Country Gender Assessment - Montserrat 2015
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Summary

Situated in the Leeward Islands in the Eastern Caribbean is Montserrat, an Overseas Territory of the United Kingdom. Following a volcanic eruption in 1995, a large portion of the island was demarcated as uninhabitable and half the population evacuated the country. To chart the way forward, the Government and people developed the nation’s Sustainable Development Plan, visioning the policy, economic and social development of Montserrat from 2008 to 2020. It is in this context that the Country Gender Assessment (CGA) assesses the dynamics and opportunities for women and men and girls and boys in Montserrat. 

The CGA reviews gender1 in the following sectors, making recommendations for an enhanced gender equitable society: 

i. The economy 

ii. Education, training and labour 

iii. Culture and socialisation 

iv. Violence and crime 

v. Institutional framework for gender equality 

vi. National policies 

vii. National capacity for gender mainstreaming 

viii. Existing gender and development cooperation 

Table of contents

Acknowledgements

List of Tables

List of Figures

Acronyms and Abbreviations

Part I

Part II

Part III

Part IV

References

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