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CARICOM/UN-Women sign MOU on gender equality and empowerment
Published on January 11, 2017 Email To Friend    Print Version

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CARICOM Secretariat and UN Women sign MOU: L-R (sitting): UN-Women rep. Toni Brodber CARICOM Secretary-General, Irwin LaRocque, and Carl Greenidge, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Guyana, and Chair of the Community Council. L-R (standing) Neville Bissember and Barbara Vandyke, Office of the Secretary-General

GEORGETOWN, Guyana -- On Monday, the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Secretariat signed a memorandum of understanding with UN-Women to support the Community's work on gender and regional statistics.

The MOU on gender equality and the empowerment of women includes collaboration in the provision of Caribbean-wide data, statistics and analysis on the implementation of the gender dimensions of the sustainable development goals (SDGs) and the SIDS accelerated modalities of action known as the SAMOA Pathway.

In his remarks, CARICOM Secretary-General Irwin LaRocque thanked the UN system for its continuing role in assisting member states' development and in advancing the work of the Secretariat.

The secretary-general said that some of the work will focus on developing model legislation and regional-specific tools to address behaviour change to tackle the root causes of gender-based violence and to ensure strong evidence-based advocacy.

The UN-Women representative, Tonni Ann Brodber, in her remarks drew attention to the financial and health costs of gender-based violence, one of the most egregious forms of gender inequality, which she said countries could not afford.

Thirty to fifty percent per cent of all murders are intimate partner violence related..... [and] it is not just gender based violence, but the fact that we are not tapping into the potentials of our young boys and young women, she emphasised

Brodber commended CARICOM for its leadership on the issue and reiterated the support of UN-Women.

The signing took place during the official opening of the 39th meeting of the Community Council of Ministers.
 
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