The Gender Affairs Unit

As a section of The Ministry of Education, Employment and Gender Affairs, the Gender Affairs Unit is the focal point within the Cayman Islands Government to address the issue of gender mainstreaming. Through this Unit, the Ministry provides sector specific gender training, public education efforts, and gender awareness training and analysis of the policies, operations and programmes within our Ministry and other government entities as required.

This website includes information on the Gender Equality Law, 2011, the Gender Equality Tribunal and discrimination complaints, including what to do if you believe that you have experienced discrimination in employment and related matters on the basis of sex, marital status, pregnancy or gender. There are also many resources for individuals and employers to learn more about specific gender issues and how you can take action and promote gender equality in the Cayman Islands.

Recent News

The Ministry of Education, Employment & Gender Affairs (MEEGA) is inviting members of the public to view the display currently at the Historic George Town Library, “Her Story is Our History”. The display features framed replicas of the original 1948 and 1957 petitions signed by the women demanding their voice to be heard and the right to vote and stand for public office to be extended to them. The Cayman Islands National Archive (CINA) did a magnificent job of printing these fragile documents and the vast majority of the signatures can clearly be read.

The Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW) has been officially extended to the Cayman Islands.

Minister of Gender Affairs, Hon. Tara Rivers was on hand at the United Nations in New York City when Chief of the UN Treaty Section, Mr. Santiago Villalpando, accepted the instrument from United Kingdom Minister for Women and Equalities, Caroline Dinenage on Wednesday, 16th March 2016. The UK’s Deputy Permanent Representative to the UN, Ambassador Peter Wilson CMG, was also present to witness the occasion.

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