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Advancing the economic empowerment and autonomy of women in the Caribbean through the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development

The monitoring of progress in attaining gender equality is not new. In fact, recent available evidence indicates that despite the progress being made towards achieving gender equality, there are many areas in which gender inequality persists in the Caribbean. These include gender pay gap, discriminatory practices in the labour market, sexual division of labour, imbalanced distribution of time and sharing of responsibilities for domestic and unpaid care work, including in decision-making, and unequal access to and control over productive and natural resources, credit, incomes, education, and social protection, among others.
Portada Advancing the economic empowerment and autonomy of women in the Caribbean through the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development

This paper is focused on the economic empowerment and autonomy of women and girls as a strategy for accelerating gender equality through the implementation of the SDGs, which provides the framework for mainstreaming gender issues into all stages of national policies and programmes. In making this argument, the paper highlights some of the major challenges facing the Caribbean subregion in its efforts to achieve greater equality, particularly gender equality, and to promote sustainable development for all.