STAND UP FOR JAMAICA
Stand up for Jamaica is human rights NGO. It has been established in 2002 and it is operating in Jamaica.
It is regularly registered and audited at the Registrar for NGO’s in Jamaica.
Stand Up For Jamaica is doing advocacy in order to promote legislative and cultural changes providing opportunities for the most fragile and discriminate people in Jamaica such as women, children, prisoners, mentally ill, h.i.v. people and LGBT.
Stand Up For Human Rights - Non-Profit Launches Campaign To Fund Legal Representation For Prisoners Incarcerated Without Trial
We are raising funds to cover court costs to release prisoners in Jamaica who have been incarcerated and awaiting trial for decades and provide financial support. On June 3rd the Independent Commission of Investigations (INDECOM) released a report with details of an investigation into the death of Noel Chambers at the Tower Street Adult Correctional Centre on January 27 2020. Noel Chambers was 81 when he died and was sent to prison on February 4, 1980. He was in prison for 40 years without a trial. He was found in horrific physical condition. Emaciated. Bed sores. Vermin bites.
INDECOM reported that there are at least 146 prisoners who are detained and awaiting trial. At least 15 prisoners have been incarcerated and awaiting trial for over 30 years.
EDUCATION IS A KEY FACTOR
Our main aim it is to create entrepreneurship mentality and activities which can not only allow people to get an employment but also be an instrument to the community where we operate, offering services at a convenient price. Violence can be defeated if real opportunities are created to reduce poverty and to make changes in the culture of gangs and illegal activities as unique way to generate income.