Comprehensive National Review on Implementation of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action (2019)
Grenada is committed to the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action (1995) and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and its Sustainable Development Goals, among other critical agreements that together form the normative framework for gender equality and the advancement of women and girls. We are therefore pleased to participate in the comprehensive review process and submit this report which provides information on Grenada’s progress, challenges and priorities towards achieving gender equality and women’s empowerment.
The Objectives of the comprehensive national-level review of Grenada’s implementation of the Beijing Platform for Action were to:
- Assess progress made in implementation and identify challenges encountered. This meant identifying achievements, gaps and setbacks, and outlining strategies to address those gaps and challenges.
- Promote renewed commitment for gender equality and women’s empowerment.
- Identify priority issues and actions for implementation.
Align and build synergies between the National Gender Equality Policy and Action Plan (GEPAP), Medium Term Agenda and National Sustainable Development Plan 2035 of Grenada. These will also be aligned to the Normative Framework for gender equality and advancement of women, in particular the Convention on the Elimination of all forms of Discrimination against Women, Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action, 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the Montevideo Strategy for Implementation of the Regional Gender Agenda within the Sustainable Development Framework by 2030.
Grenada’s comprehensive national-level review will be distributed to all Ministries and civil society partners and made publicly available on the Government website. The findings (progress made, challenges and priorities for future action) will be summarized and publicized. Moreover, the full report will be used to inform the development of an Implementation Plan for the GEPAP (2019-2024) to be prepared by the Inter-Ministerial Council of Gender Focal Points, Action Plans for the MTA Priorities, the National Sustainable Development Plan (2020-2035) being developed by the Government of Grenada, and the CARICOM Gender Strategy being prepared by the Gender Programme of the CARICOM Secretariat.
Area of interest: Grenada