PANCAP Grants

Equality For All Jamaica (EFAJ/JFLAG)

Recipient
Equality For All Jamaica (EFAJ/JFLAG)
Budget
US$40,000.00
Start Date
December 1, 2016
End Date
August 1, 2017
Contact
Dane Lewis
Contact Info

Dane Lewis
Director
PO Box 1152,
Kingston 8.
Jamaica

Objective

This small grant is providing support to the Grantee to advocate for key populations’ unimpeded access to non-discriminatory social protection services.

Activities

  1. Review of the Government of Jamaica (GOJ) Social Protection Strategy and mapping the available social protection services.
  2. Document barriers and challenges that prevents SWs, MSM, and PLHIV access to HIV services.
  3. Develop information, education, and communication (IEC) materials to promote SWs, MSM, and PLHIV awareness and access to social protection services.
  4. Write position paper and an information brief on HIV and social protection services in relation to SWs, MSM, and PLHIV.
  5. Building capacity of service providers through training and sensitisation on the needs of SWs, MSM, and PLHIV.

Activities Update

  • Revised End Date: 30th September 2017 (No-Cost Extension)

The CARICOM Secretariat has received approval for a ‘no cost’ extension to the end date of the LCI Project from 30th September 2017 to 31st December 2017.

Commencement of small grant activities were delayed due to the late disbursement of funds. First tranche of US$9,250 was received 40 days after signing of the LCI Project Small Grant Agreement.

  1. Review of the Government of Jamaica (GOJ) Social Protection Strategy and mapping the available social protection services was completed and submitted in March 2017 (see Social Protection Services Report).
  2. Report outlining barriers and challenges that prevents SWs, MSM, and PLHIV access to HIV services was completed and submitted in June 2017 (see Report: Barriers to accessing Social Protection Services in Jamaica).
  3. Information, education, and communication (IEC) materials to promote SWs, MSM, and PLHIV awareness and access to social protection services were produced and will be disseminated on social media in July and August 2017.
  4. Four position paper/information brief and a policy brief on HIV and social protection services in relation to SWs, MSM, and PLHIV was drafted and submitted in March 2017:
      • Policy Brief
      • Conditional Cash Transfers,
      • Barriers to Accessing Services,
      • A Directory of Available Social Services, and
      • Jamaica’s Social Protection History
  • The training curriculum for the capacity building workshops is being developed internally. Capacity building training will be conducted following the finalization of the training curriculum.

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