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Tips for Women to Become Successful Entrepreneurs

Chairman and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Manpower Maintenance Services, Audrey Hinchcliffe, has offered five tips to women who want to become successful entrepreneurs. Addressing the second annual ‘Made in Manchester’ expo, staged by business women at Manchester High School in Mandeville on March 5, Ms. Hinchcliffe suggested that women…

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Message from the Hon. Olivia Grange on Int’l Women’s Day

Today, Jamaica joins the global celebration of International Women's Day. This is a day of celebration but also an occasion for sober reflection. Even as we acknowledge and applaud our significant contribution to national development and the pivotal roles that women have played and continue to play in this society,…

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Artistes to Speak Against Violence at Int’l Women’s Day Concert

Several Jamaican artistes will participate in a free concert on International Women’s Day (March 8), at Emancipation Park, beginning at 6:00 p.m. The concert, organised by the Ministry of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport, with support from the AIDS Healthcare Foundation, is part of activities to recognise the day, being…

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Government Remains Committed to Curtailing Gender-Based Violence – Grange

The Government remains committed to curtailing gender-based violence and child abuse, says Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport Minister, Hon. Olivia Grange. Speaking at a ceremony to commemorate the 133rd anniversary of the birth of National Hero, the Rt. Excellent Sir Alexander Bustamante, at National Heroes Park in Kingston on February…

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Gender Mainstreaming Manual Developed

A Gender Mainstreaming Manuel (GMM) has been developed, which will serve as a quick guide to support the implementation of various policies and programmes to promote gender equality. The manual, developed by the Gender Affairs Division of the Ministry of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport, was made possible through funding…

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Int’l Women’s Day to Focus on Gender-Based Violence

The Ministry of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport will be turning the spotlight on gender-based violence for International Women’s Day (IWD) on March 8. Director of Policy and Research in the Ministry, Sharon Coburn Robinson, said this is in light of the recent spike in the cases of violence against…

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Two Shelters to be Established for Domestic Violence Victims

Governor-General, His Excellency the Most Hon. Sir Patrick Allen, says two shelters are to be established for victims of domestic violence. He said space for the facilities has already been identified and inspection reports have been completed. One of the shelters will be located in the urban area and the…

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Ground Broken for Renovation and Expansion of Women’s Shelter

Ground was broken on Monday (Jan. 30) for the renovation and expansion of the Woman Inc. Crisis Shelter in Kingston to house additional women and children, who are victims of violence. The five-month project is being undertaken by the Government through over $14 million in funding from the United States…

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Grange Committed to Women’s Premier League

Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport, the Honourable Olivia Grange shared a photo opportunity with Barbican FC, winners of the 2016 JFF/SDF Women’s Premier League, at the Awards Ceremomy yesterday at the JFF Headquarters. The moment was also shared with (left) Coach, Charles Edwards and Bruce Gaynor, Vice President of the JFF.

Kingston, January 26, 2016 – Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport, the Honourable Olivia Grange, has pledged continued support to the Women’s Football Premier League. The Ministry, through the Sports Development Foundation, stepped in to save the league last year when it did not attract sponsorship. The Ministry had…

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Jamaica Commended for Programmes to Empower Women

The Outgoing United Nations (UN) Secretary-General’s Special Envoy for HIV/AIDS in the Caribbean, Dr. Edward Greene, has commended Jamaica for implementing programmes aimed at empowering women. He cited, among them, the ‘He-for-She’ campaign, which engages boys and men in enhancing the health and well-being of women and girls. Prime Minister,…

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Male Desk at Bureau of Gender Affairs

Men who have been abused or need counselling can seek help at a special service desk for men that has been re-established at the Bureau of Gender Affairs (BGA). Reports can be made at the desk situated at the BGA, 5-9 South Odeon Avenue, Kingston 10. Persons can call 618-1496-9…

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Men Urged to Speak Out on Violence Against Women and Girls

Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport, Hon. Olivia Grange, has called on men to raise their voices against violence towards women and girls. “I am making a special appeal to the men, because men are the main perpetrators of violence against women and so they are able to do…

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Gov’t to Introduce Programmes to Address Gender Equality

The Government will be introducing several new community-based programmes next year to address issues of gender equality, with emphasis on men. Jamaica is a signatory to several regional and international agreements to reaffirm its commitment to gender equality and equity for the achievement of the country’s sustainable development goals. Speaking…

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Gov’t Putting Measures in Place to Address Gender-Based Violence

The Government will be implementing a raft of measures, including policies and legislation, to address gender-based violence. Minister for Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport, Hon. Olivia Grange, said the Sexual Harassment Bill is ready for submission to Cabinet, while the parliamentary committee to review the Sexual Offences Act will be…

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Activities to Raise Awareness about Gender-Based Violence

Research Coordinator at the Bureau of Gender Affairs, Nardia Mclaren.

Several activities will take place over the next 16 days to raise awareness about gender-based violence (GBV), and actions by the Government to eliminate all forms of violence against women and girls. The activities, which are being planned by the Bureau of Gender Affairs, an agency of the Ministry of…

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Gov’t to Begin Implementing Gender-Based Violence Action Plan in 2017

The Government will commence implementation of the proposed National Strategic Action Plan to Eliminate Gender-based Violence in 2017. Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport Minister, Hon. Olivia Grange, made the disclosure in a message delivered by Permanent Secretary in the Ministry, Alison McLean, during Sunday’s (November 20) church service to mark…

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Empowerment of Girls Remains High on Agenda – Grange

Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport, Hon. Olivia Grange, says the empowerment of children, particularly girls, remains high on the agenda of the Government. “We will remain steadfast in the implementation of legal frameworks and policies that will support and facilitate the advancement of girls. These include Trafficking in…

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Grange: UNESCO to spend JMD$10 Million on Development Projects

The Jamaica National Commission for UNESCO has secured close to J$10 million to fund development projects in the areas of Culture, Gender, Youth and Science. The disclosure was made by the Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport and Chairman of the Jamaica National Commission for UNESCO, the Honourable Olivia…

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