The Paris Climate Change Conference (COP21) is now several weeks behind us, but is by no means “last year’s news.” I am continuing to share with you feedback and opinions from around the Caribbean. Please find below the official report of the Caribbean Association for Feminist Research and Action (CAFRA), compiled by Chairperson Flavia Cherry. … More Climate Change: Let’s Prepare To Survive As Best We Can
It’s always there. A continuous backdrop to our daily lives. Violence against women is a serious developmental issue because it has many implications for the individual(s), families, communities and the nation at large. That is, gender-based violence has serious long-term implications for women and their children and has social and economic costs for the society, … More Violence Against Women: When Are We Going to Address It, Seriously?
The Sexual Offences Act 2009 is under review by a Joint Select Committee of Parliament, and there is much to be considered and discussed. J-FLAG partnered with Mary Seacole Hall at the University of the West Indies (UWI) to host its second Tertiary Debate to highlight issues related to the legislation and to air and … More Protecting the Rights of Every Citizen: Debating the Sexual Offences Act
The way women are portrayed in traditional media (and now, I dare say, in social media) has been the subject of complex and often heated debate around the world for decades. In Jamaica and across the Caribbean, this is still very much a burning issue. For example, Women’s Media Watch (now WMW Jamaica) has worked … More Documentary Film “Miss Representation” Examines Media Images of Women
There must have been a malicious Halloween duppy flitting around the Upper House in Kingston, Jamaica on Friday, October 31, 2014. A senior politician, former Minister of Justice and current Minister of Foreign Affairs & Foreign Trade (and also leader of Government Business in the Senate) Senator A.J. Nicholson made a remark that shocked and … More “Runnin’ a Joke”…But Rape Is No Laughing Matter
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For people who are concerned about the future of Jamaica, or the world in general, please spend some time with young people. I had the pleasure of doing so last night as part of WMW’s (Women’s Media Watch) graduation ceremony for a training session called Her Voice, Her Power that…
176 million strong, rising up as one! Who are all these women, and why will they be marching, you ask? Well, it is a fact that over 176 million women around the world suffer from the debilitating, disabling and painful disease that is endometriosis. So, on Thursday, March 13, 2014, women in more than 53 … More Join the Million Woman March…in Jamaica
I do hope all Jamaicans will come out and support this celebration of International Women’s Day. A lot will be happening at the University of the West Indies’ Mona campus in Kingston. Admission is free. For further information, please contact: Ms. Anna-Kaye Rowe Tel: (876) 929-8873 or (876) 487-8268. Email: email@example.com The Women’s Resource and Outreach Centre Limited (WROC) … More International Women’s Day in Jamaica: March 8, 2014
As a woman, I can tell you… Women do not want to be seen as victims. We face our difficulties. We also see the need to raise awareness among other women and men: for those who are confronting specific challenges, and those who are in a position to support and assist them. In this light (and with … More The Challenge of Endometriosis (and a March in March)
I am reposting this important column by businesswoman, author and leading member of the Women’s 51% Coalition in Jamaica, Dr. Marcia Forbes. This is an issue we must – must – keep on the front burner, if we care about the development of Jamaica. And who knows, it may also be relevant to some of … More Are Women Under Siege in Jamaica?