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Anti-Sexual Harassment Legislation plans progressing, says gov't

Published: Saturday December 7, 2013 | 9:26 am Comments 0

The Minister with responsibility for Information, Senator Sandrea Falconer, says work is far advanced on a submission to be made to the Cabinet for the enactment of an Anti-Sexual Harassment Legislation.

According to Senator Falconer, the Government is determined to deal with the issue of sexual harassment, which she said, is a form of discrimination, and in many instances, a trigger for violence.

She says talks on gender equality are important as Jamaica plans for the period beyond the 2015 timeframe for the achievement of the Millennium Development Goals.

The eight international development goals are: to eradicate extreme poverty and hunger; achieve universal primary education; promote gender equality and empowerment of women; reduce child mortality rates; improve maternal health; combat HIV/AIDS, malaria, and other diseases; ensure environmental sustainability; and to develop a global partnership for development.

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