Resources

In this section you will find information on specific gender issues and how you can take action and promote gender equality in the Cayman Islands.

In addition to the links below, click on any of the links on the right side of the page to learn more about specific gender issues in those areas.

Gender Equality Poll
Take this global poll and see what people in the Cayman Islands think about gender equality.

Cayman Islands National Policy on Gender Equity & Equality
The development and production of this national policy by the Cayman Islands Government is a significant milestone towards sustainable human development in our country. This development of this gender policy consisted of highly consultative and participatory methodology and included extensive archival research and historical assessments of gender in the political and social culture of our country.

Why Men Should Promote Gender Equality
An article on men’s roles in building a feminist future, by Dr Michael Flood, an Australian sociologist at the University of Wollongong and White Ribbon Campaign Ambassador.

Challenging masculinity
To enact lasting change, men must be involved in challenging the system of inequality. In order to do so, men must become aware of how patriarchy and dominant definitions of masculinity limit them. Sociologist Todd Migliaccio calls for changing interactions and focusing on attaining egalitarian relationships with everyone. The intention is, impact the world in front of you, and then hope the rest will follow.

Life Imitates Art
Geena Davis on how gender inequality on TV and in movies has a powerful impact on kids.

Global Gender Gap Reports
The Global Gender Gap Report, introduced by the World Economic Forum in 2006, provides a framework for capturing the magnitude and scope of gender-based disparities around the world. The index benchmarks national gender gaps on economic, political, education- and health-based criteria and provides country rankings that allow for effective comparison across regions and income groups and over time.

Cayman Islands Gender Gaps 2010
After extracting data from the 2010 Population and Housing Census, the Ministry of Community Affairs, Gender and Housing, the Economics and Statistics Office and Government Information Services have created an informational brochure that illustrates their findings. Comparative data on the gender gaps in income and various occupations are also available utilising census data from 1989, 1999 and 2010.

Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action
The founding United Nations charter (1945) included a provision for equality between men and women. Subsequently, from 1945 to 1975 various female officials within the United Nations and leaders of women's movements on the global stage attempted to turn these principles into action. The Fourth World Conference on Women: Action for Equality, Development and Peace was the name given for a conference convened by the United Nations 4-15 September 1995 in Beijing, China, which resulted in the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action to advance the goals of equality, development and peace for all women everywhere in the interest of all humanity. See the Cayman Islands Government Submission for the 2015 Review here.

The World Bank and Gender Equality
This is the main page for the World Bank's research and policies on gender equality that promote closing gender gaps as a way to foster economic growth and decrease poverty.

Gender Equality and Human Development: The Instrumental Rationale
This UNDP note focuses on the instrumental case for investing in gender equality to improve human development and achieve the Millennium Development Goals.

Trinidad Leads Caribbean in Gender Equality
Trinidad has the highest rating the Caribbean for gender equality, according to data from the United Nations Development Programme’s 2011 report. Trinidad has an index of 0.331, which is 53rd in the world.

Creating a Better Workplace
A tool for promoting equality in your workplace.

Walkers on the Cayman Islands' New Gender Equality Bill
CML TV presents the first in the "Thought Leaders" series featuring exclusive interviews with industry leaders in the Cayman Islands: The Cayman Islands Gender Equality Bill 2011 featuring Associate Nicholas Dunne from Walkers' Employment Group.

Advancing Women in Government
Deloitte Public Sector's research "Paths to Power: Advancing women in government" spotlights personal stories and insights of senior women around the world and explores the growing impact and importance of women in senior, decision-making roles in government.