Country / Region profile of: St. Vin. and Gren.

Saint Vincent and the Grenadines does not have a recent history of conflict. The Constitution prohibits any form of discrimination on the basis of sex. However, women are underrepresented in political decision-making positions. Women are underrepresented in the workforce. Violence against women also remains a serious and pervasive problem. Saint Vincent and the Grenadines has neither been listed on the Global Gender Gap Index (GGI) for 2017, nor has it signed the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW). There is no data on military expenditures. Saint Vincent and the Grenadines did not participate in the UNSC Open Debate on WPS in October 2017; therefore, the country made no specific commitments on the Women, Peace and Security Agenda. Women continue to advocate for their rights to a life without violence in Saint Vincents and the Grenadines. The National Committee Against Violence was formed in 1994 working to raise awareness about crucial issues facing the country such as domestic violence, incest, spousal abuse and other forms of sexual and gender-based violence.

"Many of the social and cultural norms in Saint Vincent, as in the rest of the Caribbean, were based on contradictions. Women were expected to achieve their full potential and yet remain subordinate to men. One measure of enforcing subordination continued to be brute force" Jeanie Ollivierre, Coordinator for Women's Affairs of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines

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Military expenditure
The country spends an unknown amount of money on the military
Investing in peace and gender equality
The country could invest in creation and ongoing funding of a National Action Plan for the Implementation of United Nations Security Council Resolution 1325.
NAP 1325
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines does not have a National Action Plan for the Implementation of United Nations Security Council Resolution 1325.
WPS commitments
Unknown