Author: USAID
Year: 2005
Agency: USAID
Full Citation: USAID. (2005). The Safe Schools Program Jamaica Assessment Report. Washington, DC: USAID
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Overview: This report provides an assessment of school-related gender-based violence (SRGBV) in Jamaica, conducted by the Washington, D.C.-based Safe Schools Program (SSP). The purpose of the Safe Schools Program is to create gender safe environments for all girls and boys that promote gender-equitable relationships and reduce SRGBV, resulting in improved educational outcomes and reduced negative health outcomes.  The overall objectives were to:
  • Assess existing programs for their capacity to address SRGBV;
  • Understand the nature of SRGBV in Jamaica; and
  • Identify individuals and organizations from the key informant interviews to serve as local partners.
The report identifies:
  • Types of gender-based violence;
  • Issues and gaps;
  • Promising programs and organizations;
  • Recommendations.

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