August 11, 2020

International Women’s Day in the Caribbean: Reflections on Leadership, Entrepreneurship, and Navigating the Workplace

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Reproduced under courtesy of The World Bank Women have an essential role to play in order to build a Caribbean that is resilient and realizes its growth potential. The region has made substantial progress toward gender equality, particularly in women’s education achievement and joining the workforce. In a poll of @WBCaribbean Twitter followers, 67.4% of respondents indicated […]

ILO to launch new gender report for International Women’s Day

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1 March 2019 — GENEVA (ILO News) – A new report on global gender equality issues will be launched by the International Labour Organization (ILO) on 7 March, the eve of International Women’s Day (IWD). The report, A quantum leap for gender equality: For a better future of work for all, brings together research, data and […]

In solidarity with women?

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International Women’s Day is next week! We want to celebrate all the amazing actions you’ve taken to support women, who are disproportionately affected by modern day slavery. Women and girls make up 71% of modern slavery victims,[1]especially victims of forced marriage, trafficking for sexual exploitation, and domestic servitude. So every action taken is an action for them. […]

The Editor speaks: Men’s Day passed me by

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Over a week ago, specifically Monday November 19th, International Men’s Day was celebrated worldwide because of “the positive value men bring to the world, their families and communities”. Did it pass you by here un-noticed? Well there was a movie – 15 minutes long – at the Regal Cinemas at Camana Bay. It was called […]

International Women’s Day 2018 Presses for Progress celebrated in Cayman Islands

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GRAND CAYMAN (GIS) – International Women’s Day #PressforProgress was celebrated by around 60 civil servants and members of the public on the steps of the Government Administration Building on Thursday (8 March 2018). A highlight of Honouring Women Month in March, the observance was marked with many of the participants wearing purple. The crowd was […]

Information and communications technologies are essential to the empowerment and success of poor rural women

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UN agencies in Rome to mark International Women’s Day Rome, 7 March 2018 – The role of information communications technologies in supporting rural women’s economic empowerment, voice and status, will be the focus of discussions at the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) on 8 March, International Women’s Day. IFAD, together with United Nations Food […]

Educator returns to Cayman Islands to give gender violence prevention leadership

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March’s Honouring Women Month coincides with a greater awareness of gender harassment issues globally. The debate, fueled by celebrity pronouncements, is gaining momentum with calls for substantive action through the #MeToo, #AskMoreofHim and #AskHerMore campaigns. Well-known gender equality, speaker, trainer and author, Dr. Jackson Katz PhD returns to Grand Cayman, in early March, to build […]

International Women’s Day, 2017

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From Boston Globe Women around the globe took to the streets today to participate in International Women’s Day. The day recognizes the struggle for women’s rights and commemorates their contributions to society. This year, organizers in the US planned additional socio-economic themed demonstrations for “A Day Without A Woman.”–By Leanne Burden Seidel 1 Founder of […]

Old enough to be

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By Pamela Coke-Hamilton, Executive Director, the Caribbean Export Development Agency A few weeks ago, on two separate occasions, a female colleague came to my office building to follow up and strategize how to address some of the critical issues affecting regional trade. On both occasions, I received a call from her indicating that she was […]

Cayman Islands ministers International Women’s Day 2017 joint message

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International Women’s Day 2017 Joint Message by Honourable Tara Rivers, JP, Minister for Education, Employment and Gender Affairs and Honourable Osbourne Bodden, JP, Minister for Community Affairs, Youth and Sports On behalf of the Government and the Ministry of Education, Employment and Gender Affairs, and the Ministry of Community Affairs, Youth and Sports, we wish […]