Ending Gender Based Violence: A Project for Jamaica

September 3 - 6, 2014

About Jamaica

In 2013, Jamaica submitted a plan to eliminate gender-based violence. Groups including NGOs, and other organizations that are dedicated to help those dealing with violence came together to develop a draft. The National Strategic Action Plan to Eliminate Gender-Based Violence focuses on prevention through awareness and education, response and support such as shelters, and monitoring and training. Jamaica's government hopes to improve the problem with support from civil society, NGOs, education systems and community leaders. Conflict resolution in Jamaica is enforced through oranizations such as DRF that use court and commercial mediation through knowledge and outreach to youth and community members [2].

http://caribbean.unwomen.org/en/caribbean-gender-portal/caribbean-gbv-law-portal/gbv-in-the-caribbean

About the Program

The IVLP is a professional exchange program that seeks to build mutual understanding between the U.S. and other nations through carefully designed short-term visits to the U.S. for current and emerging foreign leaders. Over the last 70 years, the IVLP has developed into the premier professional exchange program in the U.S. and brings over 200 emerging leaders to Jacksonville every year.

[1] http://opm.gov.jm/national-strategic-plan-to-eliminate-gender-based-violence-to-be-submitted-to-cabinet/

[2] http://moj.gov.jm/dispute-resolution-foundation


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