This annual event hosted by the Spouses of CARICOM Leaders Action Network brings together partners to discuss innovative solutions to improve the access and equity for children and women. In 2021 this discussion is even more poignant as the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic threaten the gains we have made to instill development for women and children. Discussions on the impact of COVID-19 and the development of solutions are deemed necessary as countries seek to move forward. It is particularly important to discuss lessons learned and best practices to forge ahead into a new normal.
This conference will facilitate dialogue on strategically advancing SCLAN’s mission of a Caribbean free from HIV, gender-based violence, mental health issues, teenage pregnancy, and cervical cancer with long-term goals set forth by the global community, including UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s Every Woman, Every Child Global Movement and the Global Strategy for Women’s Children’s and Adolescents’ Health (2016-2030).