More than 10,000 benefit from Fi Wi Jamaica project

October 13, 2017
Rosalea Hamilton

The Fi Wi Jamaica project, a collaborative effort of the University of Technology and the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), has been making great strides in its advocacy against human trafficking, domestic violence and issues of intolerance throughout the country.

The three-year project, which began in 2015, incorporates a number of strategies, with the view to help remove stigma, spark discussion around key issues and effect positive behaviour change among the citizens of Jamaica.

Director of the project, Professor Rosalea Hamilton, said the programme has impacted more than 10,000 individuals, through training and sensitisation sessions, workshops and other activities.

She noted that special attention has been paid to the areas of domestic violence and human trafficking.

Professor Hamilton pointed out that workshops held so far in Kingston and St James have provided persons with a forum where they can get vital information to increase their awareness of the problems facing women/girls as a result of human trafficking and gender-based violence.

The project is expected to come to a close in 2018.

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