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Even as more women in society take on leadership roles, they are still being under-represented.

On Friday, the UN Women Multi Country Office (MCO). in collaboration with Portland Private Equity held a Zoom meeting to discuss its partnership for the Gender Lens Investment in the Caribbean.

To commemorate the partnership, a memorandum of understanding (MOU) was signed between the UN Women’s regional director Maria-Noel Vaeza and Portland Private Equity’s CEO Doug Hewson.

Vaeza said the MOU would be implemented with both parties ensuring the accountability and progress of gender investment in the region.

“It promotes innovative financing and investment for gender equality and women as a platform for permanent dialogue in the region,” she said.

“The gender lens investment in the Caribbean would be targeting women’s economic empowerment in securing human rights.”

Belize Prime Minister John Briceño said the rising number in women entering tertiary-level education has been encouraging, but realistically, women taking the lead in the workplace have still not reached its pinnacle.

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