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Latest items for Jamaica

Sept. 19, 2018, 5:27 p.m.
Countries: Jamaica
Variables: DACH-PRACTICE-2

According to the 2016 WHO statistical report, the proportion of married or in-union women of reproductive age who have their need for family planning satisified is 83.0 (latest available data for 2005-2009).
Sept. 19, 2018, 7:35 a.m.
Countries: Jamaica
Variables: SUICIDE-DATA-1

According to the 2016 WHO statistical report, the suicide mortality rate is 1.2 (per 100,000).
Sept. 18, 2018, 3:21 p.m.
Countries: Jamaica
Variables: SUICIDE-DATA-1

According to the 2017 WHO statistical report, the suicide mortality rate is 1.4 (per 100,000).
Sept. 18, 2018, 3:20 p.m.
Countries: Jamaica
Variables: BR-DATA-1

According to the WHO 2017 statistical report, the adoescent birth rate (per 1000 women aged 15-19 years) was 45.7 based on data from 2005-2014.
Sept. 4, 2018, 10:18 a.m.
Countries: Jamaica
Variables: DV-DATA-1

"Violence against women continued to be a severe problem...Studies reported that domestic violence was widespread" (12).
Sept. 4, 2018, 10:18 a.m.
Countries: Jamaica
Variables: MMR-DATA-1

"Nevertheless, in 2010 (most recent available data) UNFPA reported a maternal mortality rate of 110 deaths per 100,000 live births" (13).
Sept. 4, 2018, 10:18 a.m.
Countries: Jamaica
Variables: NGOFW-DATA-1

"There was an active community of women’s rights groups, which focused on the protection of victims of sexual abuse, participation of women in the political process, and legislative reforms affecting women" (13).
Sept. 4, 2018, 10:18 a.m.
Countries: Jamaica
Variables: UVAW-PRACTICE-1

"Other human rights issues included...violence against and sexual abuse of children; and violence and discrimination against women…" (1).
Sept. 4, 2018, 10:18 a.m.
Countries: Jamaica
Variables: CLCW-LAW-1

"Persons outside the country born to or adopted by one or more Jamaican parents, as well as those married to Jamaican spouses, can claim citizenship" (13).
Sept. 4, 2018, 10:18 a.m.
Countries: Jamaica
Variables: LRW-PRACTICE-1

"NGOs reported that gang leaders, sometimes including fathers, initiated sex with young girls as a 'right,' and missing children often were fleeing violent situations and sexual abuse" (13).
Sept. 4, 2018, 10:18 a.m.
Countries: Jamaica
Variables: DV-PRACTICE-1

"The nongovernmental organization (NGO) Woman Inc. reported that women frequently complained that police failed to treat domestic violence as a crime and take the necessary reports...NGOs reported the criminal justice system failed to hold perpetrators of violence against women and children accountable with the necessary urgency and seriousness" (12).
Sept. 4, 2018, 10:18 a.m.
Countries: Jamaica
Variables: LRW-LAW-2

"Rape is illegal and carries a maximum penalty of 25 years’ imprisonment" (11). "The law criminalizes sexual relations by an adult with a child--male or female--under the age of 16 and provides for penalties ranging from 15 years to life imprisonment" (11). "Sexual relations by an adult with a child under the age of 16 is punishable by up to life imprisonment. The law provides for a Sex Offenders Registry, which the Department of Corrections administers" (14).
Sept. 4, 2018, 10:18 a.m.
Countries: Jamaica
Variables: LRCM-LAW-2

"The law criminalizes spousal rape only under the following conditions: when spouses have separated or begun proceedings to dissolve the marriage; when the husband is under a court order not to molest or cohabit with his wife; or when the husband knows he suffers from a sexually transmitted infection" (11).
Sept. 4, 2018, 10:18 a.m.
Countries: Jamaica
Variables: CONST-LAW-1

"The constitution prohibits discrimination based on race, gender, place of origin, political opinion, color, or creed" (11).
Sept. 4, 2018, 10:18 a.m.
Countries: Jamaica
Variables: SEGI-PRACTICE-1

"The BWA worked with UNESCO on a project entitled “Addressing the Gap of Gender-based Violence between the State and Vulnerable Women and Girls” to strengthen awareness of gender-based violence, sexual harassment, and the need to combat trafficking in persons. The BWA also continued to provide sensitization and training to public-sector workers to ensure that gender considerations were integrated into all plans, policies, programs, projects, and operations" (12).
Sept. 4, 2018, 10:18 a.m.
Countries: Jamaica
Variables: CLCC-LAW-1

"Every person born in the country after August 5, 1962, is entitled to citizenship. Persons outside the country born to or adopted by one or more Jamaican parents, as well as those married to Jamaican spouses, can claim citizenship" (13).
Sept. 4, 2018, 10:18 a.m.
Countries: Jamaica
Variables: LRW-DATA-1

"The JCF reported 460 rapes through October 24, a 20 percent decrease from the same period in 2014...The government’s 2014 Economic and Social Survey of Jamaica indicated sexual assault was the cause of more than a thousand emergency room visits (one-eighth of the total)." (11).
Sept. 4, 2018, 10:18 a.m.
Countries: Jamaica
Variables: IRP-DATA-2

"In 2010 the ILO estimated that more than 26,000 children worked as vendors, agricultural and commercial laborers, domestic helpers, and prostitutes, among other forms of employment" (20).
Sept. 4, 2018, 10:18 a.m.
Countries: Jamaica
Variables: CRPLB-PRACTICE-1

"Access to information on modern contraception and skilled health attendance during pregnancy and at delivery was widely available....According to the UN Children’s Fund, 91 percent of pregnant women received quality prenatal care at least once during pregnancy, and skilled personnel delivered 97 percent of births" (12-13).
Sept. 4, 2018, 10:18 a.m.
Countries: Jamaica
Variables: LDS-PRACTICE-1

"Reports indicated that persons recruited girls in rural areas for domestic labor and then forced them into domestic servitude" (20).
Sept. 4, 2018, 10:18 a.m.
Countries: Jamaica
Variables: DTCP-PRACTICE-1

"Female prisoners generally were provided better conditions than male inmates" (3).
Sept. 4, 2018, 10:18 a.m.
Countries: Jamaica
Variables: LRW-PRACTICE-2

"The Bureau of Women’s Affairs (BWA) in the Office of the Prime Minister believed the true incidence was significantly higher than these statistics indicated, given the problem of underreporting due to fear of stigma, retribution, or further violence" (11). "The JCF Center for Investigation of Sexual Offenses and Child Abuse (CISOCA) comprised a multidisciplinary team, which included police officers, social workers, and counselors from the Victim Support Unit, that handled sex crimes and offered integrated services, including providing legal information. CISOCA officers received tailored training on sexual offense investigations" (11).
Sept. 4, 2018, 10:18 a.m.
Countries: Jamaica
Variables: PRN-LAW-1

"The law criminalizes the commercial sexual exploitation of children and applies to the protection, possession, importation, exportation, and distribution of child pornography. It carries a maximum penalty of 20 years’ imprisonment and a fine of $500,000 JMD ($4,200)" (14).
Sept. 4, 2018, 10:18 a.m.
Countries: Jamaica
Variables: AOM-LAW-1

"The legal minimum age for marriage is 18, but children may marry at 16 with parental consent" (14).
Sept. 4, 2018, 10:18 a.m.
Countries: Jamaica
Variables: ERBG-DATA-1

"Although the law provides for the same legal status and rights for women as for men, including equal pay for equal work, women suffered from discrimination in the workplace and often earned less than men (see section 7.d.)" (13).
Sept. 4, 2018, 10:18 a.m.
Countries: Jamaica
Variables: LDS-DATA-1

"Reports indicated that persons recruited girls in rural areas for domestic labor and then forced them into domestic servitude. In 2010 the ILO estimated that more than 26,000 children worked as vendors, agricultural and commercial laborers, domestic helpers, and prostitutes, among other forms of employment" (20).
Sept. 4, 2018, 10:18 a.m.
Countries: Jamaica
Variables: ERBG-LAW-2

"No legislation addresses sexual harassment and no legal remedy exists for victims of sexual harassment, although the prime minister presented a sexual harassment bill in the House of Representatives in December" (12). "Laws and regulations prohibit discrimination on the grounds of race, sex, gender, place of origin, social status, color, disability, religion, or political opinions" (20).
Sept. 4, 2018, 10:18 a.m.
Countries: Jamaica
Variables: ERBG-PRACTICE-1

"Women sought jobs and served in almost every occupation in both the public and private sectors...The government repealed legislation that had restricted night work for women" (13).
Sept. 4, 2018, 10:18 a.m.
Countries: Jamaica
Variables: LRW-LAW-1

"Rape is illegal and carries a maximum penalty of 25 years’ imprisonment" (11). "The law criminalizes sexual relations by an adult with a child--male or female--under the age of 16 and provides for penalties ranging from 15 years to life imprisonment" (11). "The law prohibits sexual intercourse with a person less than 16 years old, the minimum age for consensual sex" (14).
Sept. 4, 2018, 10:18 a.m.
Countries: Jamaica
Variables: DV-LAW-2

"Breaching a restraining order is punishable by a fine of up to $10,000 JMD ($84) and six months’ imprisonment" (12).