Gender Equality is a hot topic today, and the concern grows daily. With so many groups getting on the bandwagon to support one cause or another, perhaps one of the most essential for the Caribbean Islands is the fight against gender inequality.
Gender Equality means that men, women, and children must have equal rights, opportunities, resources, and protection. Fortunately, many groups are working toward that goal.
“Building a strong and resilient Caribbean demands the equal involvement of women and men. The Caribbean has made significant progress in gender equality in recent years, particularly in women’s education and their participation in the labor force. But more remains to be done to push the frontier to equal opportunity.” – Worldbank.org
Partners Supporting Women’s Equality in the Caribbean
The more the people can do to progress the concept of equality, the stronger the future generations of the Caribbean Islands will be. Historically speaking, Caribbean women and girls face the same biases and gaps in equality their ancestors faced.
Gender equality does not merely benefit the women and girls of the islands. When the boys are raised to respect women, they have a better chance of becoming successful themselves.
Gender equality in the Caribbean can change years of wrongs and put people on the path to a bright new future. And that is precisely why the Caribbean supporters are coming together to support the initiatives set for by the following leaders in equality.
Seeing more women in business, technology, medicine, and entrepreneurship will have a more significant impact on the communities of the Caribbean Islands than most people know.
CITED: The World Bank, UNICEF, Jamaica Loop News