Country Jamaica
Year 2018
Type of Measure Institutional mechanisms
Form of Violence Violence against women and girls

Brief Description

The Cabinet approved the establishment of the Gender Advisory Council (GAC) on January 8, 2018. The members of the Council will serve for a period of three years with effect from January 8, 2018 to January 7, 2021. The GAC will provide oversight for the implementation of the National Strategic Action Plan for Gender Based Violence (NSAPGBV) 2017-2027 and the National Policy for Gender Equality (NPGE). The first Meeting of the Council was held in July 2018 and a report completed and circulated to members. A further submission was made to include other stakeholders to serve at the level of subcommittees to support the implementation of the NSAP-GBV. A Gender Mainstreaming Manual for the public sector has since been implemented as a sector strategy.

Source of Information

Jamaica's submission for National Review for Implementation of the Beijing Platform for Action, Beijing+25, 2019, p.55