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What is Gender

What is Gender


Gender is a concept that explains the socially determined differences and meanings attachedto masculinities and femininities and influences the everyday life experiences of males and females. This can include: access to jobs, education, power, resources, and decision-making.

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Find out about the variety of programmes and courses offered by the Institute for Gender and Development Studies


In Jamaican Gender Today, 2 halfs of a whole

With the government indicating it will be using geo-fencing technology to supervise returning Jamaicans



September 03, 2020


Sep 03

Annual Gender Seminar

Venue: Mona Unit IGDS
Sep 03

Annual Gender Seminar

Venue: Mona Unit IGDS

Current Research

Gender  and Economic Empowerment

Situation Analysis of Household Workers in Jamaica ILO/Jamaica Household Workers Association: for IL)/Jamaica Household Workers

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Life After IGDS

With a Bachelor of Science degree (BSc) in Gender and Development, students can pursue career opportuniites in:

  • International Organizations (eg. UN)
  • Media and Public Relations
  • Social Work
  • Psychology
  • Gender Specialist/Consultant
  • Career Counseling
  • Guidance Counseling
  • Public Administration
  • Public Policy Specialists/Analysts
  • Development Planners
  • Human Resource Managers
  • Social Policy Researchers
  • Cultural and Community Affairs
  • Marketing Managers
  • Health Industry Personnel
  • Policy Planning (Education, Health)
  • Law and Security Forces
  • Family Planning Advisors
  • Teachers, Early Childhood Educators
  • Financial Advisors
  • Actuaries
  • Economists and Financial Planners
  • Human Rights
  • NGO's: Women's Rights Advocacy
  • NGO's: Advocates for Men's Rights
  • Customer Service Reps
  • Language and Linguistics
  • Telecommunications Specialists
  • Ministers of Religion
  • Research Consultant
  • Mediator



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