Prevalence Data on Different Forms of Violence against Women:

Lifetime Physical and/or Sexual Intimate Partner Violence :20 % (1)

Physical and/or Sexual Intimate Partner Violence in the last 12 months : 8 % (2)

Lifetime Non-Partner Sexual Violence : Official National Statistics Not Available

Child Marriage :8 % (3)

Reports submitted by UN Human Rights Bodies:

Concluding observations of the Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW)

Report of the Working Group on the Universal Periodic Review (UPR)

Gender Equality Indexes:

Gender Inequality Index Rank :93 (4)

Global Gender Gap Index Rank :42 (5)

Jamaica Search Data

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National Policy for Gender Equality

Jamaica | 2011 | 2015

Type of Measure : Policies > Inclusion of violence against women in other national plan/strategy

Form of Violence : Domestic violence/Intimate partner violence, Sexual harassment


Section 13 of the Constitution

Jamaica | 2011

Type of Measure : Violence against women > Constitutional provision

Form of Violence : Violence against women and girls


National Development Plan - Gender Sector Plan

Jamaica | 2009 | 2030

Type of Measure : Policies > Inclusion of violence against women in other national plan/strategy

Form of Violence : Domestic violence/Intimate partner violence, Sexual harassment, Sexual violence, Violence against women and girls


Shelters for Victims of Violence

Jamaica | 2008

Type of Measure : Social services > Shelter/Safe accommodation

Form of Violence : Domestic violence/Intimate partner violence


Reproductive Health Survey Jamaica 2008

Jamaica | 2008

Type of Measure : Research and statistical data > Violence against women module in survey

Form of Violence : Violence against women and girls



Accident and Emergency Unit Data regarding Sexual Assault

Jamaica | 2007

Type of Measure : Administrative data > Health

Form of Violence : Sexual violence


Training on Trafficking in Persons

Jamaica | 2006

Type of Measure : Education > Formal education

Form of Violence : Trafficking


Domestic Violence Act (Amendment)

Jamaica | 2004

Type of Measure : Violence against women > Legislation

Form of Violence : Domestic violence/Intimate partner violence


Gender Advisory Committee

Jamaica | 2004

Type of Measure : Institutional mechanisms

Form of Violence : Domestic violence/Intimate partner violence, Sexual harassment, Sexual violence, Violence against women and girls


1 - 10 of 22 Results

(1) Proportion of ever-partnered women aged 15-49 years experiencing intimate partner physical and/or sexual violence at least once in their lifetime. Source: Statistical Institute of Jamaica, USAID, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 2010. Reproductive Health Survey Jamaica 2008: Final Report. Atlanta, GA (USA) and Kingston, Jamaica.


(2) Proportion of ever-partnered women aged 15-49 years experiencing intimate partner physical and/or sexual violence in the last 12 months. Source: Statistical Institute of Jamaica, USAID, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 2010. Reproductive Health Survey Jamaica 2008: Final Report. Atlanta, GA (USA) and Kingston, Jamaica.


(3) Percentage of women aged 20 to 24 years who were first married or in union before age 18. Source: UNICEF global databases 2016, based on DHS, MICS and other nationally representative surveys.


(4) The Gender Inequality Index is a composite measure reflecting inequality between women and men in three different dimensions: reproductive health (maternal mortality ratio and adolescent birth rate), empowerment (share of parliamentary seats held by women and share of population with at least some secondary education), and labour market participation (labour force participation rate). Source: United Nations Development Programme, Human Development Report 2016.


(5) The Global Gender Gap Index benchmarks national gender gaps on economic, political, education and health criteria. Source: World Economic Forum, the Global Gender Gap Report 2016.