Dr. Marcia Forbes: There Are Too Few Women in Decision-Making Positions in Jamaica

Here is Dr. Marcia Forbes’ presentation at Jamaica House on International Women’s Day, when the Prime Minister hosted a large group of women for lunch. It is direct and to the point. Marcia tells it like it is!  March 8, 2017 Written by Dr. Marcia Forbes Greetings – Prime Minister, Ministers, Colleagues: Thanks for inviting … More Dr. Marcia Forbes: There Are Too Few Women in Decision-Making Positions in Jamaica

51% Coalition and UN Women Partner to Build Women as a Political Constituency

These are difficult times in Jamaican politics. The traditional way of doing things is simply not working any more, despite the best efforts of politicians and their followers to cling to the “status quo.” Civil society has become better informed and more demanding. Social media is playing its part in raising awareness and political discourse. … More 51% Coalition and UN Women Partner to Build Women as a Political Constituency

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

Gender-Based Quotas: “A step forward” towards a more equitable society for all Jamaicans

In Jamaica, the Letters pages (as well as the ubiquitous and ever-popular radio call-in shows) often provoke useful and productive dialogue on issues affecting Jamaica – issues that may not hit the headlines as “hard” news, but which are crucial to the nation’s development. Mr. Michael Dingwall recently put pen to paper to question the need … More Gender-Based Quotas: “A step forward” towards a more equitable society for all Jamaicans