A- A A+

Youth in the Caribbean and Denmark talk about gender based violence Featured

Students from Trinidad, Jamaica and Denmark connected online on Friday 8 December to eneage in dialogue about gender based violence. They exchanges ideas about the causes of violence and explored how culture and legislation or lack of, impacted on attempts to bring an end to violence particularly  violence against women. The event was hosted by the UINIC and the UNESCO ASPnet brought the schools together. Some interesting issues the young people highlighed were how the thought music impacted on how women are seen by males, the problems associated with rigid male ideas of Caribbean masculinity and how it could be a factor in violence against women in the region. The Danes explained that human rights is part of their eduction and culture, that vilolence was not as extreme as it is in the Caribbean , but lamented that their country still does rank at the top in their region when it comes to gender based violence.

This activity was one of a number of events during the 16 Days of Activism which starts on 25 November and culminates on 10 December - Human Rights Day. During this period the UN and its partners highlight the global issues of gender equality and gender based violence.

Get Involved:

There is so much that you can do to ensure that everyone enjoys equal rights with dignity, everywhere. Some things you can do from your mobile phone or in your classroom. 

#Standup4HumanRights 

Promote | Engage | Reflect 

Join the UN in celebrating 70 year of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights:

70 Years UDHR LOGO E 01

Rate this item
(0 votes)

Media

back to top

Contact

Email: unic.portofspain@unic.org 

Telephone: 1(868) 623 8438 or 623 4813

Fax: 1 (868) 623 4332 

Address: 

2nd Floor Bretton Hall, 16 Victoria Avenue, 

Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago

 

 

 

Feature photos

  • RUB√ČNUNCARES
  • 20180920 161147
  • MUN STUDENTSSINGING
  • ellaunfpa18
  • UNIC UN Cares Trainer gets his certificate
  • parent an students who attended in 2nd Climate Change workshop, with UNIC Director, Costa Rican Abassador, ASPnet Coordinator and guest presenter
  • Culture night at MUN 2018 in Port of Spain
  • UNFPA staff Ella presents a gift to a visitor at the UN booth on International Women's Day 2018