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27/08/2020 | Documento
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Caribbean experiences with collecting data on violence against women and girls

Violence against women and girls (VAWG) is a clear barrier to sustainable development. The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) that drive the 2030 development agenda have identified the reduction of VAWG as a global development priority, as a catalytic factor for achieving the SDGs and as key to achieving peace, ensuring economic productivity, securing rights, promoting justice and fostering social cohesion (goals 5 and 16).
Caribbean experiences with collecting data on violence against women and girls

From 2016 to 2018, five CARICOM Member States    conducted National Prevalence Surveys on Gender-based Violence. This report examines the processes used to collect data in the region, highlights the key takeaways from survey implementation, captures context-specific experiences in collecting data on VAWG and presents the key lessons learned from the countries’ experiences. Funded by UN Women, UNDP, USAID, the Inter-American Development Bank and the Caribbean Development Bank, the surveys utilized the methodology that the World Health Organization (WHO) developed to collect prevalence data on VAWG. By establishing the prevalence of VAWG and examining its causes and consequences, the surveys make important additions to the information available to the region and to efforts to end VAWG.

Autor

  • Caribbean Development Bank
  • CARICOM
  • UN Women