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IMD an Opportunity for Measures to Help Men and Boys Reach Their Potential

The Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport, Hon. Olivia Grange, says International Men’s Day (IMD) is an opportunity for Jamaica to look at implementing policies and measures that will enable men and boys to reach their full potential as participants in Jamaica’s social, cultural and economic development. She said…

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Work Progressing on National Shelter for Abused Women

Work is advanced on the establishment of the first State-run national shelter to assist women who need to leave abusive environments. The Government has completed the acquisition of a property that is now being transformed into a suitable facility to accommodate victims of domestic violence. Speaking at a recent ‘Think…

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Peace and Justice Centres to Offer Gender-Based Violence Training

Gender-Based Violence (GBV) is to be incorporated in the training programme offered at peace and justice centres across the island. “We are having conversations with the Ministry of Justice for a perpetrator intervention programme, where, through the peace and justice centres, a module will be included on gender-based violence,” said…

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Jamaicans Encouraged to Learn More About Gender-Based Violence

Jamaicans are being encouraged to learn about the various forms of gender-based violence (GBV) and the support systems available. This call was made by Director, Policy and Research, Bureau of Gender Affairs, Sharon Robinson, at a Jamaica Information Service (JIS) ‘Think Tank’, held today (November 7) at the agency’s head…

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Education Campaign Against Gender-Based Violence Being Developed

The Ministry of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport is collaborating with the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women) to develop a ‘No Excuse for Abuse’ public education campaign. The campaign is part of a three-year Memorandum of Understanding (MOU), between the Government and…

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First State-Run National Shelter to Assist Abused Women

The Government is advanced in the establishment of the first State-run National Shelter to assist women who need to leave abusive environments. Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport, Hon. Olivia Grange, provided details during a Statement to the House of Representatives on November 6. She informed that in the…

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State Minister Calls on Parents to Look for Signs of Abuse

State Minister for Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport, Hon. Alando Terrelonge, is calling on parents, teachers and caregivers to not only encourage play amongst children, but to look out for the telltale signs of abuse during this activity. Mr. Terrelonge was speaking at a forum focusing on the importance of…

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Gov’t Finalising Prevention of Sexual Harassment Bill

The Government is finalising the Prevention of Sexual Harassment Bill, which will be brought to the House of Representatives shortly. This was disclosed by Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport, Hon. Olivia Grange, during the sitting of the House of Representatives on Tuesday (November 6). Delivering a Statement on…

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Minister Grange Hails Reggae Girlz as True Champions

The Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport, the Honourable Olivia Grange has hailed the “historic achievement” of Jamaica’s team which qualified for the FIFA Women’s World Cup this evening after defeating Panama on penalty kicks in Texas. Minister noted that “the Reggae Girls have become the first Caribbean team…

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Minister Grange Pledges $5M Towards Luton’s Care

The Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport, the Honourable Olivia Grange, has committed J$5million towards the medical care of Jamaican footballer Luton Shelton. Minister Statement follows: “I’ve been made aware of Luton’s illness through the social media (no one has been directly in touch with me). Based on what…

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Sexual Harassment Bill to be Tabled by Year End

The Government is moving with alacrity to have the Sexual Harassment Bill tabled in Parliament and has given assurance that it will be done by year end. Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport Minister, Hon. Olivia Grange, says the Bill, “with all the revisions that were recommended by Cabinet, is ready…

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Gender Focal Points Established in MDAs

Gender focal points have been established in ministries, departments and agencies (MDAs) as part of the Government’s commitment to ensuring that gender is mainstreamed in all policies, programmes and projects, in keeping with the National Policy for Gender Equality (NPGE). Approximately 106 senior policymakers have been trained to date in…

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State Minister Highlights Strengths of Women during Disasters

Minister of State in the Ministry of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport, Hon. Alando Terrelonge, says women are oftentimes the unsung heroes during and after natural disasters, always ensuring the safety of family, including young children. Addressing a three-day Climate Change and Gender Focal Points Workshop at the Melia Braco…

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Hundreds Bid Farewell to Easton Douglas

Hundreds of mourners turned out at the St. Andrew Parish Church on Thursday (September 20) to pay final respects to late former government minister, Easton Wentworth Xavier Douglas. The official funeral was a celebration of a life well-lived and included musical tributes from Pam Hall, DiMario McDowell, and Professor Winston…

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Official Funeral for Easton Douglas

Former Cabinet Minister and Member of Parliament, Hon. Easton Douglas, OJ, CD, is to be accorded an Official Funeral by the Government of Jamaica. Minister of Education, Youth and Information, Senator the Hon. Ruel Reid, made the announcement during today’s (September 12) post-Cabinet press briefing held at Jamaica House. Senator…

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Bureau of Gender Affairs to Stage Events for International Men’s Day

The Bureau of Gender Affairs (BGA) and several men’s groups will be hosting events to mark International Men’s Day (IMD), which will be observed on November 17. Plans for IMD activities this year were discussed at a recent men’s group meeting, held at the BGA’s office, 5-9 South Odeon Avenue,…

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More Assistance for Alma Mater Gaynstead High from Sport Minister Grange

The Honourable Olivia Grange, Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport yesterday pledged a scholarship worth 50-thousand dollars for a student at Gaynstead High School as well promised to have lights and a stand installed at the newly built netball court at the school. Speaking at a ceremony at Gaynstead…

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Historic Signing with Louise Bennett Coverley Estate – Grange

The Honourable Olivia Grange, Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport, has described as “historic” today’s signing of the Deed of Gift under which the Coverley Collection has been turned over to the National Library of Jamaica, an agency of the Ministry. The Coverley Collection includes a wide range of…

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