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Delegation From Suriname Visit Jamaica On Knowledge Sharing Mission

An eight member delegation from the Republic of Suriname visited Jamaica on a study tour from March 10-13 to learn about Jamaica’s experiences in combatting gender-based violence. The delegation held talks  with various stakeholders from the government and civil society.
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International Women’s Day 2014

As we commemorate International Women’s Day and celebrate the many achievements of women and girls, we should also remember that for far too many, the ability to live a healthy, productive life free from violence, to fully enjoy their rights, remains an aspiration. So today is also a time to recommit ourselves to delivering once and for all on the promise of gender equality, women’s empowerment and sexual and reproductive health and rights for all women and girls everywhere. more

International Day of Zero Tolerance to FGM

Millions of girls around the world are still threatened by genital mutilation/cutting (FGM/C), despite a century of efforts to put an end to it. In the 29 countries in Africa and the Middle East where the practice is concentrated, more than 125 million girls and women have been cut. UNFPA projects that a further 86 million young girls worldwide are likely to experience some form of the practice by 2030, if current trends continue.

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Programmes for young mothers overcome challenges to find some success in the Caribbean

Since the Women’s Centre of Jamaica Foundation was established by the government more than three decades ago, it’s helped more than 40,000 teen mothers and has become an example of best practice for similar organisations around the world. But the organisation still struggles to meet 100 % enrolment in its package of programmes that includes tutoring in secondary school subjects, counselling, training in parental skills and day-care. more

A struggle for young Caribbean mothers

Tiffiney Tyrrell had her first baby at 15 and her second at 17. The pregnancies disrupted her education and made it difficult to keep a job. Her mother was unsupportive and offered Tiffiney little help in overcoming these challenges. To Tiffiney’s long list of trials was added the devastation of losing her second son before he was two. Tiffiney Tyrrell – who had to pause to collect herself many times during her story - received a standing ovation. She described walking to a catering course every day after her first child was born.  She had been forced to drop out of school. She got a hard time from employers, losing one job because she was pregnant, another because she had a new baby. When her second son was accidentally injured at home by a relative, medical personnel and police officers treated the poor, young mother dismissively.  The child died from his injuries. more

CARICOM, UNFPA and Government of Trinidad and Tobago Unite to tackle Adolescent Pregnancy in the Caribbean

Ambassador John W. Ashe, President of the 68th Session of the General Assembly, and Dr. Babatunde Osotimehin, Executive Director of the United Nations Population Fund will lead a high level delegation to Trinidad and Tobago for a regional consultation on adolescent pregnancy. The purpose of the consultation is to explore the opportunities and challenges in addressing adolescent pregnancy, which has been identified by the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) as a priority issue. more

Song: "United" - 7BillionActions.org

 

By the end of 2011, the world will have reached 7 billion people.  UNFPA is leading an innovative global campaign to bring awareness to the opportunities and challenges that this milestone represents.  Music has always been the best way to speak to the hearts of people.  Playing for Change has partnered with UNFPA to present an oiginal song around the world to serve as an anthem for such an important time.


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Review on Public Healthcare Protocols, Guidelines & Proceedures on GBV in Barbados
Report on the Review of Public Health Care Protocols on GBV in Barbados

Gender-based violence is an umbrella term for any harmful act perpetrated on the basis of socially constructed gender roles.

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Condom use among Sex Workers in Suriname
Condom Use among Sex Workers in Suriname

This report presents the results of a study on the access to, and consistent and correct use of, condoms among sex workers in Suriname, South America.