Country Jamaica
Year 2018
Type of Measure Regional Initiatives
Form of Violence Domestic violence/Intimate partner violence

Brief Description

The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Secretariat with Member States convened the Regional Workshop on Intra-Family and Domestic Violence on June 20-22, 2018. The Workshop targeted statisticians and gender experts from all CARICOM Member States, as well as policy makers, law enforcement officers and shelter managers who work with victims/perpetrators of domestic/family violence. The Regional Workshop came under a CARIFORUM Project, Support for Crime and Violence Prevention and Social Development Programme. The Regional Workshop also ties into the ender Work Programme of CARICOM particularly as it relates to the elimination of gender-based violence and the targets of Sustainable Development Goal 5 which speaks to Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment.

The main objectives of the Regional Workshop were to:
- To strengthen capacity in order to enable the collection of administrative data on gender-based violence (GBV). This included both intra-family and domestic violence.
- To adequately identify issues and concerns around GBV to inform data collection and disaggregation.
- To develop a harmonised approach to GBV data gathering and disaggregation.
- To foster a culture of cooperation among statisticians and technical experts working to decide the issues and how best to decipher the indicators, as well as to introduce participants to data gathering software.
- The workshop also seeks to advance initiatives that are already in progress in the areas of Gender, Crime and Violence relative to the CARICOM Core list of global Indicators from the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, as approved by the Thirty-Fourth Meeting of the Council for Human and Social Development (COHSOD) in May 2018. 

Source of Information

Jamaica's submission for National Review for Implementation of the Beijing Platform for Action, Beijing+25, 2019, p.167-168

For more information: Regional Workshop on Intra-Family and Domestic Violence (CARICOM)