Antigua & Barbuda had strong representation and participation at the XIV Regional Conference on Women in Latin America and the Caribbean. The Regional Conference is a subsidiary body of the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) convened triennially to identify the situation of women’s autonomy and rights at the regional and sub-regional levels.
The Conference, conducted in collaboration with UN Women, considers present public policy recommendations for gender equality, undertakes periodic assessments of the activities carried out in fulfillment of regional and international plans and agreements on the subject and serves as a forum for debates on relevant issues.
Antigua & Barbuda was represented by Hon. Minister of Social Transformation, Human Resource Development, Youth and Gender Affairs, Agriculture, Fisheries and Barbuda Affairs, Samantha Marshall, and Executive Director, Directorate of Gender Affairs, Farmala Jacobs.