Where we are
Through a regional office and a number of country and multi-country offices in the region, UN Women implements programmes tailored to individual countries, in close collaboration with governments, the UN system and civil society.
Multi-Country Office – Caribbean
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.
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).
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.