Focus Groups

During the morning session of both the National Conference on Women and the Meeting on Women and Girls in the Sister Islands, participants worked in small focus groups of up to twelve people to discuss issues relevant to particular Articles of CEDAW as well as General Recommendations of the CEDAW Committee. At the conference in Grand Cayman, one group was also devoted to the special interests of girls and young women and another to the role of men and boys in ending discrimination against women and girls.

Each group had a rapporteur assigned to lead the discussion and report on the key issues and solutions at the end of the morning session, and also a scribe to take detailed notes to assist with completing the conference report. Participants were assigned to groups based on their expertise and experience and/or declared interests.


Stereotyping & Discrimination


Human Rights & Legislation 1


Human Rights & Legislation 2


Sports & Culture


Political & Public Life


Girls, Women & Education


Employment & the Economy 1


Employment & the Economy 2


Health & Family Planning


Marriage & Family Life


Interests of Girls & Young Women


Role of Men & Boys


Cayman Brac Focus Foup #1


Cayman Brac Focus Foup #2


Click on any of the links below to download the guidance notes for each focus group that include background information and questions that were asked. The focus groups in Cayman Brac addressed the same issues, with one group discussing human rights, legislation, education, employment, the economy, stereotyping and the role of men and boys and the other group discussing political and public life, marriage, family life, sports, culture, health and family planning.