A new women’s movement has been formed in an effort to combat the continuous incidents of gender-based violence in Jamaica called the ‘No Nine-Day Wonder.’
In a statement, the group states that the movement was formed to hold government and authorities accountable for acting effectively on violence against women long after the publicity lessens.
Gender Activist and President of the Women’s Entrepreneurs Network of the Caribbean, WENC, Ethnie Miller-Simpson, says the movement aims to put solutions forward in order to raise the survival rate of Jamaican women.
Miller-Simpson says the first set of change the movement is trying to achieve is for a reform to the legislation concerning gender-based violence.
The gender activist says the next step for the women’s movement is engaging with female Parliamentarians on the role they play in protecting the society’s women.
Ethnie Miller Simpson, Gender Activist and WENC President.