From 25 November (International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women) to 10 December (Human Rights Day), the international campaign 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence mobilized organizations and women around the world. It is estimated that nearly one in three women around the world will experience violence in her lifetime, typically at the hands of … [Read more...] about Are Caribbean Homes Safe for Women?
IDB Annual Civil Society in Honduras. Photo author Brodrick Watson To the uniformed eye, the Marriott hotel erected in New Kingston, Jamaica is just a newly minted addition to the city’s towering infrastructure. But as with most things, there is more than meets the eye. Marriott was constructed in part by funding from the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB). As part of this … [Read more...] about Social Innovation: The way forward for Civil Society Organizations
The police are normally considered the first source of information on crimes committed. However, police crime statistics are only the tip of the iceberg when it comes to measuring and understanding crime. In the Caribbean, according to a forthcoming IDB publication, only 44% of common crimes were reported to the police in 2014. Globally it is estimated that less than half of … [Read more...] about Could everything we think we know about crime be wrong?
by Brithney Black, UWI Student While there are several negative issues blasted in the media in Jamaica, I have come to know that all is not lost. Jamaica still has the blessings of a loving God - One who is working through the Ministry of National Security. The Citizen Security and Justice Programme (CSJP) is a functioning violence-prevention initiative of the Ministry of … [Read more...] about Jamaica Citizen Security and Justice Programme: Making A Difference
by Dana King Awareness campaign to fight crime in Trinidad and Tobago Betheem Gardens is a low-income neighborhood and crime “hotspot” that sits on the outskirts of Port of Spain and runs alongside the East/West corridor highway and Trinidad’s largest landfill. For those that live in this community, the stigma associated with the neighborhood can be as potent as the … [Read more...] about Empowering communities helps reducing crime in Trinidad and Tobago