Pers.Jurid: 199/1970


 Jamaican New National Policy to Favor Women

Tomas Armenteros Crespo

Kingston, Mar 8 (Prensa Latina) The government of Jamaica will implement a national genre and regulations politics against the sexual harassment as part of a plan to reinforce the protection of women.

  Both initiatives were presented by Jamaican Prime Minister Bruce Golding, during a message spread Tuesday in commemoration of the Women's International Day.

"Despite the progress, many of our wives still feel afflicted by daily challenges in his homes, communities and working centers, which we must minimize or eliminate ", said Golding.

Golding took the chance to call the men of this Caribbean island to accept their responsibilities and treat the Jamaican women with the respect they deserve.

"They are our wives, our daughters, our mothers ... they are our sisters, friends, we must hoard them ", he said.

"While we celebrate a complete century of the International Women's Day , let's proudly show the achievements and the contributions of the female sector, not only in the national territory, but at regional and international level ", he said.

In his speech, the leader remembered that Jamaica committed itself with the care of this social sector with the signature of the Convention on the Elimination of Any Form of Discrimination against Women, in 1981.

Also he quoted that the country also is a signatory of the Inter-American Convention on Prevention, Punishment and Eradication of Violence against Women, signed in 2005.

The boss of government congratulated the Department of Youth, Sport and Culture, in charge of matters of genre, on the work made in this aspect.

The new regulations approved by the Parliament will join to laws in force that penalize incest, violations and other sexual affronts.


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