The Caribbean Institute for Women in Leadership(CIWiL) is a flagship networking Institute, producing high quality research, documentation, analysis, training and advocacy to advance women’s transformational leadership and increase the number of women in politics,leadership and decision-making at all levels in the Caribbean.

CIWIL is supported by United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women), the Organization of American States (OAS), and the Commonwealth Secretariat.



Current News, Updates and Events
Wednesday
Jan232013

Call for Consultants:

CIWiL is seeking the services of four (4) highly qualified and experienced researchers with expertise and knowledge in conducting qualitative and quantitative research and policy analysis on gender equality and its relation to political participation, to conduct research in four CARICOM Countries - Antigua and Barbuda, Jamaica, St. Lucia, and Trinidad and Tobago.
KEY RESPONSIBILITIES include:

1. Prepare of a detailed work plan of the country study to include:

The overall research design and data collection methodologies;

  • Use of instrument(s) for individual interviews and/or focus groups of women who participated in politics/ faced the polls in the last two decades to assess the barriers and obstacles to gender equality in political party structures, operations and processes; attitudes to women in politics; and the needs of women politicians – Instruments will be provided
  •  Use of instrument(s) for individual interviews and/or focus groups of political party hierarchy on gender equality in party structures, operations and processes; attitudes to women in politics; and what needs to be done to advance gender and equality in political parties – Instruments will be provided;

2. Desk analysis of official documents including government policies, political party manifestos, etc. to identify if and how they address gender equality in political decision-making, and gaps and areas for future action;

3. Co-ordinate with other researchers to ensure cohesion with research done in other three countries;


4. Prepare and submit draft country report; and


5. Submit the final country report.


QUALIFICATIONS and Expertise:

  • University degree in Social Sciences;
  • Minimum of 4 years of relevant working experience on gender and politics;
  • Excellent research, report writing skills, communication and presentation skills and ability to operate under pressure.
  • Excellent computer skills particularly related to Microsoft Office and other relevant software (Word, Excel, SPSS).

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Applicants are invited to submit their CV and an expression of interest to info@ciwil.org by Tuesday 5th February 2013.

Monday
Jun252012

CIWIL‘s First Young Women’s Training Institute a Resounding Success

The Caribbean Institute for Women in Leadership recently concluded its inaugural Advancing Transformational Leadership for Gender Justice in the Caribbean, Young Women’s Training Institute, widely held as a resounding success.  The part-online, part-residential programme brought together 19 participants from Antigua & Barbuda, Barbados, Dominica, Grenada, Trinidad & Tobago, and St. Vincent & the Grenadines, who shared a passion for leading a transformative social agenda both regionally and within their respective countries. The programme enabled the group to build their personal and professional capacities, while networking and sharing ideas to contribute to a regional agenda for gender justice, across various social platforms.

 

 “I feel empowered and liberated coming out the training. Thank you CIWIL!”

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Wednesday
May092012

Ciwil Invites Young Women to Apply to the Transformational Leadership for Gender Justice Training Institute

CIWIL is inviting young women (21-30), nationals and residents of Antigua and Barbuda, Barbados, Dominica, Grenada, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, and Trinidad and Tobago to submit applications for the first Young Women’s Training Institute.

The programme will be held 28th May – 17th June, 2012, with the 2-week online component held from 28th May – 8th June, 2012 and the residential component of the programme in Barbados from 10th – 17th June 2012.

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Please note:

Application Deadline Closed

Sunday
Feb192012

Request for Consultants - Advancing Transformational Leadership

The Centre for Gender and Development Studies in collaboration with UN Women, The United Nations Democracy Fund and the Caribbean Institute for Women in Leadership (CIWiL) are seeking the services of a consultant to conduct an evaluation of The Advancing Transformational Leadership for Gender Justice in the Caribbean project.
 
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Applicants are invited to submit their CV and an expression of interest to Gabrielle Henderson at gabrielle.henderson@unwomen.org by Friday 24th February 2012.
Monday
Dec122011

CIWIL Salutes the Female Contenders of St. Lucia’s General Elections

St. John’s, 6th December 2011 – The Caribbean Institute for Women in Leadership (CIWIL) extends its warm congratulations to all ten (10) women who contested seats in the 2011 General Elections in St Lucia on 28th November, and to the St. Lucia Labour Party for successfully securing the balance of power.

The participation of women leaders in the 2011 General Elections was notably high in St. Lucia, as an unprecedented number stepped forward as contenders. At a time where other countries in the region recently witnessed a decline in the number of women elected, three out of the ten female contenders were successful in gaining their seats, and advancing their roles as leaders in the political sphere. Emma Hippolyte (St. Lucia Labour Party), Alvina Reynolds (St. Lucia Labour Party) and Gail Rigobert (United Workers Party) were elected to represent the people of St. Lucia in this election.

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