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Investigating Gender and Gender-Based Violence in Jamaica

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By: Published: 2016 | Product: SAGE Research Methods Cases Part 1
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As Jamaica moves through implementation of its National Policy on Gender Equality and develops harassment legislation, there is a growing need to develop methodology and identify data sources that will facilitate assessment of these programs and initiatives. This case study details the research, developed methodology and steps taken to better understand gender and gender-based violence in Jamaica. I start by reviewing existing gender violence documentation, developing definitions that address gender violence in Jamaica, identify data sources, conduct a gap analysis, and conclude with summaries of the current state of gender violence in Jamaica. All analyses make use of existing data and data formats in developing performance indicators that illustrate the current state of gender violence in Jamaica. I conclude with a call for a shift in the data and data acquisition to provide a better fit for the global gender violence performance indicators.

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