Category: Women

Why Jamaica Love Lorna Goodison Long Time …






From as early as 1982, The Gleaner presents records that bear witness to the ongoing love affair between Lorna Goodison and her native homeland. Goodison’s poems have paid homage to, offered criticism of and often craftily described and deconstructed the beauties








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Renay Foster’s Faith Comes Full Circle






Early Days Renay Foster has lived a very full life. A daughter of Jamaican soil, she has spent time in the United States and the United Kingdom, coming full circle to reside in her homeland. Raised in a Christian family








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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








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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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Endometriosis: The Jamaican Situation






What is endometriosis? Endometriosis is a disease that affects women and happens when tissue similar to that which grows in the lining of the womb shows up in other areas of the body, primarily in the abdomen. Dr Michael Abrahams, in his








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Virtuous: 15 Reggae Songs Celebrating Women






Reggae speaks the language of love, and, of course, women are usually a central theme in many of the songs. Whether she is an empress, queen, royal, or a natural beauty, leave it to the reggae lyricists to find the








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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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#Infographic: 12 Safer Sex Tips






Safer Sex Week is celebrated in Jamaica every February in the week in which Valentine’s Day falls. The week is used to promote safe and healthy sexual practices in an effort to prevent HIV/AIDS, STIs and unwanted pregnancies. But it doesn’t








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