Jamaica's economic and mental stress is causing more women to be beaten by their spouse, according to a report in the Jamaica Gleaner. Read more inside!

Jamaica's Economic Struggles Causing Domestic Violence in ‘Uptown’ To Increase

’s economic and mental stress is causing more women to be beaten by their spouse, according to a report in the Gleaner.

While, is nothing new in Jamaica, whether “Uptown” or “Downtown,” it only shows sign of weakness with Jamaican men.

 

Some say as the economic times have got harder, some men are losing their libido and are getting angrier.

 

They say this accounts for a number of beatings and spousal abuse now occurring ‘Uptown’.

 

There’s an increase in sales of certain cosmetic items, as battered women turn to cosmetics to conceal their bruises.

If you are a woman in Jamaica suffering from domestic violence, please know that you don’t have to stay. 

Visit Women’s Inc or call them at (876) 929-9038 to get help immediately. The services provided by Woman Inc. are not only “day-to-day’ – but a 24-hour operation (Kingston only) as it relates to the provisioning of counseling.

 

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