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InfographicJuly 26, 2023

Brief Country Profile: Gender-based Violence in Jamaica

Gender-based violence remains pervasive in Jamaica, with four in ten women experiencing some form of intimate partner violence. Despite progress towards gender equality, women still face challenges in the workforce and are underrepresented in leadership positions. It is driven by complex political, economic, and social factors, including beliefs about the roles of men and women. The phenomenon threatens women's safety and productivity, and there is some evidence suggesting that it has increased during the pandemic. Gaps remain in critical areas, and traditional approaches to addressing it treat the issue in isolation. A comprehensive and intersectional approach is needed.

GBV in Jamaica

Infographic on the state of Gender-based violence in Jamaica.