Culture ministry allocates more money to fund interventions for men, boy

Officers of the Jamaica Constabulary Force at an International Men’s Day 2019 event Tuesday (Nov 19) at the Jamaica Conference Centre in downtown Kingston.

The budget of the Ministry of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport has been increased to fund new programmes and interventions for men and boys.

This announcement was made by the Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport, Denzil Thorpe, during an International Men’s Day (IMD) event at the Jamaica Conference Centre in Kingston on Tuesday (Nov 19).

“The Ministry has expanded its budget to create new programmes and interventions that affect men and boys, especially the most vulnerable,” Thorpe said, while referring to the #MentorMe2020 Programme and the Young Fathers Jamaica Initiative, recently announced by Minister Olivia ‘Babsy’ Grange.

Thorpe, who represented Minister Grange, said the Government is committed to the continued development and implementation of appropriate policies as well as programmes to address issues such as inequality, discrimination and gender-based violence.