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Thursday, December 30, 2021
In Jamaica, G2K wants more youth, women in cabinet and parliament
Following Prime Minister Andrew Holness’ announcement last Thursday of an impending Cabinet shuffle early in the new year, members of Generation 2000 (G2K) – the Jamaica Labour Party’s young professional affiliates’ group – have backed calls for...
Thursday, March 30, 2017
Jamaica: Young men reject quotas for women in politics
The introduction of a quota system in the political landscape to facilitate a greater number of women at all levels of politics, has been shunned by a group of young men, majority of whom stated that gender presented no barrier to political...
Tuesday, February 07, 2017
Where are the women? A Study of Women, Politics, Parliaments and Equality in the CARICOM Countries
In 2013-2014, a study was undertaken by UNDP to explore the presence of women in decision-making positions in the countries of the Caribbean Community1,2 (CARICOM), as well as the link between their presence in politics and institutions and the...
Tuesday, April 05, 2016
Jamaica to introduce legislated gender quotas
Within the national action plan for gender equity and sustainable development in Jamaica, Temporary Special Measures (TSMs) are to be established by the government in order to accelerate equality between men and women. Part of these TSMs, the...
Minister Falcon at CSW 59
Thursday, March 12, 2015
Jamaica Committed to a Transformative Post-2015 Agenda, Minister Falconer Tells U.N.
Delivering the Country Statement to the Assembly on Monday (March 9), Minister Falconer stated Jamaica’s commitment to a “transformative Post 2015 Agenda with the sustainable development goals and equal rights for women and girls at its core. We...
Sunday, March 30, 2014
Progress too slow: PM laments pace at which women advance in politics in Jamaica
Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller says not enough progress has been made to increase the number of women involved in parliamentary decision-making since adult suffrage in 1944, arguing that the pace at which they are being integrated leaves much...
Friday, March 15, 2013
Women Making Great Strides In Politics Since Independence, Jamaica
Sandrea Falconer, the minister with responsibility for gender affairs, in a statement in the Senate on Friday, said that women have broken the glass ceiling in politics but there is need for more to be involved in the process. "We have elected a...
Wednesday, February 20, 2013
Violence against women in politics
Highlighting news, interviews, resources and events on violence against women in politics
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
JAMAICA: Training Program for Women in Politics
THE Jamaica Women's Political Caucus (JWPC), through its Institute for Public Leadership (IPL) programme, has organised a training seminar for active and aspiring women in politics. The programme - funded by the Canadian International...
Wednesday, January 26, 2011
Marlene Malahoo Forte
“My simple approach to anything I do is to do the best I can – to use my office well while I am there and to understand that that office is not a place of personal privilege but a high seat of responsibility.  So every decision I take must be a...
Saturday, April 19, 2008
Democratic Governance and Gender: Possible Linkages
This document analyzes the changes in Latin America and the relationship between democratic governance and the reform of gender inequality practices. It provides two sections that evaluate the concept of governance, and the reflection on the...