Hijacking the SOA Review

When the GoJ publicly invited submissions on the review of the Sexual Offences Act (SOA) 2009 it was very clear in its intent. The primary aim of the review was to secure greater protection (and security) for women and children who have been vulnerabilised by the law with regard to power over (or lack thereof) … Continue reading Hijacking the SOA Review

The Perfume of Compassion Amidst the Stench of Homophobia

 Saturday, June 14, 2014 was like a Friday the 13th for me. So many things happened that day – a day that seemed packed with a few more hours than the 24 to which I have grown accustomed. But it wasn’t all bad. Some of it was quite productive and inspiring. For those of us … Continue reading The Perfume of Compassion Amidst the Stench of Homophobia

J-FLAG Partners with JYAN to Launch Secondary School Essay Writing Competition

Background There is a dearth of discourse and opportunities for students to learn about human rights issues in Jamaica. This is particularly true of those sociocultural, political and legal issues that affect the rights of vulnerable and marginalised populations such as people living with HIV (PLHIV), women and girls, people living with different abilities, lesbian, … Continue reading J-FLAG Partners with JYAN to Launch Secondary School Essay Writing Competition

J-FLAG Press Release – The Great Leadership Debate

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 24, 2014  J-FLAG Partners with UWI LEADS to host The Great Leadership Debate J-FLAG is partnering with UWI LEADS, a leadership development programme, to host a debate among student leaders from three of Jamaica’s most prestigious tertiary institutions on the role of leadership in responding to the rights of vulnerable populations. … Continue reading J-FLAG Press Release – The Great Leadership Debate