Jamaican leaders, citizens must “act firmly” on violence against women – enough talk

Case closed. The Jamaica Constabulary Force put out a statement on Friday (April 16th) that it cannot continue investigations into a violent episode that took place in a parking lot ten days earlier, because the two people involved (a man and a woman) are not willing to press complaints. Also, the JCF said, the quality … More Jamaican leaders, citizens must “act firmly” on violence against women – enough talk

51% Coalition Meeting Recommends Priority Actions To Combat Violence Against Women and Girls

Cover photo: 51% Coalition members Indi McLymont Lafayette (left) and Hilary Nicholson, who moderated the unexpectedly large meeting, pause for thought. The past few weeks have been extraordinary. We have seen a surge in violent crime that has frightened many Jamaicans; in particular several abductions and killings of young women and girls. Social media posters … More 51% Coalition Meeting Recommends Priority Actions To Combat Violence Against Women and Girls

51% Coalition’s Public Forum on Building a Women’s Constituency: TOMORROW (Thursday July 28): Do Join Us!

Tomorrow (Thursday July 28), the 51% Coalition will ask the question: What Do Jamaican Women Want? at a public forum sponsored by UN Women in partnership with Fi Wi Jamaica. The event will take place from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m at the Medallion Hall Hotel, 53 Hope Road, Kingston 6. Do join us! There … More 51% Coalition’s Public Forum on Building a Women’s Constituency: TOMORROW (Thursday July 28): Do Join Us!

“Woman Tongue” – An Absorbing Theatrical Experience Gets Ready for a Short Run

I wish to congratulate writer, publisher, entrepreneur (and now playwright) Tanya Batson-Savage on her first play, “Woman Tongue,” now running for a very limited period in Kingston. In fact, there are only six performances, so do make sure you catch one. Highly recommended!  Here is the press release: April 21, 2016 Woman Tongue Gets Ready … More “Woman Tongue” – An Absorbing Theatrical Experience Gets Ready for a Short Run

51% Coalition welcomes positive news for women’s development

We, the 51% Coalition,wholeheartedly welcome the Ministry of Education’s new policy which permits girls who leave school for reasons of pregnancy to return to class after the birth of their child. The 51% Coalition -Women in Partnership for Development and Empowerment through Equity –recognizes that Jamaican citizens are fully aware of the right to education of every child, … More 51% Coalition welcomes positive news for women’s development