Country Jamaica
Year 2008
Type of Measure Social services > Shelter/Safe accommodation
Form of Violence Domestic violence/Intimate partner violence

Brief Description


The Bureau of Women's Affairs collaborated with the Sisters to Sisters Project to raise funds for the building of shelters for victims of violence and their families. In addition, Food for the Poor an NGO recently provided the physical structure and furniture for a two- bedroom unit to serve as an overnight shelter to a family who is a victim of violence or in need of overnight shelter.

Source of Information

Response of the Government of Jamaica to the questionnaire on violence against women