Tag: United Nations Development Program

COVID-19’s Shadow Pandemic: A Surge In Violence Against Women And Girls

A survey of five Caribbean countries showed that nearly half of women have faced at least one form of physical, economic, emotional or sexual violence. Unequal power relations between women and men lead to controlling behaviors within intimate relationships, research shows. The problem has become worse since the outbreak of COVID-19. Community-based prevention efforts must […]

At U.N., At Least $2 Billion Pledged to Help Hurricane-Affected Caribbean Nations ‘Build Back Better’

BIG MESS: The street of Roseau, capital of Dominica, is littered with debris as it struggles to overcome the severe impact of Hurricane Maria which tore through the region in September 2017. Image: Roosevelt Skerrit,CC BY-SA 2.0,via Wikimedia Commons [ad name=”HTML-68″] BRIDGETOWN — The international community mobilized over $1.3 billion in pledges and more than $1 […]

UN REPORT: Violence Against Women Is Greatest In The Caribbean And Latin America … Cites ‘Outside Relationships’ As Reason

[ad name=”HTML-68″] SAN JUAN — A report launched at the regional parliament (Parlatino) with over 120 legislators by the U.N. Development Program (UNDP)-U.N. Women revealed that Latin America and the Caribbean were the most violent regions in the world for women. “In Latin America and the Caribbean, the number of countries with national women protection policies […]