People With HIV Report 143 Cases of Discrimination  

People living with HIV now have access to an online reporting dashboard launched by the Enabling Environment and Human Rights Unit (EEHR). The platform strategically monitors human rights violations. During the Global Service on Monday, the unit announced possible changes to the human rights charter including anti-discriminatory legislation.  

State Minister for Health and Wellness, Juliet Cuthbert Flynn says that Jamaica has made progress in being an enabling environment however human rights violation continues to be a major concern.

Acting Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Legal and Constitutional Affairs, (MLCA) Wayne Robertson has announced changes in the human rights landscape noting the Ministry has heard the numerous calls for anti-discriminatory legislation.

Director of the Enabling Environment and Human Rights Unit Nicola Cousins says 143 cases of human rights violation have been reported in 2021. To track these violations, the unit launched its first online reporting dashboard aimed at strategic monitoring, evaluating, assessing, and tracking the related progress. More details in the report below:

Reporter: Jhanielle Powell

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