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Deadline looms for people wanting be part of UN women’s equality initiative

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A UN equality programme will see Bermuda and the Bahamas share $1 million in a bid to help achieve “empowerment for women” (Photograph Supplied)

The deadline is looming for people who want to be part of a United Nations initiative on women’s equality, Tinee Furbert, the Minister of Social Development and Seniors has said.

The first phase of UN initiative involves $1 million shared between Bermuda and the Bahamas to enhance equality and empowerment for women.

The minister said that positions of note in the programme seeking Bermudian participation included one for a researcher to conduct needs assessment on financial instruments for women-owned small and medium enterprises.

As well as a researcher to carry out a feasibility study on financing mechanisms for gender equality as part of the UN Women’s Equality and Empowerment programme.

A joint UN and Bermuda development initiative was launched in June.

The programme is being implemented in Bermuda with the assistance of UN Women, the UN Development Programme and being funded by the UN Joint Sustainable Development Goal Fund.

Tinee Furbert Minister of Development and Seniors (Photograph by Blaire Simmons)

Ms Furbert has previously stated: “In our most recent step towards addressing gender-related issues, Bermuda and the United Nations embarked on a landmark partnership in June 2022.

“The Government of Bermuda signed the Multi-Country Sustainable Development Co-operation Framework – the first-ever partnership of its kind in Bermuda with the United Nations.

“It provides a direct connection between the United Nations Development Programme and Bermuda that will benefit our people directly.

“The first major project under this new engagement is the joint programme ‘Building Back Equal through Innovative Financing for Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment’, a $1 million investment across two countries – Bermuda and Bahamas.

“We hope that those most suited for this council will open their hearts to serve, so that we can continue to take strides towards creating a more productive and equitable culture.”

The deadline is December 20 and details of the first research post can be found here while the second one can be accessed here.

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Published December 16, 2022 at 7:49 am (Updated December 16, 2022 at 7:49 am)

Deadline looms for people wanting be part of UN women’s equality initiative

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