Toolkit:
Multi-Party Caucuses for Gender Equality
Tracy Cohen
Jamaica
The inclusion of parliamentary staff is critical if gender equality mechanisms are to be firmly grounded in the normal operations of the Parliament and enjoy continuity regardless of changes of administration.
Multi-Party Caucuses for Gender Equality
Joan Purcell
Grenada
Caucus objectives can be expanded to meet priority needs – for example, influencing legislation and policy through advocacy, reviews, and accountability.
Multi-Party Caucuses for Gender Equality
Robyn Lynes
The Bahamas
Caucuses can be established and tailored to the needs of a particular country and its parliament. There is no hard and fast rule and modifications can certainly be made to suit specific purposes.
Economic Empowerment
Tonni Brodber
Barbados
Sustainable economic empowerment is in many ways the lynch pin in addressing all forms of sustainable development including ending violence against women. Tools that demonstrate why and how a gender responsive approach can make economic policy more effective serves the needs of women, men and children.
Intersectionality
Beverly Castillo
Belize
In developing policies, structures, and codes we should be gender neutral to ensure debate does not shift towards male or female but creates a balance for mutual respect and opportunities for all persons.
Economic Empowerment
Ayanna Webster-Roy
Trinidad and Tobago
Governments should consider placing women in high profile cabinet positions including those responsible for the labour portfolio. In Trinidad and Tobago, for instance, our Minister of Labour is a woman with a background in union activism.
Climate Change
Gale Rigobert
St. Lucia
As a small island developing state we take very seriously our own commitment, our own responsibility to engage in more active public education so that our citizenry can better appreciate climate change, that it is not seen as something abstract, and that there is a greater understanding of our own involvement and participation in meeting our obligations and underscoring what is required of us in the various protocols.
Intersectionality
Robyn Lynes
The Bahamas
Create legislation that encourages political parties to increase the number of women who are given an opportunity to run for office and promote education in civil society about the importance and benefits of women in leadership.
Intersectionality
Monell Williams
Dominica
CARICOM and the Organization of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) have model legislation that can assist with gender-sensitive drafting of bills.