Action Taken To Eliminate Gender-Based Violence
A 10-year National Strategic Action Plan to Eliminate GBV in Jamaica (2017-2027) was launched in 2018 by the Ministry of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport to prevent violence, protect and deliver adequate services to victims and deal appropriately with perpetrators.
Additionally, a public education campaign, titled, ‘No Excuse for Abuse’ was developed to take anti-violence messages to communities across the country.
Grange launches National Strategic Action Plan to eliminate gender-based violence
Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport, Olivia Grange, today launched the National Strategic Action Plan to Eliminate Gender-Based Violence (NSAP-GBV).
The 10-year plan sets out a programme to be implemented across government, and with specific targets towards eliminating the crime.
Grange said the plan “takes into account the socio-cultural background, specific needs of the victims, survivors and witnesses of violence and the human and financial resources available to ensure sustainability.”
The NSAP-GBV focuses on five strategic priority areas: prevention, protection, intervention, legal procedures and protocols for data-collection.