Projects & Programmes
BPW Barbados has a number of new and ongoing projects.
The main aim of BPW is to develop the professional and leadership potential of women at all levels.BPW members:·
- take professional responsibility on all levels in the economy, politics and society
- think and act locally, nationally and internationally
- engage in networking, mentoring and lobbying
- enjoy life-long learning
- work with the United Nations and other international organisations
- develop multicultural friendships.
Women’s Empowerment Principles
The Women’s Empowerment Principles (WEPs) are a set of Principles for business offering guidance on how to empower women in the workplace, marketplace and community. They emphasize the business case for corporate action to promote gender equality and women’s empowerment and seek to point the way to best practice by elaborating the gender dimension of good corporate citizenship, the UN Global Compact, and the role of business in sustainable development. (UNGC/UN Women, 2010)
Click on the link for more information about the WEP’s
We join BPW International in supporting this initiative.
BPW Safe Haven for Battered Women- Since 1999
BPW provides Shelter to female victims of gender-based violence and their children. We cater to domestic violence, intimate partner violence, human trafficking, sexual-abuse, rape and other forms of gender-based violence and exploitation. Click the following link to download our brochure for more information: BPW Crisis Centre Safe House Brochure
BPW Crisis Centre – since 1997
Staffed by volunteers, the BPW Crisis Centre offers:
- 24-hour Crisis Hotline
- Short & Long Term Counselling
- Resource materials
- Education, Training & Sensitisation
- Self-Development Programmes
- Anger management & intervention programmes
BPW Barbados is pleased to announce the launch of the its new walk-in Crisis & Resource Centre, scheduled to open in November 2014. The walk-in Crisis and Resource Centre is a “Reduce Gender-Based Violence & HIV” Project designed to tackle the cross section of gender-based violence and abuse for both females and males. The project will take a multi-disciplinary approach to the issue incorporating law enforcement, legal, social services, health services and more to cater to members of the public and or vulnerable persons. More to come…
Members give back to children, young women, and women entrepreneurs and others at various levels.