Launch Of The Gender Advocacy Programme On International Women’s Day 2010, 8 March 2010, Georgetown, Guyana

    I am honored to be appointed as the CARICOM Advocate for Gender Justice. Gender is about both men and women and it is fitting that this initiative is launched on March 8th, International Day of Women. This may seem to be a contradiction, but it is not. Women have always been in the forefront of the struggle for equality, justice…

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  • Photo of Barbados Rosina Wiltshire is CARICOM Gender Advocate

    Barbados Rosina Wiltshire is CARICOM Gender Advocate

    (CARICOM Secretariat, Turkeyen, Greater Georgetown, Guyana) Barbadian Rosina Wiltshire has been appointed the First Caribbean Community Advocate for Gender Justice for the year 2010. As part of her terms of reference, Dr. Rosina Wiltshire will be required to coordinate the research on Gender Based Violence (GBV) within the Caribbean Region and raise awareness of the need for further action to…

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