The Saint Vincent Planned Parenthood Association has partnered with the observatory to engage with key decision makers, activists and first responders. Saint Vincent and the Grenadines acceded to the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW) on August 4, 1981, and ratified the Inter-American Convention on the Prevention, Punishment and Eradication of Violence against Women on March 31, 1996. State actors and lawmakers have a legal duty to comply with the terms of the international human rights conventions that they have ratified or acceded to. The Caribbean Observatory on SRHR is working with key entities, state officials and CSOs to:
Monitor and track progress on implementing policy and legislative frameworks on SRHR and GBV in line with regional and international human rights standards. Expected Outcome: Reports generated on the status of implementation.
Mobilize key parliamentarians, state agencies CSOs and advocates in interagency cooperation and data collection of GBV reports by first responders and care facilities to inform policy to protect survivors effectively. Expected Outcome: Quantitative and qualitative data that is uploaded to the Virtual Knowledge Platform (VKP)
Engage and collaborate with CSOs and Agencies to execute public information campaigns, forums, workshops, Op Eds and interviews to bring visibility to key issues on GBV and SRHR.