Gender Issues

  • 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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  • Photo of CARICOM making steady progress in empowering women – Guyana Minister tells UN Forum

    CARICOM making steady progress in empowering women – Guyana Minister tells UN Forum

    MINISTER of Social Protection, Amna Ally told a United Nations forum on Monday that despite the challenges affecting the region, CARICOM continues to progress in achieving regional and international goals for the empowerment and advancement of women and girls. Ally made the remarks while representing CARICOM at the United Nations, 62nd Session of the Commission on the Status of Women. She said the provision…

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  • Photo of Message from Ambassador Irwin LaRocque Secretary-General, Caribbean Community  on the occasion of International Women’s Day 8 March 2018

    Message from Ambassador Irwin LaRocque Secretary-General, Caribbean Community on the occasion of International Women’s Day 8 March 2018

    It is a distinct honour and pleasure for me to celebrate our women and girls across the Caribbean Community on the occasion of the 107th Anniversary of International Women’s Day.  International Women’s Day affords us the opportunity to reflect on gender equality and the advancement of women and to continue to #PressForProgress as this year’s theme and call to action…

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  • Photo of SCLAN pledges its support for hurricane ravaged countries

    SCLAN pledges its support for hurricane ravaged countries

                                    SCLAN pledges its support for hurricane ravaged countries (CARICOM Secretariat, Turkeyen, Greater Georgetown, Guyana)     Chair of the  Spouses of the Caribbean Leaders Action Network (SCLAN), H.E. Kim Simplis Barrow, Spouse of the Prime Minister of Belize and Special Envoy for Women and Children in Belize…

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  • Photo of CariWaC ADVANCES –  First Ladies/Spouses Network formally launched

    CariWaC ADVANCES –  First Ladies/Spouses Network formally launched

    First Ladies and Spouses of Heads of Government of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) launched  its network,” Spouses of Caribbean Leaders Action Network (SCLAN)” to tackle issues related to the health and wellbeing  of women, adolescents and children in the Caribbean. SCLAN is the advocacy and action platform to advance the Every Caribbean Women Every Caribbean Child (ECWECC) initiative, now re-titled…

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  • Photo of Twelfth  CARICOM Triennial Woman Awardee calls for support to reduce the scourge of violence against women and girls

    Twelfth CARICOM Triennial Woman Awardee calls for support to reduce the scourge of violence against women and girls

    Twelfth  CARICOM Triennial Woman Awardee calls for support to reduce the scourge of violence against women and girls   Ms. Shirley Pryce received the Twelfth CARICOM Triennial Award for Women during the Official Opening of the 38th Conference of Heads of Government of the Caribbean Community on 4 July 2017, in St. George’s Grenada. In her acceptance speech, she called…

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  • Photo of We must rally around the Every Caribbean Woman Every Caribbean Child Initiative – UNSE

    We must rally around the Every Caribbean Woman Every Caribbean Child Initiative – UNSE

    This is the  charge from the United Nations Secretary-General Special Envoy(UNSE)  for HIV and AIDS in the Caribbean, Dr. Edward Greene, in his message on the occasion of the International Women’s Day 2017, being observed on 8 March 2017.   Titled Let us together do what it takes to #be bold for Change, the UNSE also called  for the “…support…

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