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Friday, 24 November 2017 17:18

Ending Gender-Based Violence - 16 Days Of Activism Launched

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The issue of domestic violence continues to be a grave concern to the Ministry of Social Development and Family Services.

Statistics provided by the Trinidad and Tobago Police Service show that for the period 2010 to 2015, 11,441 reports of domestic violence were made with 75% reports being made by women.

There were 131 domestic violence related deaths, with women accounting for 56% of cases.

Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Social Development and Family Services, Jacinta Bailey-Sobers, says domestic violence stems from a range of broader issues, and a combination of behavior change and victim support initiatives are needed to address the issue.

As it relates to support available for victims, among the services available are safehouses.

There are eight safehouses in this country, but according to the Director of National Family Services, the system needs some improvement.

Meanwhile, the Gender Department of the University of the West Indies and other NGOs said changes in the Domestic Violence Act can end violence against women.

Their deliberation on this matter launched 16 Days of Activism intended to help end Gender Based Violence in Trinidad and Tobago.

Marie-Therese Bernard tells us more.

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