Women continue to be under-represented on government boards.
According to Gender and Development Specialist, Joan Grant Cummings, women make up only about a-third of government board appointees.
She’s collected data on government boards over the past eight years, and says not much has changed for women’s rights in Jamaica.
According to Mrs. Grant Cummings, out of the 130 boards surveyed, only 23 women were appointed Chairperson.
This despite several qualified women being recommended for the positions.
She was speaking at conference hosted by the 51-percent Coalition and Women in Partnership for Development and Empowerment, in Kingston yesterday.