Country Bahamas
Year 2005
Type of Measure Prevention > Awareness-raising /Campaigns
Form of Violence Domestic violence/Intimate partner violence

Brief Description


A one-day workshop on domestic violence and violence against women was held in March 2005 under the theme 'Gender Equality Beyond 2005: Building a More Secure Future' during observances of International Women's Day. The workshop was designed to share some of the challenges being faced by women who are victims of domestic violence with a view to existing laws and the significance of rehabilitating batterers. It was sponsored by the Bureau of Women's Affairs of the Ministry of Social Services and Community Development, the Domestic Violence Unit of the Royal Bahamas Police Force, the Crisis Centre and Amnesty International.

Source of Information

The Government of the Bahamas website (http://www.bahamas.gov.bs/), Press release dated 03/08/2005, "Minister Griffin Says Domestic Violence Stifles Women's Progress."