rape

  • Time to stop shameful victim blaming in cases of rape and sexual abuse

    In September last year, the rape and murder of a 14-year-old girl in Kingston sparked heated discussion in Jamaica and the diaspora, which has only increased as the carnage meted out against women increases in what can only be called our epidemic of sexual violence. The actions against the...
  • “Every Where Wi Tun Macca Jook Wi”

     The Year 2020 will mark 25 years since the United Nations’ 4th World Conference on Women in Beijing, China. The Platform for Action detailing Twelve (12) Critical Areas of Concern was adopted.  The PFA is still hailed by many as the most comprehensive commitments made by States towards the...
  • A Woman’s Right to Choose

    As at present day; 2018, abortion is still illegal in Jamaica, the Act governing this is the Offences Against the Person Act of 1864; an act based the English Act of 1861; wherein, a woman’s decision to terminate her pregnancy was punishable by a life sentence; with or without...
  • A life beyond Thunderdome

    “Out of the ruins; out from the wreckage; can’t make the same mistakes this time; We are the children, the last generation; we are the ones they left behind; And I wonder when we are ever gonna change; Living under the fear, till nothing else remains; We don’t need...
  • I have the audacity and right to hope that I will not be raped!

     Such might be the musings of an average girl child or an adolescent female in Jamaica who is now aware of the epidemic of sexual assaults, including rape, which girl children and adolescent females have experienced in recent times. She might continue: I have the audacity and the right...