Caribbean has progressed in gender equality, but violence against women is still a black box International Women’s Day this year is an opportunity to take stock of the progress made by #women in the #Caribbean, but also the areas of continued concern – including Violence Against Women and Girls (VAWG). While there is limited reliable national data on #VAWG in the Caribbean, … [Read more...] about Does progress in gender equality mean less violence against women?
Diversity & Inclusion
On a mission to empower rural women in Suriname By Mirjam Gommers On September 12, 2015, Anna Nantawi (52) and Ketoera Aparaka (45) left their village in the southern interior of Suriname to attend a six-month training program in India provided by the NGO Barefoot College to become solar engineers. The women speak no English or Hindi, and one had never left her village … [Read more...] about How can we empower rural women in Suriname?
On the occasion of IDB Executive Vice President Julie Katzman’s visit to Jamaica, a thought-provoking Gender Forum was held at the Mona campus of the University of the West Indies (UWI) on Wednesday, September 6, 2017. Though the Gender Forum was limited in time and the size of the audience, it was successful in opening up conversations about the state of gender empowerment in … [Read more...] about Shattering for Success: A Gender Equality Pathway to Improving Lives
Gender Inclusion, Public Sector Management and Governance are in the news. On July 7 and 8 in Hamburg, these issues played an unexpected leading role during the G20 meetings, providing a rare opportunity for consensus during a meeting that marked stark differences around a significant number of issues among the members. In terms of gender, two initiatives are worthy of … [Read more...] about Why the IDB is 100% committed to Gender Equality
By Jennifer Peirce In recent years, the “mano dura” strategy of widespread imprisonment has been popular among many political leaders. Now, in the face of evidence that it has not reduced violence levels, some governments are taking a different tack. This is the case in Belize, a small country of only about 350,000 residents and an unusual vulnerability to natural … [Read more...] about How Belize Can Reduce Crime by Investing More in At-Risk-Youth