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Jamaica to Host Regional Workshop on Gender-Based Violence Policing

The Jamaica Constabulary Force, the Inter-American Development Bank, UN Women and the European Union will Participate in the Opening Ceremony on Gender-Based Violence Policing on July 18 at 9:00 a.m. EST

The Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF), the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), UN Women and European Union will host the Regional Workshop on Operational Command of Gender-Based Violence Policing in the Caribbean that will take place from July 18-22, 2022 in Kingston, Jamaica.

High level international experts will exchange experiences and lessons learned with senior law enforcement officers in the Caribbean who are tasked with managing Dedicated Domestic and Sexual Violence Units (DDSVUs).

The event will bring together senior officers from the IDB’s six Caribbean member states: The Bahamas, Barbados, Guyana, Jamaica, Suriname, and Trinidad and Tobago. The five-day workshop aims to address the technical day to day GBV case management with Unit leaders.

Those interested in participating in the opening ceremony must register to participate in-person or watch the livestream via YouTube. Journalists interested in covering the event in-person should contact Golda Lee Bruce,, +1 202- 623-2625.

WHAT: Opening Ceremony of the Regional Workshop on Operational Command of Gender-Based Violence Policing  

WHEN:  Monday July 18, 2022 - 9:00 - 10:15 a.m. EST (local time in Jamaica)

WHERE: Hybrid
In-Person - AC Hotel by Marriott, 38-42 Lady Musgrave Road, Kingston 5, Jamaica
Livestream -


  • Dr. Honourable Horace Chang, Minister of National Security, Jamaica
  • Major General Antony Anderson, CD, JP, MDA, B.Eng (Hons.), Commissioner of Police, Jamaica
  • Lorenzo Escondeur, IDB Country Representative in Jamaica (a.i.) Representative (acting), IDB
  • Tonni Brodber, Representative UN Women Multi-Country Office Caribbean
  • Fredrik Ekfeldt, Minister Councilor, Deputy Head of Delegation for the EU to Jamaica

About the IDB 

The Inter-American Development Bank is devoted to improving lives. Established in 1959, the IDB is a leading source of long-term financing for economic, social and institutional development in Latin America and the Caribbean. The IDB also conducts cutting-edge research and provides policy advice, technical assistance and training to public and private sector clients throughout the region.

About the JCF

The Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) is the premier law enforcement arm of the Government of Jamaica. With the authority to act under the Constabulary Force Act, the JCF addresses the country's safety and security needs through the protection of life and property, the prevention and detection of crime, and the preservation of peace; and maintains a commitment to observing the rule of law, showing respect for all and being a Force for Good.   

About UN Women

UN Women is the UN organization dedicated to gender equality and the empowerment of women. A global champion for women and girls, UN Women was established to accelerate progress on meeting their needs worldwide.

Additional Contacts

Davion Wilson

Davion Wilson

Sheryl-Ann Thomas-Scott

Sheryl-Ann Thomas-Scott
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