Partnership for Women’s Health and Wellbeing: Submission to Parliamentary Committee Considering Abortion Law Reform


On Tuesday, June 5, 2018, Juliet Cuthbert Flynn, a Government Member of Parliament, tabled the following motion in the House of Representatives: MOTION TABLED IN PARLIAMENT BY Juliet Cuthbert Flynn, MP, West Rural St. Andrew (JLP) “BE IT RESOLVED that this Honourable House consider the recommendations of the Abortion Policy Group, which was established to … More Partnership for Women’s Health and Wellbeing: Submission to Parliamentary Committee Considering Abortion Law Reform

Canada’s Parliamentary Secretary Visits Jamaica and Presents Canada’s Feminist International Policy


On Monday, July 10 at 2:00 p.m. at the University of the West Indies Regional Headquarters, Canada’s Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Development, Grenada-born Mrs. Celina Caesar-Chavannes will introduce us to Canada’s new Feminist International Assistance Policy. This is a partnership with the Caribbean Policy Research Institute (CaPRI). It should be very interesting!  Here is the … More Canada’s Parliamentary Secretary Visits Jamaica and Presents Canada’s Feminist International Policy

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

End Violence against Women and Girls: A Message from UN Women, and WE-Change’s Orange Lights


We must remind ourselves: Violence against women and girls is a persistent problem, and not only for small developing countries like Jamaica. Below is a message from the Executive Director of UN Women (who was in Jamaica very recently) encouraging the global news media in particular to recognize and highlight International Day to End Violence Against … More End Violence against Women and Girls: A Message from UN Women, and WE-Change’s Orange Lights

Professor Verene Shepherd at the UN: Let’s Learn From History on Racial Discrimination


I almost missed this, but for those who did – March 21 was the UN International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination, to be followed by a week of awareness.  As UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon noted,”This year marks the 50th anniversary of the International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial … More Professor Verene Shepherd at the UN: Let’s Learn From History on Racial Discrimination

Celebrating Women…At Home, Abroad and in Twitterland


So, Sunday was International Women’s Day 2015. The solar-powered plane took off on its first round-the-world flight, and I followed its adventures via social media. A pedigree dog at Crufts Dog Show in England was allegedly poisoned. Liverpool Football Club struggled to a dull goalless draw in the FA Cup. The FBI is investigating ISIS … More Celebrating Women…At Home, Abroad and in Twitterland