WMW Jamaica (formerly Women’s Media Watch) has a powerful message for today – International Peace Day – as the day draws to an end. I am posting it rather belatedly, but of course the message rings true for “every day”… #peacedayjamaica Thursday, September 21, 2017 WMW Jamaica Supports Peace Day 2017 Today is recognised as … More A Peace Day Message from WMW Jamaica
International Peace Day is tomorrow – Thursday, September 21, 2017. In Jamaica, peace is a big issue. As the Dalai Lama and others have said – “peace” does not just mean “absence of violence.” It is much more than that, and we need to work on it – together. The Violence Prevention Alliance (see contact details … More Acting Locally for International Peace Day: Thursday, September 21 (Please Wear Blue!)
For the past few days, I have been wrapped up in social media posts – looking at photos and videos of broken buildings, ravaged landscapes and water – water everywhere – whether salt or fresh it is hard to tell, and likely a mixture of the two. Even in Kingston, Jamaica – well outside the … More Hurricane Irma: Will the Caribbean Ever Be the Same?
Waiting is a pause, a pause before the action. That is this week’s Photo Challenge. I often seem to take pictures of people before an event, while they are waiting for something to happen. The body language of a human being “on pause” is interesting and amusing. Birders are by nature quite patient; I have … More Waiting…and Waiting.
Fi Wi Jamaica seems to me so much more than a “project.” It is two years old already, with one more year to go. I really wish it could go on beyond 2018, because it has done so much. One of Fi Wi Jamaica‘s strengths, I believe, is partnerships. Last year I had the pleasure … More Fi Wi Jamaica: Past, Present and Future
Wow. What a combination! Poetry and martial arts. However, the healing power of poetry and the strength and focus of martial arts do actually compliment each other. It’s a two-pronged approach to dealing with the issue of gender-based violence. As the summer winds down, it’s good to look back at some of the many – and … More All Flowers Are Roses: National Library of Jamaica Uses Poetry to Fight Violence Against Young Women
It was a warm August afternoon in Port Royal. As usual, the small town was moving in slow motion. (I always find it impossible to imagine Port Royal as “the wickedest city,” with buxom wenches, swashbuckling pirates and other clichés – 21st century Port Royal is considerably more laid back). Somehow we took a wrong … More An Afternoon with the Mariners of Port Royal