Gender Issues

  • Photo of Redouble efforts to champion digital gender equality – CARICOM SG

    Redouble efforts to champion digital gender equality – CARICOM SG

      In the face of the widening digital gender gap, Dr. Carla Barnett, CARICOM Secretary-General has called for a redoubling of efforts to champion digital gender equality initiatives in the Region. She also recommended a reinforced determination to amplify the voices of women and girls in the ICT sector. The Secretary-General issued the challenges in a message to mark CARICOM…

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  • Photo of MESSAGE FROM DR. CARLA N. BARNETT, SECRETARY-GENERAL OF THE CARIBBEAN COMMUNITY (CARICOM), ON THE 16 DAYS OF ACTIVISM CAMPAIGN AGAINST GENDER-BASED VIOLENCE, 25 NOVEMBER – 10 DECEMBER 2023

    MESSAGE FROM DR. CARLA N. BARNETT, SECRETARY-GENERAL OF THE CARIBBEAN COMMUNITY (CARICOM), ON THE 16 DAYS OF ACTIVISM CAMPAIGN AGAINST GENDER-BASED VIOLENCE, 25 NOVEMBER – 10 DECEMBER 2023

    The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Secretariat joins the rest of the world to observe the annual campaign “16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence” from              25 November to 10 December 2023. The campaign incorporates four important observances: the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, on  25 November; Human Rights Defenders’ Day, 29 November; World AIDS Day, 1 December; and…

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  • Photo of CARICOM Gender Equality Strategy Aims To Fulfil Vision Of Protection And Economic Empowerment Of Women, Equitable Access To Education And Healthcare For All

    CARICOM Gender Equality Strategy Aims To Fulfil Vision Of Protection And Economic Empowerment Of Women, Equitable Access To Education And Healthcare For All

    Monday, 20 November 2023 (CARICOM Secretariat, Turkeyen, Greater Georgetown):  Ministers responsible for gender affairs and equality from CARICOM Member States and Associate Members are currently reviewing the draft CARICOM Gender Equality Strategy, “Stepping It Up: A Strategy to Achieve Gender Equality in the Caribbean Community”, during the Forty-Sixth Meeting of the Council for Human and Social Development (COHSOD) – Gender.  The Meeting,…

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  • Photo of CARICOM Secretariat Goes Orange to Highlight Ending Violence Against Women and Girls

    CARICOM Secretariat Goes Orange to Highlight Ending Violence Against Women and Girls

    The CARICOM Secretariat illuminated its Headquarters in Georgetown, Guyana, with orange spotlights on Tuesday, 29 November, in recognition of “16 Days of Activism” which is being observed internationally. The awareness activities aim to bring attention to ending violence against women and girls.   The observance was held in collaboration with the European Union-funded Spotlight Initiative Caribbean Regional programme and formed part of the…

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  • Photo of CARICOM Secretariat begins consultation on draft gender equality strategy

    CARICOM Secretariat begins consultation on draft gender equality strategy

    The CARICOM Secretariat is launching a series of consultations on the draft CARICOM Regional Gender Equality Strategy (CRGES) beginning on Tuesday 26 July 2022. Senior officials in Ministries of Gender, Education, Health, Labour, Environment, and Finance from Guyana, Suriname, the British Virgin Islands, and the Cayman Islands are expected to participate virtually, in the first of a series of national…

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  • Photo of CARICOM, United Nations Recommit To Achieving SDGs In The Region

    CARICOM, United Nations Recommit To Achieving SDGs In The Region

    (Joint Press Release by CARICOM Secretariat and the United Nations Caribbean) On Tuesday, 12 July 2022, Her Excellency Dr. Carla Barnett, Secretary-General of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) received Mr. Roberto Valent, Regional Director for Latin America and the Caribbean for the Development Coordination Office (DCO) of the United Nations. The CARICOM Secretary-General and UN Regional Director talked about their respective organisations’ work on…

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  • Photo of International Day of the Girl Child 2018: A Skilled Girlforce Need of the Hour

    International Day of the Girl Child 2018: A Skilled Girlforce Need of the Hour

    International Day of the Girl Child 2018 is being observed today i.e. 11th October 2018 across the globe and puts the spotlight on enhancing skillset of girls so they enter the future workforce on equal terms as their male counterparts. (News18) To raise awareness of the issues and challenges that girls are vulnerable to worldwide, the United Nations declared 11th…

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  • 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 CARICOM Secretariat salutes women, girls in ICT, STEM fields

    CARICOM Secretariat salutes women, girls in ICT, STEM fields

    Girls in ICT photo via International Telecommunications Union (ITU)   The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Secretariat takes pleasure in commemorating “Girls in ICT day” 2018 with the rest of the world and takes the opportunity to salute all women and girls in the fields of Information and Communication Technology (ICT), and Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM). This day places focus on the…

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  • Photo of Observing International Women’s Day 2018 at the CARICOM Secretariat

    Observing International Women’s Day 2018 at the CARICOM Secretariat

    The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Secretariat joined the world in observing International Women’s Day last Thursday. A Forum under the theme Gender Equality: A Pre requisite for Progress was organised by the Human and Social Development  (HSD) Directorate of the Secretariat and the Secretariat’s Staff Association at the Georgetown-based headquarters. In remarks at the Forum, Mr. Timothy Odle, President of the Staff Association pointed out that 66%…

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