Protecting the Rights of Every Citizen: Debating the Sexual Offences Act

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

Documentary Film “Miss Representation” Examines Media Images of Women

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

“Runnin’ a Joke”…But Rape Is No Laughing Matter

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

Her Voice, Her Power @WMWJamaica @petchary @moriahjay @empresstv @liiz_zill

Originally posted on Jamaican Journal:
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…

International Women’s Day in Jamaica: March 8, 2014

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: communications@wrocjamaica.org The Women’s Resource and Outreach Centre Limited (WROC) … More International Women’s Day in Jamaica: March 8, 2014

The Challenge of Endometriosis (and a March in March)

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)

Women on Board

Jamaica’s 51% Coalition: Women in Partnership for Development and Empowerment through Equity advocates for a quota policy to ensure greater participation and representation of women on public sector Boards and Commissions and publicly listed companies, as well as the promotion of the principles of good governance, transparency and accountability. For more information on this vibrant new alliance, … More Women on Board

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