Roseau, Dominica: The Ministry of Health, Wellness and Social Services, in partnership with United Nations (UN) Women and United Nations Fund for Population Activities (UNFPA), launched the ‘Build Back Equal’ Project in Dominica on Monday.
Prime Minister of Dr Roosevelt Skerrit attended the launch ceremony and shared glimpses on his official Twitter account and said that the project is being implemented in Dominica, Grenada, Saint Lucia and St. Vincent and the Grenadines with funding from Global Affairs Canada.
The 4-year joint project will contribute to the economic resilience of women in the Eastern Caribbean by addressing the barriers they face to economic empowerment and providing increased sustainable opportunities for growth and independence.
This initiative aims to enhance women’s economic resilience in the Eastern Caribbean, focusing on Dominica, Grenada, St. Vincent and the Grenadines.
Through a comprehensive approach, the project will address barriers to women’s economic empowerment, supporting governments and the private sector. Its objectives include enhancing economic opportunities, developing laws and policies, and providing access to gender-responsive social protection and reproductive health services.
An award-winning entrepreneur of UN Women Caribbean also invited to the launch of the implementation of the ‘Build Back Equal’ project in Dominica. Funded by Global Affairs Canada, in partnership with UN Women Caribbean, UNFPA and the Government of Dominica, this important and very relevant initiative will be rolled throughout a four-year span.
She said,”It was my pleasure to share my experiences on my recent training in Jamaica and Dubai; events which were fully sponsored and awarded by UN Women Caribbean. These trainings were specially curated for the economic empowerment and advancement of women entrepreneurs and equipped us with necessary tools for success.”
UN Women in the Caribbean, on its Facebook post, also shared an update on the initiative. It said that Parents in the Caribbean cannot do it alone. They need their village and the larger village through access to affordable, quality child care and support to navigate the challenges parenting in the Caribbean brings.
“The Build Back Equal project seeks to support this in 4 Eastern Caribbean countries by addressing the barriers women face to economic empowerment and providing increased sustainable opportunities for women’s economic growth, “the post emphasized.