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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

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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
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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
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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,
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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
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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.
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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
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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
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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
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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
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Countries Say Equality is Not Possible without a Gender Perspective in Sustainable Development Goals

Posted: 06 September 2015 - Regional News
The fifty-second meeting of the Presiding Officers of the Regional Conference on Women in Latin America and the Caribbean ended on Friday in the Dominican Republic.Dominican Republic Information
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Changing the world through our participation: Caribbean overview of the Sustainable Development Goals

Posted: 02 September 2015 - Regional News
Six strategic action areas were agreed as critical for the Caribbean in achieving substantive gender equality and achieving the Sustainable Development Goals.The Honourable Volda Lawrence,
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Measuring Gender Equity in the Caribbean Development of the CARICOM Gender Equality Indicators Model National Consultation: Grenada

Posted: 23 July 2015 - Regional News
St. George’s, Grenada: Over the past fifteen years, the CARICOM Secretariat has supported Member States in the strengthening of data collection and the analysis of socio-economic data from a
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UN Secretary General says MOU signed by the Government of Barbados and UN Women is a step towards improved access to justice for women victims of gender based violence

Posted: 02 July 2015 - Regional News
UN Women today signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Office of the Attorney General of the Government of Barbados to support strengthening of the resources of the police and Courts to
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Shaping the Caribbean SDGs priorities to be responsive to the needs of women and men

Posted: 22 June 2015 - Regional News
As we get set to embrace a new global development roadmap, what will this mean for the Caribbean? What must our priorities be and how will we make them known to ensure that the Caribbean needs are
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Education Minister Michael Browne to present nation’s Position on Gender Equity in Education at World Education Forum

Posted: 20 May 2015 - Regional News
Education and Science and Technology Minister the Hon. Michael Browne will on Wednesday present Antigua and Barbuda’s position on Gender Equity in Education at the World Education Forum being
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Women and slavery

Posted: 26 March 2015 - Regional News
Do you remember the days of slavery?” Jamaican Roots Reggae artist Burning Spear asks in his 1975 song ‘Slavery Days’. He was referring of course to the dark 400-year period of our
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Gender Affairs Identifies Pioneering Women

Posted: 12 March 2015 - Regional News
Basseterre, St. Kitts, March 10, 2015 (SKNIS): One day ahead of the international observance, Cyndie Demming and Samantha Rochester were identified as pioneers and honoured by the Department of
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Statement of Caribbean women, women’s organizations and other civil society organizations on the occasion of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) 59, Beijing + 20

Posted: 09 March 2015 - Regional News
We, women of the Caribbean Regional Network of Organizations and our allies, form part of a global movement dedicated to ensuring that our Governments and other actors respect, protect and guarantee
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IDB calls for gender equality in the Caribbean

Posted: 09 March 2015 - Regional News
WASHINGTON, CMC – President of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), Luis Alberto Moreno, in his message to mark International Women’s Day, has called for gender equality in the
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Mobile technology a lever for women’s empowerment

Posted: 09 March 2015 - Regional News
PARIS – Providing women with greater access to mobile technology could increase literacy, advance development and open up much-needed educational and employment opportunities, according to
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Women leaders call for mainstreaming gender equality in Post-2015 Agenda

Posted: 08 March 2015 - Regional News
SANTIAGO, Mar 3 2015 (IPS) - Women leaders from every continent, brought together by U.N. Women and the Chilean government, demanded that gender equality be a cross-cutting target in the post-2015
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Opinion: It’s time to step it up for gender equality

Posted: 08 March 2015 - Regional News
UNITED NATIONS, (IPS) - If we look at the headlines or the latest horrifying YouTube clip, Mar. 8 – International Women’s Day – may seem a bad time to celebrate equality for women.
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Saluting our Women – Jamaica PM Portia Simpson-Miller

Posted: 07 March 2015 - Regional News
The Most Honourable Portia Lucretia Simpson Miller O.N., M.P. first became Jamaica’s seventh Prime Minister in March 2006 and was conferred with the Order of the Nation in May 2006.Prime
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‘Make it happen’ – Gender Affairs encourages women

Posted: 06 March 2015 - Regional News
Basseterre, St. Kitts, (SKNIS): The theme selected for this year’s Gender Affairs Annual Breakfast and Award ceremony held in celebration of International Women’s Day is ‘Make
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Gender, climate change in focus at sanitation workshop

Posted: 24 February 2015 - Regional News
The Global Environment Facility-funded-Caribbean Regional Fund for Wastewater Management (GEF-CReW) and the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) will collaborate with the Caribbean Development
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Women’s issues in focus at Barbados forum

Posted: 22 February 2015 - Regional News
Directors and coordinators of the Women’s Gender Bureaux from Member States of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) will meet in Barbados on February 23 and 24. The
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Caribbean’s different gender gap: women rise, men stagnate

Posted: 17 February 2015 - Regional News
KINGSTON, Jamaica (AP) — When the young woman was preparing to open a business in Jamaica selling pipes, vaporizers and other smoking paraphernalia, some acquaintances suggested she would have
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U.N. Climate Talks Advance Link Between Gender and Climate Change

Posted: 14 February 2015 - Regional News
GENEVA, Feb 12 2015 (IPS) - A week of climate negotiations in Geneva, Switzerland Feb. 8-13 are setting the stage for what promises to be a busy year. In order to reach an agreement in Paris by
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Winner of CARICOM Triennial Award for Women heads UWI Cave Hill

Posted: 12 February 2015 - Regional News
For the first time in almost half-century of its existence, the Cave Hill Campus of the University of the West Indies in Barbados will be headed by a woman.The new principal is Professor Eudine
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True Gender Equality for Both Women and Men

Posted: 30 November 2014 - Regional News
UNITED NATIONS, Nov 20 2014 (IPS) - Numerous international and national efforts have focused on gender equality and the empowerment of women. The United Nations, for example, has convened four world
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