The discussion about gender-based violence continues in the Jamaican media; in fact, it never really goes away. But very often, those who suffer are not aware that help is available.
The Community Paralegal (CP) programme is there to help. It is delivered by the non-governmental organization Stand Up For Jamaica, with grant funding from the Caribbean Vulnerable Communities Coalition (CVC). The programme is geared at providing free legal and psychosocial support to victims of gender-based and inter-personal violence, in particular women and girls.
This is all about justice, and even more importantly, about protection, information, reaching out for and obtaining help. It uses the CVC’s Shared Incident Database.
I hope that you will take note of this important programme, and share this information (including contact information at the end of this post) with any organization or individual who may find it useful. Let’s get the word out that help…
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