Country Jamaica
Year 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

Brief Description


The National Policy for Gender Equality (2011-2015) was developed in 2010 by the Bureau of Women's Affairs and the Gender Advisory Committee.

The objectives of the National Policy are as follows:

1. To reduce all forms of gendered discrimination and promote greater gender equality and social justice;
2. To strengthen institutional mechanisms and develop the skills and tools required to mainstream gender in cultural, social, economic, and political institutions, structures, and systems;
3. To promote sustainable behaviour change and improve organizational effectiveness and the capacity of public sector entities to develop, implement and monitor gender responsive plans, projects, programmes, and policies.

The National Policy is dealing extensively with the issues of sexual harassment and domestic violence.

Full Text

National Policy for Gender Equality

Source of Information

Gender Advisory Committee