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Enact legislation against sexual harassment

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Source: Jamaica Labour Party Manifesto pg.43 February 18, 2016

Monday March 2, 2020 | Jamaica Information Service

Minister Wants Sexual Harassment Bill Passed By Second Half Of Year

Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport, Hon. Olivia Grange, says the Government is working to have the Sexual Harassment Bill passed into law by the second half of the calendar year.

The Bill, which outlines the types of conduct that constitute sexual harassment and prohibits certain related conduct, was tabled by Miss Grange in the House of Representatives in July last year.

Since then, a Joint Select Committee of Parliament, which was appointed to consider and report on the Bill, has been hearing inputs from organisations and individuals about how to make the law better and more meaningful.

Friday February 16, 2018 | Jamaica Information Service

Sexual Harassment Bill to Be Tabled this Year

Governor-General, His Excellency the Most Hon. Sir Patrick Allen, says the Sexual Harassment Bill is to be tabled this year

Prime Minister Andrew Holness's promised job letters to Cabinet ministers did not materialise despite a pre-election promise to do so, but, speaking at his quarterly media briefing at Jamaica House yesterday, Holness said that ways have been found to hold ministers accountable.

The Governor-General further noted that the proposed Gender Advisory Council is also to be established and operationalised to provide direct oversight for implementation of the National Strategic Action Plan for Gender-based Violence.