Country Barbados
Year 2008
Type of Measure Research and statistical data > Other research and statistical data
Form of Violence Violence against women and girls

Brief Description


The Cabinet of Barbados approved the establishment of a data collection protocol on gender-based violence in 2008. Supported by United Nations Development Fund for Women (UNIFEM), the Bureau of Gender Affairs developed the protocol because of an identified need to monitor the impact of policies and programmes employed in the fight against domestic violence, as well as to establish incidence and prevalence estimates.

The use of the protocol will allow for a more integrated response to the needs of victims and the treatment and punishment of perpetrators as well as for a better understanding of the profiles of victims and perpetrators of gender-based violence, the causative factors and at-risk groups. In addition the information derived may suggest correlations between domestic violence and other socio-economic and cultural factors.