Country Barbados
Year 2013
Type of Measure Police > Protocols and guidelines
Form of Violence Domestic violence/Intimate partner violence

Brief Description


The Family Conflict Unit was organized following a series of killings of women by their intimate partners or former partners which resulted in great public outcry and the call for harsher measures to be taken to prevent and eradicate domestic violence.  Numerous measures have been put in place to deal more effectively and efficiently with cases of domestic violence. With the advent of the Unit there seems to be a heightened awareness of the problem.

Source of Information

Government of Barbados, National Review on Beijing +20 , page 3