UN Women Executive Board Discuss Collaborations re Gender Based Violence

The UN Women Executive Board delegation meets with Honourable Ayanna Webster-Roy, Minister of State in the OPM (Gender Affairs Unit) [seated: 3rd from left]; Dr. Denise Tsoiafatt-Angus, Presiding Officer of the THA [seated: 2nd from left] and Councillor Dr. Agatha Carrington, Secretary of Health, Wellness and Family Development [standing 4th from left]. Mrs. Penelope Beckles, President of the Executive Board, Ambassador and Permanent Representative of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago to the UN is seated at left.The UN Women Executive Board delegation meets with Honourable Ayanna Webster-Roy, Minister of State in the OPM (Gender Affairs Unit) [seated: 3rd from left]; Dr. Denise Tsoiafatt-Angus, Presiding Officer of the THA [seated: 2nd from left] and Councillor Dr. Agatha Carrington, Secretary of Health, Wellness and Family Development [standing 4th from left]. Mrs. Penelope Beckles, President of the Executive Board, Ambassador and Permanent Representative of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago to the UN is seated at left.

On Monday 20th May, 2019, the UN Women Executive Board met with Honourable Ayanna Webster-Roy, Minister of State in the Office of the Prime Minister (Gender Affairs Unit); Dr. Denise Tsoiafatt-Angus, Presiding Officer of the THA and Councillor Dr. Agatha Carrington, Secretary of Health, Wellness and Family Development to discuss areas of collaborations re gender based-violence (GBV). The meeting occurred at the Office of the Prime Minister (Gender Affairs Unit).

 

Areas of collaborations include a foundation programme spearheaded by the OPM (Gender Affairs Unit) to work with young people in schools and other education institutions to prevent gender-based violence. Additionally, the Board was apprised of several other initiatives to prevent gender based-violence, which the Board gave their full support through sharing of resources. Some of the initiatives include: men and boys initiatives, self defence initiative for women, research, barber shop initiative, creation of a male space, and execution of a youth series. At the meeting it was also identified that monitoring and evaluation must be increased to properly assess the challenges experienced with GBV initiatives.

 

UN Women is the United Nations entity dedicated to gender equality and the empowerment of women. UN Women was established to accelerate progress on meeting their needs worldwide. They work with Governments and civil society to design laws, policies, programmes and services needed to ensure that the standards are effectively implemented and truly benefit women and girls worldwide. UN Women works globally to make the vision of the Sustainable Development Goals a reality for women and girls.

 

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