Prevalence Data on Different Forms of Violence against Women:

Lifetime Physical and/or Sexual Intimate Partner Violence :27.8

Physical and/or Sexual Intimate Partner Violence in the last 12 months : 7 % (1)

Lifetime Non-Partner Sexual Violence : 23 % (2)

Child Marriage :7.9

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 :88 (3)

Global Gender Gap Index Rank :40 (4)

Jamaica Search Data

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Gender Advisory Council

Jamaica | 2018

Type of Measure : Institutional mechanisms

Form of Violence : Violence against women and girls


Public Forum: “Big Woman and Big Man Chat: Addressing Intimate Partner Violence.”

Jamaica | 2018

Type of Measure : Prevention > Awareness-raising /Campaigns

Form of Violence : Domestic violence/Intimate partner violence


Regional Workshop on Intra-Family and Domestic Violence

Jamaica | 2018

Type of Measure : Regional Initiatives

Form of Violence : Domestic violence/Intimate partner violence


Online Gender-Based Violence Platform

| 2018

Type of Measure : Prevention > Awareness-raising /Campaigns

Form of Violence : Violence against women and girls


National Shelter for Victims of Gender-Based Violence

Jamaica | 2018

Type of Measure : Social services > Shelter/Safe accommodation

Form of Violence : Violence against women and girls


National Strategic Action Plan to Eliminate Gender-Based Violence 2017-2027

Jamaica | 2017 | 2027

Type of Measure : Policies > National action plan specific to violence against women

Form of Violence : Violence against women and girls


Supporting Girls on ICT Day

Jamaica | 2017

Type of Measure : Prevention > Community mobilization

Form of Violence : Violence against women and girls


Jamaica Women's Health Survey 2016: Final Report

Jamaica | 2016

Type of Measure : Research and statistical data > Dedicated violence against women survey

Form of Violence : Violence against women and girls


Bureau of Gender Affairs

Jamaica | 2016

Type of Measure : Institutional mechanisms

Form of Violence : Violence against women and girls


Monetary Allocation for Anti-Trafficking Efforts

Jamaica | 2016 | 2018

Type of Measure : Budgets > Government allocation

Form of Violence : Trafficking


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(1) 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.


(2) 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.


(3) 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 2020.


(4) 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 2021.