Gender Issues

  • Youth Involvement in ICT is Key to Regional Integration

    The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) acknowledges the key roles of both young people and ICT play in the regional integration movement that aims to enhance the standards of living and work across the region. In 2006, at the Twenty-Seventh Meeting of the CARICOM Heads of Government the Conference mandated the establishment of a CARICOM Commission on Youth Development (CCYD) which was…

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  • Inspiring change

    BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, Advocate – TOMORROW is International Women’s Day 2014 and several states around the world will be celebrating the achievements of women on the social, political and economic fronts in particular, while still shining a spotlight on areas for further improvement as we move towards the goal of attaining equality for women. Each year, the United Nations designates the…

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  • Statement by the Secretary-General of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM), Ambassador Irwin LaRocque On the Occasion of International Women’s Day, 8 March 2014

    The Secretariat is honoured and privileged to salute the women and girls of the Caribbean Community on the occasion of International Women’s Day 2014.  This year’s United Nation’s theme ‘Equality for Women is Progress for All’, is one that we can all embrace as we examine our progress toward meeting the 2015 Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and, in particular, Goals…

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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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  • CARICOM LAUNCHES CAMPAIGN MATERIALS ON GENDER BASED VIOLENCE

    (CARICOM Secretariat, Turkeyen, Greater Georgetown, Guyana) The Caribbean Community Secretariat dovetailed the half-yearly meeting of CARICOM Conference of Heads of Government to launch a variety of creative products that it intends to use in a public education campaign against Gender-Based Violence. And what opportune time to build awareness on violence against women but on March 8, International Women’s Day (IWD…

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  • EXPOSURE TO VIOLENCE LEADS TO STRESS RELATED ILLNESS IN YOUTH, SAY CARICOM OFFICIAL

    (CARICOM Secretariat, Turkeyen, Greater Georgetown, Guyana) Dr Heather Johnson, Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Secretariat Deputy Programme Manager, Youth Development says, young people who are constantly exposed to violence invariably develop complex psychosomatic illnesses which very often lead to other chronic non-communicable diseases (NCDs) such as diabetes, hypertension, mental illnesses and heart diseases. Dr Johnson who also majored in psychology was delivering…

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  • CARICOM/UN WOMEN JOIN FORCES AGAINST GENDER BASED VIOLENCE

    (CARICOM Secretariat, Turkeyen, Greater Georgetown, Guyana) End violence against women was the clear message that resonated with speakers at the opening ceremony of the Caribbean artistes UNITE-ing against Gender Based Violence workshop in Paramaribo, Suriname on Monday, 18 July, 2011. The workshop was organized in tandem with UN Women to train Caribbean artistes to raise awareness on gender based violence…

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  • MESSAGE DELIVERED ON BEHALF OF DR. ROSINA WILTSHIRE, CARICOM GENDER ADVOCATE, AT THE CARIBBEAN ARTISTS UNITING AGAINST GENDER-BASED VIOLENCE WORKSHOP, 18 JULY 2011, PARAMARIBO, SURINAME

    Message delivered on behalf of Dr Rosina Wiltshire CARICOM Gender Advocate At the Caribbean Artists Uniting against Gender Based Violence Workshop,  18 July 2011,  Paramaribo, Suriname Let me first congratulate the artistes present for committing to use your talents to make the world a better place for all. This is what you accomplish when you speak up against gender based…

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  • Photo of CARICOM IN AFFIRMATIVE ACTION FOR GENDER JUSTICE

    CARICOM IN AFFIRMATIVE ACTION FOR GENDER JUSTICE

    (CARICOM Secretariat, Turkeyen, Greater Georgetown, Guyana) Monday, 8 March saw the launch of the CARICOM Advocacy for Gender Justice Programme, a historic initiative for the advocacy of gender equality and justice. The two-year programme will be coordinated by Dr. Rosina Wiltshire who has been named CARICOM Advocate for Gender Justice. The mandate of the CARICOM Advocate for Gender Justice is…

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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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