Through the Spotlight Initiative, the Caribbean Family Planning Affiliation (CFPA) and United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) launched the Caribbean Observatory on Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR) in September 2021. The Observatory contributes to regional cooperation to prevent and respond to gender-based violence (GBV) in the Region. It also advocates advancing anti-discriminatory legislation and strengthening policy and programmatic linkages between GBV and SRHR.

It aims to improve access to and uptake of SRHR and GBV services for vulnerable populations and to change harmful social norms across the Caribbean by promoting south-south cooperation, strategic partnership, innovation, knowledge-sharing, and good practices.

In May, the implementing team met virtually with the PANCAP Coordinating Unit, including Mr Collin Kirton, Officer-in-Charge, to discuss the Observatory’s mandate and possible areas for partnership and creating synergies.

At the meeting, Ms Patricia Sheerattan-Bisnauth, Chief Executive Officer, CFPA, Ms Adeola Young, Advocacy and Communications Coordinator, CFPA and Mr Vidyaratha Kissoon, Project Manager, Caribbean SRHR Observatory, CFPA, provided details of the ongoing and upcoming projects of the Observatory.

For more information on the Observatory, email or call +1(868) 294-8470 / + (268) 776-1518.

Image: Virtual Meeting with the PANCAP Coordinating Unit and the implementing team of the Caribbean Observatory on Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR)