Barbados Parliament and UN Women observe 16 Days of Activism 2013...
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25 Nov 2013
Barbados Parliament UNiTEs with UN Women on Ending Violence
Bridgetown, Barbados: The Parliament of Barbados joined with the UN Women Multi-Country Office - Caribbean to host an awareness and advocacy exhibit in the West Wing of Parliament for the 16 Days of Activism under the ambit of the UN Secretary-General's UNiTE to End Violence Against Women and Girls Campaign.
The exhibit was launched to the media by His Honour the Speaker, Michael Carrington and UN Women MCO - Caribbean Representative, Christine Arab.
BE PART OF CREATING SOLUTIONS - UN WOMEN EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR MESSAGE FOR INTERNATIONAL DAY FOR THE ELIMINATION OF VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN
Violence against women and girls is a human rights violation. It is violence against families, communities, nations and humanity. It is a threat to international peace and security, as recognized by the UN Security Council. It has reached a crisis point and demands action from all of us, young and old, women and men.
Today on the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, and every day, we must stand up, speak out and be part of creating solutions to end these human rights violations.
Caribbean Joint Statement on Gender Equality and the Post 2015 and SIDS Agenda1
As the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) framework comes to a close in 2015, the Caribbean Region is advocating for a comprehensive and transformative Post 2015 and Small Island Developing States (SIDS) development agenda.
The goal of advocacy efforts will be to ensure that Caribbean specific priorities for the achievement of gender equality and women’s empowerment are advanced. The emerging global development frameworks must address the structural foundations of gender-based inequality, including the recognition that inequalities are a consequence of the unequal relations of power.
We are therefore asking that the global Post 2015 and SIDS frameworks take into consideration the social, economic and environmental vulnerabilities of SIDS, and the resulting challenges for sustainable, human rights-based and gender responsive development.