Jamaica First National Survey on Gender-Based Violence Launched
More than 1 in every 4 women in Jamaica has experienced intimate partner physical and sexual violence in their lifetime. The first comprehensive Jamaica national survey on gender-based violence revealed a prevalence of 27.8 per cent women affected. Additionally, 1 of every 4 women (25.2 per cent) has experienced physical violence alone at the hands of a male partner.
Global estimates show that 1 in 3 women worldwide experiences either physical and/or sexual violence, mostly by an intimate partner at some point in their lives.
The Jamaica Women’s Health Survey (JWHS) was conducted using the CARICOM model which is a region-specific adaptation of the original WHO (World Health Organization) global model for assessing the prevalence of GBV. Read more >>>