Bureau Of Women's Affairs
Address: 4 Ellesmere Road, Kingston 10
Telephone: (876) 754-8575-8
Fax: (876) 929-0549
To enable women to achieve their full potential as participants in Jamaica’s social, cultural and economic development and with equitable access to and benefits from the country’s resources. The Bureau of Women’s Affairs has a mandate to act as a catalyst to ensure that government addresses the problems that confront women, given the impact of patriarchy and sexism. The problems include high rates of unemployment, violence against women in various forms such as spousal abuse, rape, incest and sexual harassment. Its objective is to enable women to recognize their full potential as individuals and to create avenues for their full integration in National Development.