Since 2022, Blueprints for Gender Equality (BLUEPRINTS) has been providing targeted technical assistance to local governments in Dominica, Grenada, St. Lucia, and St. Vincent and the Grenadines to better integrate gender equality and social inclusion into programs, policies, and services aimed at women and marginalized groups. This includes Indigenous women, women living with disabilities, and LGBTQI+ people.
The project supports innovative mechanisms to increase citizen engagement so local governments have a better understanding of the needs, interests, perspectives, and rights of women and marginalized groups and ensure they are integrated into local programming.
BLUEPRINTS also promotes coordination and collaboration between local governments across the Caribbean to share lessons learned, good practices, and information about how to better integrate gender equality and social inclusion into programs, policies, and services.
New Cuso International project supports gender equality and social inclusion for marginalized groups in the Caribbean
Together with local governments in Dominica, Grenada, St. Lucia, and St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Cuso International will work alongside its partners to better integrate gender equality and social inclusion in policies, programs, and services with a focus on women, persons living with disabilities and the LGBTQI community. Expected outcomes include programs and services that support income generation, prevent gender-based violence and increase access to psychosocial support.