PANCAP Grants

Jamaica AIDS Support For Life (JASL) and Sex Workers Association of Jamaica (SWAJ)

Recipient
Jamaica AIDS Support For Life (JASL) and Sex Workers Association of Jamaica (SWAJ)
Budget
US$39,985
Start Date
December 9, 2016
End Date
August 9, 2017
Contact
Kandasi Levermore
Contact Info

Kandasi Levermore
Director
3 Hendon Drive
Kingston 10
Jamaica

Tel# 876-459-3211

Objective

This small grant is providing support to the Grantee to build capacity of CSOs to implement policy and advocacy activities aimed at increasing SWs access to health and social services

Activities

1. Develop and implement a social media campaign to raise public awareness on SWs human rights and to advocate for the repeal of laws that criminalise sex work.
2. Write a position paper and policy brief on the policy and legislative framework’s impact on SWs with recommendations for change.
3. Conduct capacity building trainings for CSOs in legal literacy, human rights, and policy advocacy strategies

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$26,551.26 was received 57 days after signing of the LCI Project Small Grant Agreement.
1. Develop and implement a social media campaign to raise public awareness on SWs human rights and to advocate for the repeal of laws that criminalise sex work.
i. Consultant contracted and social media calendar developed for posting of messages.
ii. Consultant has interviewed sex workers (story telling method is being used). Stories are expected to be published for inline circulation and in the Jamaica Observer (see finalise videos).
iii. A supplemental brochure was developed.
2. A position paper and policy brief on the policy and legislative framework’s impact on SWs with recommendations for change is currently being written.
3. Conduct capacity building trainings for CSOs in legal literacy, human rights, and policy advocacy strategies.
i. A three day sex workers training in Human Rights was conducted in March 2017 (see Human Rights Training Report).
ii. A two day training for civil society organizations to build their capacity to demand accountability of government/state agencies to address issues of policy and legislative discrimination towards SWs was conducted on July 2017.
iii. A three day workshop for sex workers as peer educators focusing on: (i) legal literacy (ii) human rights (iii) access to treatment, care and support services has been designed and is scheduled for August 2017.
iv. Legal and treatment literacy sensitization sessions led by peer educators for sex workers are planned for August and September 2017.

Documents

Videos