Category: Gender

Throwback Thursday: Olivia ‘Babsy’ Grange in 1986

Current minister of culture, gender, entertainment and sport; and the longest serving sitting female member of Parliament in Jamaica, Olivia Grange has a long and illustrious career in politics. Among her achievements are being crowned CARICOM’s first Champion for Culture in 2009; being

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‘Gender Equality in Politics in Jamaica: How Far Have We Come?’ – Full Text of Hon Olivia Grange’s Speech at the 2018 Rose Leon Memorial Lecture

On Monday, March 5, 2018, the Annual Memorial Lecture in honour of Rose Agatha Leon (1911-1999) was held at the PCJ Auditorim in New Kingston. The event was put on by Jamaica Women’s Political Caucus and Rose Leon Memorial Trust, with

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More Than An Afro Queen: Saluting Davina Bennett’s Natural Roots

‘Rooting’ for Jamaica took on new meaning at the 2017 staging of the Miss Universe Competition. By the time the pageant’s top three finalists were announced, social media had its own mini-movement going. Jamaicans, Caribbean nationals, blacks, people of African

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We Connect International Releases Prelim Results from Study on Woman Business Owners in Caribbean & Latin America

WEConnect International in The Caribbean presented preliminary results of a study being prepared with the support of Canada’s International Development Research Centre (IDRC) on March 9, 2017. Increasingly, the positive connection among women, their economic empowerment, the growth of economies,

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Warriors for Women: A #TambourineArmy Timeline

The Tambourine Army is equipping its soldiers with the knowledge to more effectively deal with the abuse, rape, and all other forms of sexual violence against women and girls. – Imani Duncan Pryce On its Facebook page, the Tambourine Army

Amy Ashwood Garvey: The Woman Behind Jamaican Pan-Africanism

Marcus Garvey’s fame has been heralded far and wide. He has been honoured as one of the most outstanding leaders of the black consciousness movement of the early  1900s, and is one of only seven persons conferred with the Jamaica’s

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5 Milestone Moments for Women in Jamaica

Jamaican women have come a long way since the days of slavery, and there are many who will argue that there is still a long way to go. However small the achievements may seem, it is important to acknowledge and

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What is World Day of Social Justice?

Since 2007, February 20 has been observed annually as World Day of Social Justice. The objectives of the day include increasing awareness of and contribution to the efforts of the international community in: poverty eradication full employment decent work gender equity

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The History of Gender-Based Violence in the Caribbean

The following are excerpts from a teach-in titled ‘Gender-Based Violence in the Caribbean: Historical Roots’, given by Dr Verene A. Shepherd, professor of social history and university director at the Institute for Gender Development Studies (IGDS), University of the West Indies

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Gender-Based Violence in Jamaica: A Meeting and Recommendations

The following is a [modified] press release from the 51% Coalition on their talk on gender-based violence, held on Tuesday, February 7, 2017 at the Jamaica Suite, Phoenix Central in Kingston, Jamaica. Persons concerned about, interested in or researching gender-based

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