Women in Jamaica face challenges from discriminatory social norms, including limiting their political participation and high incidences of gender-based violence. Jamaica has not been involved in large-scale conflict or war recently. Jamaica ratified the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW) on 19 October 1984 and is ranked 51 out of 144 listed countries in the Global Gender Gap Index (GGI) of 2017. In 2017, $131 million was spent by Jamaica on its military; however it currently does not have a NAP for the implementation of UNSCR 1325. Jamaica participated in the 2017 UNSC Open Debate but made no financial commitments to the WPS Agenda. Jamaica ratified the Arms Trade Treaty (ATT) on 3rd June 2014. Women activists continue to advocate for more focused gender language in Jamaica's legal codes and stronger implementation of existing laws to overcome the discriminatory and violent attitudes against women.