Caribbean Parliamentarians Unite to End Violence Against Women

No. of pages: 12

Publication date: 2011

Author: UNFPA

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Parliamentarians from across the Caribbean met in Jamaica November 9-10, 2011 for a Regional Consultation of Parliamentarians on Preventing Gender-based Violence under the theme “Building Political Will to End Gender-Based Violence.” The objectives of the meeting were to increase awareness of gender based violence and violence against women among parliamentarians and to build political will among them to take actions to end this violation of human rights.

The meeting was coordinated by the Jamaica-based, UNFPA -Caribbean Sub Regional Office in collaboration with UN Women, the Inter-American Parliamentary Group on Population and Development (IAPG), the Caribbean Network of Parliamentarians on Population and Development (CNPPD), and the CARICOM Secretariat.