Prevalence Data on Different Forms of Violence against Women:

Lifetime Physical and/or Sexual Intimate Partner Violence :27.8 % (1)

Physical and/or Sexual Intimate Partner Violence in the last 12 months : 7 % (2)

Lifetime Non-Partner Sexual Violence : 23 % (3)

Child Marriage :7.9 % (4)

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 (5)

Global Gender Gap Index Rank :42 (6)

Jamaica Search Data

11 - 20 of 23 Results

Domestic Violence Act (Amendment)

Jamaica | 2004

Type of Measure : Violence against women > Legislation

Form of Violence : Domestic violence/Intimate partner violence


Social Policy Evaluation Project

Jamaica | 2002

Type of Measure : Monitoring and Evaluation > Policies

Form of Violence : Domestic violence/Intimate partner violence


Data by Justice System

Jamaica | 2001

Type of Measure : Administrative data > Justice

Form of Violence : Domestic violence/Intimate partner violence


24 Hour Hotline Operated by Woman Inc

Jamaica | 2000

Type of Measure : Social services > Hotline/Helpline

Form of Violence : Domestic violence/Intimate partner violence


Training for Police by Woman Inc

Jamaica | 2000

Type of Measure : Police > Training

Form of Violence : Domestic violence/Intimate partner violence


Criminal Justice Administration Act

Jamaica | 2000

Type of Measure : Violence against women > Legislation

Form of Violence : Sexual violence


Victim Support Unit

Jamaica | 1998

Type of Measure : Police > Protocols and guidelines

Form of Violence : Violence against women and girls


National Task Force against Trafficking in Person

Jamaica | 1995

Type of Measure : Institutional mechanisms

Form of Violence : Trafficking


Centre for the Investigation of Sexual Offences and Child Abuse

Jamaica | 1989

Type of Measure : Institutional mechanisms

Form of Violence : Sexual violence


Domestic Violence Desk within Police Mediation Unit

Jamaica | 1987

Type of Measure : Police > Protocols and guidelines

Form of Violence : Domestic violence/Intimate partner violence


11 - 20 of 23 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, Inter-American Development Bank and UN Women. 2018. Women's Health and Life Experiences Survey, 2016, 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, Inter-American Development Bank and UN Women. 2018. Women's Health and Life Experiences Survey, 2016, Jamaica.


(3) Proportion of women aged 15–49 years experiencing sexual violence perpetrated by someone other than an intimate partner at least once in their lifetime. Source: Statistical Institute of Jamaica, Inter-American Development Bank and UN Women. 2018. Women's Health and Life Experiences Survey, 2016, Jamaica.


(4) Percentage of women aged 20 to 24 years who were first married or in union before age 18. Source: UNICEF SDG Target 5.3.1 global database 2018, based on Demographic and Health Surveys (DHS), Multiple Indicator Cluster Surveys (MICS) and other nationally representative surveys.


(5) 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.


(6) 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.