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.

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CIWIL Supports Female Contenders in St. Lucia General Elections

The seven female contenders electing to run in St. Lucia’s General Elections gained support from female politicians from across the region, through an effort of CIWIL – the Caribbean Institute for Women in Leadership, to promote gender equality and women’s empowerment in political leadership in St. Lucia.

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Women Leaders as Agents of Change: Caribbean Regional Colloquium

Women Leaders as Agents of Change: Caribbean Regional Colloquium

Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago, 29-30 June, 2011

The Caribbean Institute for Women in Leadership is pleased to join with the Government of Trinidad and Tobago, the Organisation of American States, UN Women and the Commonwealth Secretariat to host, "Women Leaders as Agents of Change" a Regional Colloquium for female political leaders, parliamentarians and civil society representatives, 29-30 June, 2011.

The Colloquium aims to: share their experiences and challenges as women leaders; raise awareness of the gender equality commitments made in key international agreements including the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW), the Beijing Platform for Action (BPfA), and the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs); agree on priority goals and strategies for advancing women’s empowerment and gender equality and in the political, public and private sectors in the Caribbean; and strengthen the network of women in politics in the Caribbean region.

The Colloquium calls on Caribbean women leaders to unite in their commitment to be agents of change in achieving women’s rights and gender equality in the political, economic and social spheres in the region.

Message From The Prime Minister of The Republic of Trinidad and Tobago


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