Grange Calls On J’cans To Help End Gender-based Violence

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Gender Minister, Olivia ‘Babsy’ Grange, is calling on all Jamaicans to get involved in the push to end gender-based violence.

Minister Grange made the plea as she condemned the most recent acts of domestic violence in which Suzanne Easy of Portmore, St Catherine, and Nevia Sinclair of Nain in St. Elizabeth, were reportedly killed by their partners.

Minister Grange says the government is outraged by such acts which she says continue to bedevil the Jamaican society.

She says every Jamaican can play a role in ending this intimate partner violence by getting involved when we know about such abusive relationships in our communities.

Minister Grange is also pleading with members of the public to desist from labelling gender-based violence as man and woman affair.

She says it is a horrific crime that all Jamaicans must play a role in bringing to an end.

Ms Grange is also extending condolences to the families of the women who have murdered.



Stevian Simmonds is an investigative journalist with almost 3 years of experience in radio broadcasting, production and reporting. She graduated from Caribbean School of Media and Communication in 2014 and joined Nationwide News in 2016. In 2018, she produced a special report examining the working conditions of the Bussiness Process Outsourcing Industry. She worked undercover as a call center agent for a month, revealing the lack of data protection and general security infrastructure in the industry. Her report also highlighted the poor working conditions and remuneration faced by workers in the industry. In 2018, Stevian traveled to New Delhi India where she participated in the Inaugural WHO Partners Forum benefiting from critical training related to reporting on women’s and children’s health issues.


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