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Social Development, Housing & Community Empowerment

Gender Equality & Family Ties

Gender Equality & Family Ties

Coordination and Gender Mainstreaming

The Gender Mainstreaming Unit primary focus is to support and advance gender mainstreaming on a national level. This is accomplished by strengthening the work of the DGFA, as the core of the National Gender Machinery and expanding the Machinery to include Gender Focal Points in the first instance; and advocating for legislative and policy reform in accordance with the International Treaties and National Gender Equality Policy.

In order to facilitate this process, the unit will be undertaking gender equality education for leadership, and public education programmes to advance gender equality outcomes in the economy, leadership and other sectors. Further, ongoing gender equality monitoring and evaluation will be used to assess, analyse and report on gender equality and women’s rights within the State.

Gender Equality Unit

The Gender Equality Unit primary focus is to enhance gender equality outcomes at the personal and community levels throughout the State. To achieve and improve gender equality outcomes, men and women are targeted to address stereotypes regarding masculinity and femininity, and women are further targeted to be empowered through training/re-training.

Gender-Based Violence Unit

The Gender-Based Violence Unit primary focus is to reduce gender-based violence in Grenada and to provide and coordinate appropriate responses. To accomplish this goal the unit provides support services to GBV victims/survivors and collaborates with various government and non-government sectors to strengthen and coordinate responses. A further strategy is to coordinate the implementation of the National Strategic Action Plan to Reduce GBV and other instruments/mechanisms to prevent and respond to GBV.

Family Affairs Unit

The Family Affairs Unit primary focus is to enhance the quality of family lives through the institutional development of stronger family networks. This is accomplished through the provision and coordination of parenting education and other services for families, including promoting healthy relationships and public education on family matters. To facilitate this process, the development of the National Policy on the Family is proposed to be undertaken and eventually implemented