Development Gender Affairs Technology 


One of the region’s largest telecommunications and ICT event, CANTO 34th Annual Conference & Trade Exhibition (CANTO 2018) was held recently at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Panama City, Panama. CANTO 2018, the Caribbean’s premier telecommunications event for industry professionals, academics and regional governments was held under the theme “Guiding Digital Adoption to Lead the Global Market”. A key component of the four day event was the Women in ICT Forum highlighting women’s perspectives on leadership, gender equality issues and how to bridge the gaps within the industry.…

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Gender Affairs 

DoGA launches training for Sexual Assault Response Team

June 23rd , 2017 marked the opening of the first support centre for victims of gender-based and sexual violence (GBSV) in the Caribbean. In honour of its one-year anniversary the Antigua and Barbuda Support And Referral Centre (SARC) hosted a two-day Knowledge and Capacity-Building Workshop for members of its Sexual Assault Response Team. The Sexual Assault Response Team, (SART), consists of the healthcare workers, child-care specialists, counsellors, police officers, victims’ advocates, and other frontline workers who ensure that survivors receive holistic care after an incident of gender-based or sexual violence.…

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Development Gender Affairs Human Rights 

DoGA celebrates IWD 2018 with “Leaving Her Footprints”

Over the weekend approximately 60 young women from around Antigua and Barbuda found themselves immersed in an afternoon of art, theatre, and dance at the Directorate of Gender Affairs’ Young Women’s Social Action Forum: Leaving Her Footprints. Sixty-one participants attended Saturday’s session which was held in honour of International Women’s Day on March 8. The forum featured a series of sessions geared towards raising their awareness of issues facing women in Antigua Barbuda in a variety of fields, particularly,politics and leadership, facilitated by Senator the Honourable Alincia Williams-Grant; environmental justice,…

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Education Gender Affairs 

20 Sew scholarships for Antiguans and Barbudans

Students from across the island of Antigua and Barbuda stand to benefit from 20 full scholarships which the Government of Romania will make available for the 2018 – 2019 academic year. A two member delegation of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Romania, headed by Ambassador at Large Her Excellency Daniela Gitman, visited the island on Thursday to promote Romania’s candidacy to the United Nation’s Security Council for the 2020-2021 mandate, and met with Prime Minister of Gaston Browne. In addressing Prime Minister Browne, Her Excellency disclosed that the government of Romania…

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Disaster Management Gender Affairs Regional News 

DoGA Antigua Barbuda, UN Women visit Dominica to Assist in Recovery Efforts

The Ministry of Social Transformation through its Directorate of Gender Affairs Antigua Barbuda (DoGA) joined UN Women Multi Country Office Caribbean on a mission to Dominica to assist the Dominica Bureau of Gender Affairs with a post-disaster needs assessment (PDNA) in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria. DoGA Acting Executive Director, Farmala Jacobs, and Communications Officer, Raisa Charles, accompanied UN Deputy Representative, Tonni Brodber, to Dominica from October 22nd to October 25th to complete a post-disaster needs assessment for the storm-ravaged island. The team visited shelters in the Colihaut, Coulibistre, Marigot,…

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CARICOM Gender Affairs 

CARICOM/UN Women sign MOU on Gender Equality and Empowerment

On Monday, 9 January 2017, the Caribbean Community Secretariat signed a Memorandum of Understanding with UN_Women to support the Community’s work on gender and regional statistics. The MOU on Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women includes collaboration in the provision of Caribbean-wide data, statistics and analysis on the implementation of the gender dimensions of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the SIDS Accelerated Modalities of Action known as the SAMOA Pathway. In his remarks, CARICOM Secretary-General Amb. Irwin LaRocque thanked the UN system for its continuing role in assisting…

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