Jamaicans for Justice (JFJ) in partnership with the Embassy of Belgium in Kingston hosts a virtual launch event on March 25, 2021 at 5pm, to commemorate the establishment of our Gender-based Violence Support Group – “VINES: Healing from Violence Together.”
Watch Live: https://youtu.be/AtbC4gPcZKc
Starting in April 2021, Jamaicans for Justice will establish a support group to provide
therapeutic, legal, and social support to survivors of gender-based violence.
This follows our June 2020, “Justice Services for Victims of Gender-based Violence”
the initiative, which was a direct response to growing concerns, particularly within the
context of COVID-19; as stay-at-home orders and other limitations in movement
have placed women and girls at greater risk of domestic violence.
The VINES Support Group will be facilitated by Gender Studies specialist and
motivational coach, Carla Moore and will be a survivor-centred space, where the
group’s activities will be designed in conjunction with the participants.
The group is driven by the following objectives:
- To provide a safe space for persons affected by GBV to share openly
- To offer emotional and psychosocial support to victims/survivors
- To amplify the voices of victims/survivors, so they are empowered to act, whether through legal means or by becoming advocates for themselves and other victims/survivors
- To offer legal support to victims/survivors, should they request/need it
- To increase legal literacy among victims/survivors of GBV
We look forward to working with persons and organisations in need of the services
we provide. Feel free to reach out to us if you are such a person/organisation or
know of them.