"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
Ready to speak out? Here are resources to help you get the help you need for yourself and your children.
We need help providing the resources women need to leave abusive homes. Here's how you can contribute.
Know the Signs
Is someone you know being abused? Some signs of domestic violence and abuse are more obvious than others.Here's what to look for.
Learn the signs
"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?
Domestic Violence Act Jamaica
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.
How to Get a Protection Order
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.
Violence Against Women Fact Sheet
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.
Women’s Health Survey 2016
Jamaica Women’s Health Survey 2016 is the first report to provide a comprehensive examination of the nature and prevalence of violence against women and girls in Jamaica.