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Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport Olivia Grange said the move is part of Temporary Special Measures (TSMs) on the part of the Government to accelerate equality between men and women.
It is in keeping with an action plan for gender equity and sustainable development in Jamaica, to be rolled out in the short term.
Legislated quotas will also be introduced to address the under-representation of women in local authorities and other positions of leadership, and to increase the participation of women in the relevant branches of governance and socio-economic organizations.
Grange said continued support will be provided to women’s groups and gender-related entities, such as the Jamaica Household Workers Union (JHWU).
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