"One in every four Jamaican women between the ages of 15 and 64 years, will experience violence by their intimate partner and/or some kind of sexual violence in their lifetime."
- Jamaica Women's Health Survey
"At least 1 in every 3 women in Jamaica has suffered physical violence at some point in her life."
- CARICOM Post-Beijing Regional Plan of Action to the Year 2000
We provide a safe space
Women experiencing domestic violence need to be able to “talk out” in a safe, protected space, without fear of repercussion or stigmatization; and feel confident that they will be understood and supported during recovery. We aim to provide that space to fuel the conversation, while working with existing agencies helping domestic violence victims to ensure that when women speak up, they are guaranteed the resources they need to rebuild their lives.
"The moment you accept responsibility for everything in your life is the moment you gain the power to change anything in your life."
- Hal Ezrod
What is worth knowing?
Act established in 1996 and amended in 2004 to provide remedies for domestic violence, for the protection of the victim through speedy and effective relief and for connected and incidental matters.
If you are being abused, it is possible to seek the protection of the courts in stemming the physical or mental harm you face. Here are some details from the Jamaica Observer.
The World Health Organization (WHO) has published a fact sheet on their website, identifying that this is a major public health problem and a violation of women's human rights.