By Janette Archer-Headley and Michelle Daniel The use of gender mainstreaming to promote equality and empowerment is one of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) Barbados Country Office’s cross-cutting themes in its 2015-2018 strategy. This requires a certain focus be given to gender perspectives across all activities, not only at the country level, but at an … [Read more...] about Transform a Woman…Transform a Community
From 25 November (International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women) to 10 December (Human Rights Day), the international campaign 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence mobilized organizations and women around the world. It is estimated that nearly one in three women around the world will experience violence in her lifetime, typically at the hands of … [Read more...] about Are Caribbean Homes Safe for Women?
Most studies on women-owned or -managed firms have found that such firms perform more poorly than do men-owned or -managed firms. However, a forthcoming report by the Inter-American Development Bank has found some interesting data on Caribbean firms led by women. Indeed, unlike other regions in the world, Caribbean firms led by women have higher sales growth than firms led … [Read more...] about Caribbean Girls Run Tings: Boosting Sales Growth
Developing evidence-based policies, particularly in the developing world, can be difficult when reliable data are not available. Many crimes go unreported by the public, or unrecorded by the police. Victimization surveys are increasingly recognized as useful tools, but these surveys can be complex and costly, which can lead to cutting corners and producing low quality data. … [Read more...] about Victimization Surveys: 3 Common Mistakes to Avoid
As we near the International day to End Violence Against Women, November 25th, it is important to recognize how little is actually known about the issue in the Caribbean. The impact of violence on different gender groups (men, women, boy and girls) is still understudied particularly in contexts - like those of many Caribbean countries – where high levels of urban violence have … [Read more...] about Yes, Caribbean men are dying from violence, but what about women?