Barriers Behind Bars: Stand Up for Jamaica Highlights the Plight of HIV Positive Inmates


Social workers love to use the term “vulnerable populations” to describe those Jamaican citizens, whom we tend to sideline, ignore, dismiss and even forget about altogether. I am not sure I like the word “vulnerable” much, but these Jamaicans are indeed “in harm’s way” because of their position in society – their invisibility. We cannot … More Barriers Behind Bars: Stand Up for Jamaica Highlights the Plight of HIV Positive Inmates

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

This Week Is National Fibroid Awareness Week – And This Is Important


“Get informed. Take Control. Tell a Friend.” This was the advice given by Lisa-Ann Ogilvie, Founder of Caribbean Woman Addressing Uterine Fibroids and Project Manager at The Caribbean Events Group. We were at the launch of the first National Fibroid Awareness Week (March 15 – 21) – a friendly gathering with a slightly informal feel, despite the … More This Week Is National Fibroid Awareness Week – And This Is Important