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2012 Let's End Sexual Violence in Belize

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There are many types of sexual violence as it encompasses a range of offenses, including:

  • completed non-consensual sex act (i.e. rape),
  • Attempted non-consensual sex act (i.e., attempted rape)
  • Abusice sexual contact (i.e., unwanted touching), and
  • Non-contact sexual abuse (e.g., threatened sexual violence, exhibitionism, verbal sexual harrassment)

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UNFPA TT VOICE

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UNFPA TT Voice‘ will be an annual publication that aims to pro-vide a conduit of information through which UNFPA Trinidad and Tobago‘s Office (TTO) will update all actors on the work being done, not only by our office, but also, by our partners throughout T&T.

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UNFPA In the Caribbean Brochure

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UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund promotes the right of every woman, man and child to enjoy a life of health and equal opportunity. It does so by promoting sexual and reproductive health and rights, gender equality and equity, and supporting the use of population data in the formulation of national policies and programmes.

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A Rapid Assessment of SRH and HIV Polices, Systems and Services in Grenada

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The biomedical approach focuses on risk behaviour rather than on the social determinants or root causes of the HIV epidemic. It has not been widely recognized that the epidemic is in fact a product of a problematic approach to sexual and reproductive health – one that creates and perpetuates vulnerability. Cultural beliefs and attitudes related to gender and sexuality continue to permeate the fabric of social systems including the health sector, legal systems and governance frameworks in general.

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Rapid assessment of sexual and reproductive health and HIV policies, systems and services in Grenada

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The spread of the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)—a pathogen transmitted in most cases by sexual activity—is a clear example of the urgency of tackling the issue of sexuality head on and understanding how it relates to the health and well-being of women and men and the population as a whole. 

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Caribbean Parliamentarians Unite to End Violence Against Women

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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.

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The Situation of Older Persons In Jamaica

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The Madrid International Plan of Action on Ageing (MIPAA) has brought into sharp focus the need for governments to place priority attention on ageing issues, particularly within the context of policy and legislation. One hundred and fifty nine (159) countries were represented at the Second World Assembly on Ageing in Madrid Spain in 2002, and became signatories to the Political Declaration and Action on Ageing Plan. Nearly a decade later it becomes necessary for the United Nations as the arbiter of the Plan to undertake an assessment of country achievements. Importantly, respective signatories must self-assess themselves to determine successes and shortfalls, as well as outstanding principles that have yet to be adhered to or facilitated. The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) as an international development agency which promotes the right of all peoples to enjoy a life of health and equal opportunity has commissioned a situation analysis of older persons in Jamaica. As a signatory to the MIPAA, the report is a timely and necessary intervention for Jamaica as the country forges ahead with its first comprehensive long term national development plan, Vision 2030 Jamaica. Much of the analysis is therefore set within the framework of policies, programmes, and legislation which have and will impact older persons issues across all sectors and industries. The report undertakes an assessment of what obtained prior to the MIPAA; however there is considerable focus on the extent to which Jamaica has managed to adhere to the declarations contained within the Plan of Action on Ageing. 

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Report on Linkages Assessment in Belize

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The tool - developed by IPPF, UNFPA, WHO, UNAIDS, GNP+, ICW and Young Positives in 2009 - supports national assessments of the bi-directional linkages between sexual and reproductive health (SRH) and HIV at the policy, systems and services levels.

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State Of the World Population Report 2011

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The milestone of 7 billion—projected to be reached on 31 October 2011 will be marked by achievements, setbacks and paradoxes. While women are on average having fewer children than they were in the 1960s, our numbers continue to rise. Globally, people are younger and older than ever before. In some of the poorest countries, high fertility rates hamper development and perpetuate poverty, while in some of the richest countries, low fertility rates and too few people entering the job market are raising concerns about prospects for sustained economic growth and the viability of social security systems.

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A Legal Gap Analysis of Adolescent Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights in Barbados

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Ms. Ruth Henry, who is now a third year LLB student at the Faculty of Law, UWI Cave Hill Campus worked with UNFPA over the summer as an intern. As part of her internship requirement she conducted a Legal Gap Analysis on Adolescent Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights in Barbados.  The findings are in this document.

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