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Sept. 13, 2021, 11:20 a.m.
Countries: Algeria, Argentina, Armenia, Australia, Barbados, Belize, Bhutan, Botswana, Burundi, Cameroon, Canada, Central African Rep, Congo, Cote D'Ivoire, Cyprus, Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Fiji, Finland, Gambia, Georgia, Greece, Guyana, India, Ireland, Israel, Jamaica, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Latvia, Liberia, Lithuania, Malawi, Malta, Mongolia, Mozambique, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Norway, Oman, Pakistan, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Qatar, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Somalia, South Africa, Spain, Switzerland, Tajikistan, Trinidad/Tobago, Tunisia, Uganda, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States, Uzbekistan, Venezuela, Zambia
Variables: LRW-SCALE-12

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June 18, 2021, 5:17 p.m.
Countries: Jamaica
Variables: IIP-PRACTICE-2

"'Every time mi a walk, some man always a comment pon mi body. One time one call out, ‘ Big b**y gyal, yuh breast dem stand up doh’, and went on to insinuate how I would look during sex. One guy even touched my breast and continued walking like nothing happened. The struggles,' one woman told THE WEEKEND STAR" (para 2).
June 15, 2021, 10:20 p.m.
Countries: Bahamas, Barbados, Brazil, Canada, Cape Verde, China, Cuba, Guyana, Honduras, Jamaica, Kazakhstan, Laos, Mexico, New Zealand, Paraguay, Peru, Romania, Sri Lanka, Suriname, Trinidad/Tobago, Turkey
Variables: PW-SCALE-1

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June 14, 2021, 1:56 p.m.
Countries: Jamaica
Variables: ATC-DATA-6

"The Committee requests the wide dissemination in Jamaica of the present concluding comments in order to make the people of Jamaica, in particular governmental administrators and politicians, aware of the steps that have been taken to ensure the de jure and de facto equality of women and of the future steps that are required in this regard. It requests the Government to continue to disseminate widely, in particular to women's and human rights organizations, the Convention and its Optional Protocol, the Committee's general recommendations, the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action and the results of the twenty-third special session of the General Assembly, entitled 'Women 2000: gender equality, development and...more
June 14, 2021, 1:54 p.m.
Countries: Jamaica
Variables: ATC-DATA-6

"The Committee commends the Government of Jamaica on its combined second, third and fourth periodic reports which is in accordance with the Committee's guidelines for the preparation of periodic reports. It also commends the Government for the comprehensive written replies to the questions of the Committee's pre-sessional working group and the oral presentation of the delegation, which sought to clarify the current situation of women in Jamaica and provided additional information on the implementation of the Convention" (para 11).
June 14, 2021, 1:53 p.m.
Countries: Jamaica
Variables: ATC-DATA-6

"In introducing the report, the representative of Jamaica informed the Committee of some of the legal, political, social and economic challenges facing her country in the implementation of the Convention. National and global developments were far-ranging, and the situation of women had been influenced in different ways by the many contemporary realities that faced the population as a whole. The representative recognized the importance of national legislation and the protection of women's rights, and noted that, with regard to the implementation of those rights, her country's legal system operated against a background of traditional attitudes to women. To overcome existing stereotypes, redress imbalances and inequalities and ensure harmonization of laws...more
June 7, 2021, 6:13 p.m.
Countries: Jamaica
Variables: ATC-DATA-3

"The Government of Jamaica declares that it does not consider itself bound by the provisions of article 29, paragraph 1, of the Convention" (para 34).
May 24, 2021, 2:10 p.m.
Countries: Jamaica
Variables: CRPLB-PRACTICE-1

"In 2020, 100% of births in Jamaica were attended by skilled health personnele" (p45 ).
May 24, 2021, 2:07 p.m.
Countries: Jamaica
Variables: DACH-PRACTICE-1

"From 2010-2018 the density of nursing and midwifery personnel in Jamaica was 8.1 per 10,000 population" (p 60).
May 24, 2021, 2:06 p.m.
Countries: Jamaica
Variables: CRPLB-PRACTICE-1

"From 2010-2018 the density of nursing and midwifery personnel in Jamaica was 8.1 per 10,000 population" (p 60).
May 24, 2021, 1:55 p.m.
Countries: Jamaica
Variables: MISA-DATA-1

In 2016, the prevalence of anaemia in women of reporducticve age (15-49 years) in Jamaica was 22.5% (p 68).
April 30, 2021, 5:03 p.m.
Countries: Jamaica
Variables: PW-PRACTICE-3

"During a recently aired episode of the popular American television court program – Divorce Court, a 26-year-old man by the name of Korin Taylor made some surprising statements that have seemingly infuriated many Jamaicans. During the episode, Judge Lynn Toler asks Korin: 'Did you really tell her you wanted two girlfriends?' Korin then responds saying: 'She knew where my family come from. My family comes from Jamaica…they have about seven wives….seven wives, seven girlfriends….as long as they take care of each other…it’s ok.' Scores of individuals have since used social media to voice their opinions on Korin’s statements. Suzanne Simpson writes: 'Which Jamaica is he from? Cause that ain’t happening...more
April 30, 2021, 4:48 p.m.
Countries: Jamaica
Variables: PW-PRACTICE-3

"He explained, however, that there are specific circumstances in which a man can have more than one wife in a religious context, without encroaching on Jamaican civil laws against polygamy. 'When an Islamic man marries based on civil law, he would be granted a civil certificate, and he would also be performing the religious ceremony that goes with it as well. So he will also get a certificate that states that he is married in accordance with Islamic laws, as well as in accordance with the law of the land,' Maknoon explained. 'If he decides to marry a second wife, he would only be able to marry her in accordance...more
April 30, 2021, 4:46 p.m.
Countries: Jamaica
Variables: PW-DATA-1

"In the meantime, acting president of the Islamic Council of Jamaica, Mekaeel Maknoon, explained that there are at least three Islamic males living on the island with more than one wife. Those persons, he said, were married overseas and came to the island as wedded couples" (para 10).
April 19, 2021, 4:21 p.m.
Countries: Argentina, Bahamas, Barbados, Belarus, Belize, Brazil, Cape Verde, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Fiji, Germany, Guyana, Honduras, Hungary, Jamaica, Japan, Kosovo, Latvia, Lithuania, Maldives, Mauritius, Moldova, Montenegro, New Zealand, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Poland, Romania, Serbia, Singapore, South Africa, South Korea, Suriname, Taiwan, Thailand, Tunisia, Ukraine, United States, Venezuela, Vietnam
Variables: MULTIVAR-SCALE-2

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April 19, 2021, 3:55 p.m.
Countries: Algeria, Armenia, Bahamas, Botswana, Brunei, Cape Verde, Chile, Fiji, Jamaica, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Macedonia, Montenegro, Namibia, Oman, Rwanda, South Africa, Swaziland, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, Uzbekistan
Variables: AOM-SCALE-3

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April 19, 2021, 3:54 p.m.
Countries: Argentina, Armenia, Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Barbados, Belgium, Belize, Benin, Bhutan, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Botswana, Bulgaria, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cambodia, Cameroon, Canada, Cape Verde, Chad, Chile, China, Comoros, Congo, Costa Rica, Cote D'Ivoire, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, D R Congo, Denmark, Dominican Republic, East Timor, Ecuador, Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Estonia, Fiji, Finland, France, Gambia, Georgia, Germany, Ghana, Greece, Guatemala, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Guyana, Honduras, Hungary, Iceland, India, Indonesia, Iraq, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kosovo, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Liberia, Libya, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Madagascar, Malawi, Malaysia, Maldives, Mali, Malta, Mauritania, Mauritius, Moldova, Mongolia, Montenegro, Morocco, Mozambique, Namibia, Nepal, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nicaragua, North Korea, Norway, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Romania, Rwanda, Serbia, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Korea, Spain, Suriname, Swaziland, Sweden, Switzerland, Syria, Taiwan, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Thailand, Togo, Trinidad/Tobago, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, Uruguay, Uzbekistan, Vanuatu, Venezuela, Vietnam
Variables: AOM-SCALE-2

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April 7, 2021, 10:31 p.m.
Countries: Jamaica
Variables: CRPLB-PRACTICE-1

"In 2020, 100% of births in Jamaica were attended by skilled health personnele" (p45 ).
April 7, 2021, 10:16 p.m.
Countries: Jamaica
Variables: DACH-DATA-1

"In 2016, the life expectancy at birth in Jamaica was 73.6 years for males and 78.5 years for females" (p 44).
April 2, 2021, 9:47 a.m.
Countries: Jamaica
Variables: IM-DATA-1

"In 2018, the under-five mortality rate in Jamaica was 14 per 1000 live births" (p 45).
March 31, 2021, 3:37 p.m.
Countries: Jamaica
Variables: MMR-SCALE-1

"In 2017, the maternal mortality ratio for women in Jamaica was 80 per 100,000 live births" (p 45).
March 31, 2021, 3:22 p.m.
Countries: Jamaica
Variables: MMR-DATA-1

"In 2017, the maternal mortality ratio for women in Jamaica was 80 per 100,000 live births" (p 45).
March 30, 2021, 7:36 p.m.
Countries: Jamaica
Variables: DV-DATA-1

"From 2010-2017 in Jamaica the proportion of ever-partnered women and girls aged 15-49 years subjected to physical and/or sexual violence by a current or former intimate partner in the previous 12 months was 9%" (p 68).
March 19, 2021, 3:56 p.m.
Countries: Jamaica
Variables: BR-DATA-1

"The adolescent birth rate from 2010-2018 in Jamaica is 51.7 per 1000 women aged 15-19 years" (p 52).
March 8, 2021, 9:44 a.m.
Countries: Albania, Algeria, Angola, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bahamas, Barbados, Belarus, Belize, Benin, Bhutan, Bolivia, Botswana, Brazil, Burkina Faso, Cambodia, China, Comoros, Cuba, Dominican Republic, East Timor, Ecuador, Equatorial Guinea, Ethiopia, Fiji, Georgia, Ghana, Indonesia, Israel, Jamaica, Kazakhstan, Kosovo, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Lebanon, Libya, Lithuania, Madagascar, Malaysia, Mongolia, Mozambique, Namibia, Nepal, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Philippines, Rwanda, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Suriname, Trinidad/Tobago, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Uganda, United States, Uruguay, Uzbekistan, Vanuatu, Venezuela, Vietnam, Zambia
Variables: MULTIVAR-SCALE-1

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Jan. 18, 2021, 3:46 p.m.
Countries: Afghanistan, Algeria, Angola, Bahamas, Bangladesh, Benin, Bhutan, Bolivia, Botswana, Brazil, Brunei, Burkina Faso, Burma/Myanmar, Cameroon, Central African Rep, Chad, Chile, Colombia, Comoros, Costa Rica, Cote D'Ivoire, D R Congo, Djibouti, East Timor, Ecuador, Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Gambia, Ghana, Guatemala, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Haiti, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Jamaica, Jordan, Kenya, Kuwait, Lebanon, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Malawi, Malaysia, Mali, Mauritius, Mexico, Morocco, Namibia, New Zealand, Niger, Nigeria, Oman, Pakistan, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Peru, Poland, Qatar, Rwanda, Saudi Arabia, Solomon Islands, Somalia, South Sudan, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Swaziland, Syria, Tanzania, Thailand, Togo, Trinidad/Tobago, Uganda, United Arab Emirates, Vanuatu, Venezuela, Yemen, Zimbabwe
Variables: ABO-SCALE-1

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Jan. 14, 2021, 7:14 p.m.
Countries: Jamaica
Variables: EWCMS-DATA-4

In Jamaica in 2010, women comprised 24.5% of the police force.
Jan. 2, 2021, 12:15 p.m.
Countries: Jamaica
Variables: EWCMS-LAW-2

Jamaica does not have conscription.
Dec. 30, 2020, 12:09 p.m.
Countries: Jamaica
Variables: EWCMS-LAW-1

“Opportunities for women in the [Jamaica Defence Force] are no different from those of men.”
Dec. 30, 2020, 12:06 p.m.
Countries: Jamaica
Variables: EWCMS-LAW-1

“Women were recruited into the [Jamaica Defence Forces] for the first time in 1976 when the JDF Women’s Unit was formed as a sub-unit of the Support and Services Battalion.”