Country Antigua and Barbuda
Year 1997
Type of Measure Administrative data > Justice
Form of Violence Domestic violence/Intimate partner violence

Brief Description


Of 1,036 reported cases of domestic violence in Barbados in 1997, only 450 were brought to court. The Directorate of Gender Affairs, which has a court support programme for victims of domestic violence, estimates that only 40 per cent of the persons who seek their services make applications to the court.

Source of Information

UNIFEM (2005) "Eliminating gender-based violence, ensuring equality."