The Caribbean region is home to countries with the highest per capita incomes. In terms of human development, Anglophone nations such as The Bahamas and Barbados are among the 58 countries in the world identified as “very high human development”; Jamaica and Trinidad and Tobago rank amongst those identified in the category of “high human development”. English-speaking … [Read more...] about Man-up: Hegemonic Masculinity in the Caribbean
Do you care what schools your children go to? You, I and most parents probably do, which is a bit of a paradox as there is very little evidence, i.e. scientific proof, that parental preferences for secondary schools are related to schools' causal impacts on school exit examinations. These preconceived notions of what are “the best schools” for your child can be explained by … [Read more...] about Can Parents Recognize School Benefits Beyond Short-Run Academic Achievement?
Latisha Bravo is one of the most recent victims of intimate partner violence to reach the front page of Jamaica's national newspapers. Her brutal murder by her boyfriend is a tragic example of the horror of intimate partner violence (IPV) that is prevalent in Jamaica. Data from the first comprehensive examination on violence against women and girls (VAWG) and intimate partner … [Read more...] about Block The Hand That Strikes Women
By Rocío Medina-Bolívar and Dana King Trinidad’s first National Women’s Health Survey maps out the complexity of effectively ending family violence Christine Chuniesingh is one of the most recent victims of intimate partner violence to reach the front page of Trinidad and Tobago’s national newspapers. Her brutal murder is a tragic example of the horror of intimate … [Read more...] about Is there an effective way to end family violence?
A Gender Equality Pathway to Improving Lives By Terry-Ann Coley-Graham On the occasion of IDB Executive Vice President Julie Katzman’s visit to Jamaica, a thought-provoking Gender Forum was held at the Mona campus of the University of the West Indies (UWI) on Wednesday, September 6, 2017. Though the Gender Forum was limited in time and the size of the audience, it was … [Read more...] about Repairing shattered glass