Crisis communication is not intended to answer all questions or fill all needs it is just a basic outline of options you might consider if and when you are in the midst of a crisis and need help. Crisis is any situation that threatens the integrity or reputation of your company or NGO, usually brought… Read More Gay & Bisexual Intimate Partner Violence, Homophobic Incidents & Crisis Communication
According to the voice in the UK a Jamaican woman is to face deportation but she is a member of the same gender loving community women seem to have had issues in gaining asylum overall although we cannot judge so easily as each case has to be taken on its own merit but seeing that… Read More Brother pleads with UK Government to halt lesbian sister’s deportation …………..
Reports have indicated that 668 women were raped and 531 suffered from carnal abuse in Jamaica in 2010. Minister of Youth, Sports and Culture Olivia ‘Babsy’ Grange, revealed the figures while addressing parliamentarians from across the Caribbean, academics, and United Nations representatives at the Caribbean Regional Consultation of Parliamentarians on gender-based violence prevention on Wednesday at… Read More 668 women raped 531 suffered from carnal abuse in Jamaica in 2010.
Corbin Gordon Successive governments have failed to promote the human rights of our people, including the poor and most vulnerable and marginalised groups in society. Unfortunately, legislative reform has not been short on guaranteeing that, as a secular society (not a theocracy), our laws are designed to “engender a sense of belonging in our citizens… Read More Governments Have Failed To Mitigate Risks Of Homophobia says JFLAG
From the desk of Dane Lewis JFLAG’s Executive Director (November 25, 2010) J-FLAG was invited to a meeting with the General Manager, Hotel Manager and the Director of Sales and Marketing of The Jamaica Pegasus. This meeting was called in response to the issue of J-FLAG being denied the rental of meeting space on November… Read More J-Flag Gets meeting with the Pegasus ………… priorities please!!!
Dear Editor, “Corrective rape” is the barbaric practice where men rape lesbian women to “make them straight”. This heinous practice is alive and well in Jamaica but goes largely unreported. Nevertheless, last year there were six reported cases, and this month two lesbians were raped within days of each other. The first young lady was… Read More Protect lesbian and gay population (Observer Letter)
Lesbian rights in Jamaica several years ago was hardly discussed or just casually glanced at as most targets of homophobic violence and stigma were directed at gay males. With the increase in the temperature of the venom towards the homosexual lifestyles and the more outward displays by lesbians in general since females can and are… Read More Lesbians becoming increasingly nervous
Lesbians in Jamaica have an easier existence than gay men, obvious to everyone these days as most of the venom towards gay life is directed at gay men. Our sisters enjoy much more overt freedoms than we do and across the landscape of the exotic nightclub arenas and massage parlors (also known as sex shops)… Read More Lesbian overview in Jamaica
Yet again another lesbian has suffered at the hands of men who think they can rape away lesbianism out of a woman. The sick act took place in a rural community in upper St. Andrew hills. The woman who is a visiting Jamaican student from a University on study leave resided in her family home… Read More "Corrective Rape" in Jamaica? ….. Yes
An alleged rape of a lesbian couple in Kingston has been brought to our attention, according to our sources and ongoing investigations since, anecdotal evidence has unearthed that sometime in May the couple who reside in a middle class neighbourhood near to the Kingston business district were attacked by a group of men who hang… Read More Lesbians Raped! ….now confirmed