Tag: gender gap

‘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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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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International Women’s Day 2016 – Pledge For Parity

Today, March 8, is being observed as International Women’s Day. The theme for 2016 is #PledgeForParity, as women worldwide continue to strive for equality in the social, economic, cultural and political spheres. The World Economic Forum predicted in 2014 that it would

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National Science and Technology Month: Women Who Code

According to the National Center for Women and Information Technology, currently, women in the United States hold 57% of professional jobs, but only 26% of computing jobs. Such statistics are compelling, because in the US, women are entering college at a

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