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Caribbean Joint Statement on Gender Equality and the Post 2015 and SIDS Agenda

The Caribbean Joint Statement on Gender Equality and the Post 2015 and SIDS Agenda represents Caribbean voices and expectations in the emerging Post 2015 and SIDS global agendas as it relates to gender equality.

With the suppor...more

One Woman: A Song for UN Women

On International Women’s Day, 8 March 2013 UN Women launched "One Woman: A song for UN Women", a musical celebration of women worldwide, featuring more than 20 artists from across the globe.  The full song video, track and behind-the-scenes videos chronicling the song&rsqu...more

One Billion Rising Barbados supports!

Chemin de l'Egalite; Synthese du Rapport national d'application / Path to Equality a synthesis of the national periodic report to the Commission on the application of the CEDAW convention\On the cusp of change.pdf

This summary of the report submitted by the Government of Haiti to the Commission charged for monitoring the application of the CEDAW convention is both ...more

On the Cusp of Change, Addressing the Challenges for Aid Effectiveness and gender justice in Haiti\On the cusp of change.pdf

This document is a mapping study carried out in 2008 on financing for gender equality in Haiti, identifying some of the gains as well as the key challeng...more

Handbook for national action plans on violence against women

The adoption and implementation of multi-sectoral national plans of action to address violence against women is one of the five key outcomes which the Secretary-General’s campaign “UNiTE to end violence against women” aims to achieve i...more

Gender Dialogue Edition One

UN Women Caribbean office is excited to be able to re-launch “Gender Dialogue”. An initiative which started at ECLAC, we thank our sister agency for its permission to UN Women to take over the title. This publication is intended as a forum for generating discussion...more

UNiTE Campaign - The Situation of Trinidad and Tobago\photos/Unite Campaign Brochure 8pg.pdfUnited Nation's Secretary General's UNiTE Campaign - The Situation of Trinidad and Tobago


Domestic Violence is endem...more

Share the Care: Child Support, Poverty and Gender Equality - Barbados Country Report

This research project builds on past studies showing that women's responsibility for child-care is closely linked to the vulnerability of their households to poverty. Seeking to have this responsibility shared more equally, many women turn to the courts and public assistance programmes....more

CEDAW Made Easy: Question & Answer Booklet

This question-and-answer booklet is designed to provide women's human rights advocates, government officials, students, teachers, practitioners, and the general public with a snapshot view of the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW).


Eliminating Gender-Based Violence - Ensuring Equality

For the better part of the 1990s, Caribbean women's organizations, national machineries for women, the courts and the police have been engaged in dialogue and action to ensure protection and justice for victims of violence against women. A combination of public education, advocacy, the ext...more


GENDER AND THE MILLENNIUM DEVELOPMENT GOALS: TARGETS AND INDICATORS FOR THE CARIBBEAN - Report of the Task Force on Gender and Poverty, submitted to CARICOM Secretariat, June 20...more

Gender, Sexuality and HIV in the Caribbean

UNIFEM in collaboration with the Barbados National HIV/AIDS Commission, and the International Development Research Centre (IDRC) commissioned a study on Gender, Sexuality and HIV in 2006.

The study reviewed the literature and research on gender and sexuality in relation to HIV/AIDS ...more

Annotated Bibliography, Legislation and Case Law Guide on Gender-Based Violence

A publication prepared in collaboration with the Centre for Gender and Development Studies, UWI, this annotated bibliography will be useful to researchers and activists seeking a better understanding of the causes and consequences of gender-based violence.

This publication also usef...more

Gender Equality, Human Rights and Sex Work in the Caribbean

The development of this policy brief is one component of a UNIFEM project on 'Legal and Policy Analysis on Sex Work in the Caribbean' funded by UNAIDS.

The objective of this work is to contribute to the development of rights-based, gender-responsive multi-sectoral responses ...more

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