WMW Jamaica has been advocating for gender equity and seeking to reduce gender-based violence through media analysis and action for over 25 years. Our work has taken us throughout Jamaica and abroad.

Some of our achievements include:

  • Over 1,500 training and professional development events locally, regionally and internationally, 1988-2014.
  • Offering the course "Media, Gender and Development" at the Caribbean Institute of Media and Communications, University of the West Indies, 1996 to the present
  • National inter-agency media campaign around violence against women and girls, 1998-2000
  • Pioneering a programme of Gender Training for Male Leaders, 2004-6.
  • Partners with the Jamaica Broadcasting Commission to develop child friendly policy guidelines introduced in 2003
  • National and regional research surveys as part of the Global Media Monitoring Project, every five years since 1995.
  • Gender and HIV sensitization for health providers and faith-based groups
  • Weekly community radio programme
  • Lobbying for legislative reform around sexual offences, domestic violence and sexual harassment.
  • Presenting at International Conferences (after breaking ground at Beijing 1995) and hosting regional forums on Gender, Media and Communications.