Gender Minister Olivia Grange says a special Tribunal will be established to adjudicate on cases of sexual harassment, once the Sexual Harassment legislation is passed.
She says that Tribunal is to fall under the Bureau of Gender Affairs.
Minister Grange on Tuesday warned men and women that they’ll need to think twice about what they say and do to each other when Parliament passes the long awaited Sexual Harassment legislation.
The Bill is being reviewed by a Parliamentary Joint Select Committee.
A report on the Bill from that committee is to be debated in Parliament starting next week.
Minister Grange says it will take a cultural change to adapt to the legislation.
She also explained how the Amendments to the Domestic Violence Act will cover emotional, psychological and financial abuse.
Olivia Babsy Grange, Gender Minister, speaking last evening on Nationwide @5.
In the Meantime, Minister Grange says the government has constructed a five-bedroom house for a St Elizabeth-based family who came to national prominence after at least two of the daughters were sexually assaulted by Moravian Pastor, Rupert Clarke.
Minister Grange says the government had provided temporary housing as it worked to secure a permanent residence for the family.
She says Prime Minister Andrew Holness is to present the family with the keys to the house in a few weeks.
Olivia Babsy Grange, Gender Minister.
A Nationwide News Exclusive feature highlighted the poor living conditions of the family.
Clarke is currently serving an eight year prison sentence after being convicted for having sexual intercourse with a person under the age of 16-years-old.
He had pleaded guilty to the crime.
Clarke was a pastor of the Nazareth Moravian Church in Manchester up until his arrest in 2016.
He was arrested after being found on a secluded road in St. Elizabeth in what the Police described as a ‘compromising position’ with one of the younger sisters.