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Grange launches National Strategic Action Plan to eliminate gender-based violence

Wednesday, December 06, 2017

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport, Olivia Grange, today launched the National Strategic Action Plan to Eliminate Gender-Based Violence (NSAP-GBV).
 The 10-year plan sets out a programme to be implemented across government, and with specific targets towards eliminating the crime.

Grange said the plan “takes into account the socio-cultural background, specific needs of the victims, survivors and witnesses of violence and the human and financial resources available to ensure sustainability.”

The NSAP-GBV focuses on five strategic priority areas: prevention, protection, intervention, legal procedures and protocols for data-collection.

Grange added that the plan has provisions for intervention through hotlines, establishment of shelters and safe-houses, empowerment and specialised training to the survivors who report acts of gender-based violence committed against them.

 “Support will also be provided to perpetrators to facilitate rehabilitation and for the development of appropriate medical and protocols to deal with victims and survivors of violence,” Grange noted.