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

Civil Society Organizations Mobilize to Monitor Jamaican Policies


Jamaica has several lobby groups advocating on behalf of marginalized communities. It has “watchdogs” that keep an eye on what the Government of the day is doing (or not doing) in relation to specific issues of concern to these communities. But could the watchdogs sharpen their skills some more? Tomorrow will see the opening of … More Civil Society Organizations Mobilize to Monitor Jamaican Policies

PANCAP Statement on Prof Bain: Stigma and Discrimination Driving the HIV Epidemic in the Caribbean


I just received this statement, and thought I would share it with you, dear readers, for your consideration. You can read the statement online at http://www.pancap.org/en/45-media/2491-pancap-statement.html STIGMA AND DISCRIMINATION DRIVING THE HIV EPIDEMIC IN THE CARIBBEAN PANCAP STATEMENT The Pan Caribbean Partnership against HIV/AIDS (PANCAP) affirms that Professor Brendan Bain testimony in the Orozco v. … More PANCAP Statement on Prof Bain: Stigma and Discrimination Driving the HIV Epidemic in the Caribbean