The topic of gender equality is once again a subject matter.
The government is finding ways to better integrate gender equality into policies, programs and services.
Blueprints for gender equality was officially launched on Tuesday a project which seeks to assist local governments.
The Ministry of Social and Community Development, Housing and Gender Affairs, launched the 4-year Blueprints for Gender Equality (BLUEPRINTS) project on Tuesday.
The project will help to address the needs, perspectives and interests of the most vulnerable groups in the Caribbean including women, girls, youth and people living with disabilities
Tanya Shepherd, Head of Programs for Latin American and the Caribbean at Cuso International shared an overview of the BLUEPRINTS project.
Jacinta Alexis, Senior Programmes Officer in the Gender Division of the Ministry of Social Development, Housing, and Community Empowerment explained that the gender equality initiative didn’t just happen overnight.
Social Development Minister Hon Phillip Telesford says the entire country stands to benefit from the implementation of the project.
The project is Funded by Global Affairs Canada (GAC), Cuso International and will be implemented in three other islands; Dominica, Saint Lucia and St Vincent and the Grenadines; the project will build the capacity of local governments to better integrate gender into policies, programs and services.