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Spotlight Initiative boosts national capacity to track violence-related injuries

Government’s capacity to track injuries arising from incidences of violence against women and girls has been bolstered with the provision of equipment, technical support and training  


Youth Summit on Crime and Violence planned for World Peace Day 2021

A virtual Youth Summit on Crime and Violence is scheduled for World Peace Day September 21 to 22, with a spotlight on youth-led crime prevention efforts targeting citizen safety and security. The…  


Joint Youth Group Announcement – Youth Summit on Crime and Violence

This International Youth Day, we young people from 11 youth groups feel it our duty and responsibility to join the conversation and to take action towards the eradication of crime and violence.  


Renewable energy and energy efficiency systems at 6 public hospitals expected to reduce public health energy bill 22%

Jamaica’s public health energy consumption bill is expected to decline 22% annually  


GPS Units to support integration of GBV prevention strategies in community plans

Ten GPS Units have been handed over to government of Jamaica under the Spotlight Initiative to facilitate integration of GBV prevention strategies into community plans  


Youth Groups awarded JMD 15.2 Million to spearhead safety and security projects in crime hotspots

Ten youth groups have been selected to receive grants of USD$10 000 each to implement their own citizen safety and security projects in crime and violence hotspots across Jamaica  


Sangster International Airport, UNDP, ACI-LAC and DHL Collaborate on Disaster Preparedness Training in Jamaica

Sangster International Airport gets ready for disaster through the 'Get Airports Ready for Disaster' workshop  


JMD 11.6 million investment in Technology Centres & Tablets bolsters access to virtual learning

More than 200 students in five West Kingston communities are receiving improved access to virtual learning spaces and equipment  


UN, EU & Government advance joint plans to address violence against women and girls

A Statement issued jointly by UN, EU and Governmentof Jamaica on the rising incidences of Gender Based Violence in Jamaica.  


Water Security bolstering human resilience in drought-hit Clarendon

A human security project designed to bolster human resilience is scoring early wins in its water security and climate-smart agriculture componenets  

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