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
Women for Change
The Jamaica Women’s Health Survey that has been in the making for several years is finally here. It is a pleasure for the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) to be finally launching this project today. This project is particularly important to the IDB because today we are giving a voice to women and a real dimension to this problem. Violence against women can take many forms … [Read more...] about The Jamaica’s Women’s Health Survey is finally here!
By Derise Williams SIDDIQA Shabazz, a 21-year-old school drop-out, became a single mother at the age of 17 and now has two children, ages three and two years old. Siddiqa’s main sources of income are braiding the hair of friends and neighbours and operating a trampoline on weekends. After the loss of her mother in 2016 who was her main source of support, Siddiqa found … [Read more...] about Making Cents for At-Risk Youths in Guyana
Caribbean has progressed in gender equality, but violence against women is still a black box International Women’s Day this year is an opportunity to take stock of the progress made by #women in the #Caribbean, but also the areas of continued concern – including Violence Against Women and Girls (VAWG). While there is limited reliable national data on #VAWG in the Caribbean, … [Read more...] about Does progress in gender equality mean less violence against women?
On a mission to empower rural women in Suriname By Mirjam Gommers On September 12, 2015, Anna Nantawi (52) and Ketoera Aparaka (45) left their village in the southern interior of Suriname to attend a six-month training program in India provided by the NGO Barefoot College to become solar engineers. The women speak no English or Hindi, and one had never left her village … [Read more...] about How can we empower rural women in Suriname?