Tag: women

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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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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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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#Infographic: Domestic Violence in Jamaica by the Numbers (2016)






Tracking the numbers and cases for domestic violence in Jamaica from 2010-2016.








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#Infographic: 10 Warning Signs of Domestic Violence






What are the warning signs of domestic violence and do you know them?  See the infographic below, read and share.








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6 Women’s Organisations In Jamaica






March is Women’s History Month, and International Women’s Day was celebrated on March 8. There are a number of organisations working to aid the development and advancement of women in Jamaica. Here are some of them: The Bureau of Women’s








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IMF UPDATE: “Women, Work, and the Jamaican Economy”






diGgers Yesterday, September 30, 2014 the International Monetary Fund, the Jamaican Government and civil society groups highlighted the importance of empowering women and reducing gender inequality at the seminar, “Women, Work, and the Jamaican Economy,” which took place at the








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