women’s empowerment

National Prevention Strategy against domestic violence desperately needed

The head of UWI's Gender and Development Studies Institute is urging government to activate a national response to deal with the crisis of domestic violence in this country.

This, as the latest statistics collated by Dr Gabrielle Hosein and her team show that one in three women in T&T is a survivor of intimate partner violence, and that roughly 10,000 women are living in domestic violence situations.

She says it is time the country make a declaration that domestic violence—and especially violence against women—is unacceptable.