• Login
  • / CARICOM Song /
  • Webmail /
Notice! This website has not been updated due to technical dificulties. We are currently addressing same.
Gender

The Gender and Development Programme is currently located within the Human and Social Development (HSD) Directorate of the CARICOM Secretariat.

The Directorate utilises an inter-sectoral approach to its work, with gender, culture and youth as cross-cutting themes. The Gender and Development Sub-Programme goal is to promote new and focused inter-sectoral approaches to contribute to Human Resource Development, Poverty Reduction, Gender Equity and the protection of disadvantaged groups in the furtherance of the attainment of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs).

The main areas of work include mainstreaming gender in Community programmes and policies especially the CARICOM Single Market and Economy (CSME); providing technical support to Member States in policy... Read more

...
Rethinking Masculinity, Understanding Gender Equality as a Means of Ending Gender-Based Violence in Caribbean Schools

Posted: 13 September 2019 - Press Releases
On Monday, 9 September 2019, the first of five country workshops under the theme “Rethinking Masculinity, Understanding Gender Equality as a Means of Ending Gender-Based Violence in Caribbean
Read more...

...
Promote citizen security to shore up CARICOM societies’ resilience – UNSG

Posted: 05 July 2019 - Press Releases
(CARICOM Secretariat) Resilience and sustainable development were at the heart of the  United Nations (UN) Secretary-General (SG), António Guterres’ address to the 40th Regular
Read more...

...
CARICOM’s Human Resource Development Strategy as Investment in Human Capital

Posted: 10 June 2019 - Article
(Reposted from GOFAD Blog)During the Annual Judicial Conference in St Kitts in the week of May 26, 2019, I met with Justice  Mario Michel of the Eastern Caribbean Court of Appeal  and
Read more...

...
Celebrating our women and girls on International Women’s Day 2019

Posted: 08 March 2019 - Regional News
MESSAGE FROM The CARIBBEAN COMMUNITY SECRETARIAT ON THE OCCASION OF INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY Friday 8, MARCH 2019The CARICOM Secretariat is pleased to celebrate our women and girls across
Read more...

...
Reflecting on “Balance for Better” and contemplating an international day for gender equality

Posted: 08 March 2019 - Regional News
(Global Frontier) This blog is being  written on International Women’s Day 2019, the theme of which is Balance for Better .  It focuses our attention on  the movement for
Read more...

...
SPOUSES OF CARICOM LEADERS ACTION NETWORK (SCLAN) APPOINT EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Posted: 31 January 2019 - Press Releases
(CARICOM Secretariat, Turkeyen, Greater Georgetown, Guyana)     The Executive Directors of the Spouses of CARICOM Leaders Action Network (SCLAN) are pleased to announce the
Read more...

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

Posted: 11 October 2018 - Regional News
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
Read more...

...
SCLAN, PANCAP collaborate on health, well-being of women, children, adolescents

Posted: 26 September 2018 - Regional News
(PANCAP Coordinating Unit, CARICOM Secretariat):  The Spouses of CARICOM Leaders Action Network (SCLAN) and the Pan Caribbean Partnership against HIV and AIDS (PANCAP) hosted a special
Read more...

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

Posted: 06 September 2018 - Press Releases
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
Read more...

...
Regional Workshop on Intra family and Domestic Violence

Posted: 22 June 2018 - Regional News
A Regional Workshop on Intra-family and Domestic Violence is currently being held at the CARICOM Secretariatin Georgetown, Guyana. The Regional Workshop, which is being held 20-22
Read more...

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

Posted: 26 April 2018 - Regional News
Girls in ICT photo via International Telecommunications Union (ITU) The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Secretariat takes pleasure in commemorating “Girls in ICT day”
Read more...

...
Observing International Women’s Day 2018 at the CARICOM Secretariat

Posted: 15 March 2018 - Press Releases
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
Read more...

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

Posted: 15 March 2018 - Regional News
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
Read more...

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

Posted: 07 March 2018 - Press Releases
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. 
Read more...

...
SCLAN pledges its support for hurricane ravaged countries

Posted: 20 September 2017 - Press Releases
                                SCLAN pledges its support for hurricane ravaged countries(CARICOM Secretariat,
Read more...

...
CARICOM SG calls for new model for development finance

Posted: 16 August 2017 - Press Releases
The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) believes that a new model for development finance needs to be considered.Speaking during the accreditation ceremony for the new Swedish Ambassador to the Community
Read more...

...
CARICOM seeking support for women, teenage girls and children

Posted: 26 July 2017 - Regional News
he prime minister of St Kitts and Nevis had the ear of former US President Bill Clinton yesterday at a Clinton Global Initiative event in New York City.Timothy Harris was there in his capacity as
Read more...

...
Message From The Caribbean Community Secretariat To Commemorate International Women’s Day, 8 March, 2017

Posted: 08 March 2017 - Press Releases
The Caribbean Community joins with the global community in celebrating International Women’s Day 2017. The theme for this Forty-Second observance is #BeBoldForChange; a clarion call for
Read more...

...
CARICOM Heads to champion ECWECC initiative: Violence against women and women’s and children’s health are priority interventions

Posted: 21 February 2017 - Press Releases
CARICOM Heads of the Government have agreed to champion the Every Caribbean Woman Every Caribbean Child (ECWECC) initiative and other activities focussed on addressing violence against women and
Read more...

...
Signing of the Memorandum Of Understanding on Gender Equality and The Empowerment of Women

Posted: 10 January 2017 - Press Releases
Brief Remarks By the SECRETARY-GENERAL CARIBBEAN COMMUNITY (CARICOM) Ambassador Irwin LaRocque on the Occasion of the Signing of the Memorandum of Understanding On GENDER EQUALTY AND THE EMPOWERMENT
Read more...

...
CDB co-hosts Roundtable Discussion on Gender Equality with CARICOM, UN Women

Posted: 01 December 2016 - Regional News
On October 31, the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) co-hosted a roundtable discussion in Barbados, “Partnerships for Gender Equality”, with UN Women and the Caribbean Community (CARICOM).
Read more...

...
CDB funding Caribbean music sector development

Posted: 04 June 2016 - Regional News
BRIDGETOWN, Barbados -- The Caribbean region is known and celebrated for reggae and dancehall, soca, zouk and other genres. Yet many regional artistes, performers, their managers and publishers do
Read more...

...
CARICOM taking steps to Institutionalise a Gender Sensitive Results-Oriented Culture across the Community

Posted: 17 May 2016 - Press Releases
The Caribbean Community (CARICOM), in June 2016, will initiate the implementation of a “Gender Sensitive Results-Based Management (RBM) System” to build a results-oriented culture around
Read more...

...
Caribbean observes international women’s day

Posted: 09 March 2016 - Regional News
BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, Mar 8, CMC – Caribbean countries Tuesday joined the international community in observing International Women’s Day with various messages urging support for women,
Read more...

...
Empowering Women And Achieving Gender Equality Are Top Priorities For St. Kitts And Nevis, Says PM Harris

Posted: 08 March 2016 - Regional News
Basseterre, St. Kitts, March 08, 2016 (SKNIS): Empowering women and achieving gender equality are top priority issues for St. Kitts and Nevis, said Prime Minister Dr. the Honourable Timothy
Read more...

...
Historic gender equality legislation passed in Bahamas Parliament

Posted: 03 March 2016 - Regional News
NASSAU, Bahamas, Mar. 4, CMC – History was made on Wednesday when Parliament passed four amendments to the constitution, removing the remaining vestiges of discrimination from the law books.
Read more...

...
CDB hosts ‘Conversation’ on gender socialisation

Posted: 19 January 2016 - Regional News
Gender stereotypes can be imposed on children from infancy, and therefore, the process of dispelling them must start in the early childhood years of development. This was a central message as the
Read more...

...
The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development

Posted: 19 January 2016 - Regional News
Historically there has been an imbalance in opportunity, value and expectation between women and men. This has contributed to the root causes of gender inequality, including the most egregious form
Read more...

...
UN Women’s Fund for Gender Equality awards USD 7.3 million for implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals

Posted: 16 December 2015 - Regional News
UN Women’s Fund for Gender Equality (FGE) today announced USD 7.26 million in grants to 24 innovative programmes across the globe to boost women’s economic empowerment and political
Read more...

...
New Report From UN Women Unveils Far-reaching Policy Agenda to Transform Economies and Make Gender Equality a Reality

Posted: 06 September 2015 - Regional News
 UN Women launched its flagship report “Progress of the World’s Women 2015-2016: Transforming Economies, Realizing Rights” which highlights how economies have failed to
Read more...