Jamaica: Ministry commits to gender mainstreaming in disaster risk reduction

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The Ministry of Local Government and Community Development says it is committed to the facilitation of gender mainstreaming and values the importance of gender equality in disaster risk reduction.

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“Let me underscore the commitment of the ministry in gender mainstreaming by indicating that we have every intention of establishing gender focal points within the 14 municipal corporations islandwide,” [Minister of Local Government and Community Development, Desmond McKenzie] said.

“This is to send a strong message that gender mainstreaming is not only a focus at the central government level, but it is a focus for us in local governance and at the community level. It is a way of life for us at the ministry,” the minister added.

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