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Americas and the Caribbean: UN Women Regional and Country Offices. Learn more

Covering the English and Dutch speaking Caribbean, the UN Women Multi-Country Office – Caribbean, works with governments, civil-society organisations and regional inter-governmental bodies, such as the Caribbean Community and Common Market (CARICOM) and the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) in the development and implementation of innovative approaches aimed at achieving gender equality, women’s empowerment and national growth and development. Learn more

Colombia has achieved important victories in the last two decades regarding the promotion of gender equality and women’s empowerment, although there are still significant gaps to reduce. Learn more

Ecuador is a country characterized by its inter-cultural makeup; it has a population of 14.5 million, 50.4% of them women and 49.6% men. Ecuadorean people self-identify as 65% mestizo, 13% of indigenous origin, 7.2% as afro-descendant, 7.4% as Montubios and 19% as white. Learn more

Women in Guatemala represent 51.2% of the total 15.8 million, estimated for 2014. After the signing of the Peace Accords in 1996 several mechanisms specifically for women were created (DEMI and SEPREM); laws were issued (women’s comprehensive development, domestic violence, sexual violence, trafficking and exploitation, femicide and other forms of violence). Learn more

In July 2010, the United Nations General Assembly created UN Women, the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women. In doing so, UN Member States took an historic step in accelerating the Organization’s goals on gender equality and the empowerment of women. Learn more

Mexico is the second most populated country in Latin America, with over 122 million inhabitants as of 2014 data, 52.2% are women and almost 79% live in urban areas. The Indigenous population in the country is around 16 million, belonging to 68 different ethnic and linguistic groups. Learn more

Paraguay is a South American country located in the sub-region of the Southern Cone, along with Brazil, Argentina and Uruguay. It is also part of the Mercosur mechanism for regional integration. Learn more

Peru ranked 0.737 on the Human Development Index (HDI) in 2014, currently it is in position 82 among 187 classified countries, this puts Peru among the development countries, and with high human development. Learn more

The Dominican Republic is classified as a middle-income country. Between 2004 and 2012 the country had one of the regions highest growth rates with 4.7%. Despite this economic advancement 35% of the population live below the poverty line and 7.9% live below the line of extreme poverty, reflecting the low level of income distribution. Learn more

Uruguay is a country with a high Human Development Index (HDI), ranked in position 50 among 187 countries; and since 1st of July 2013 is considered a high income country based on per capita income measures from the World Bank. Learn more