Country Grenada
Year 2001
Type of Measure Violence against women > Legislation
Form of Violence Domestic violence/Intimate partner violence

Brief Description


The Domestic Violence Act is specifically designed “to provide protection for victims of domestic violence and for matters connected therewith”1. It defines domestic violence as “abusive conduct directed towards – (a) a member of the person’s household; or (b) a spouse, child, parent or dependant of the person or of the person’s spouse, whether or not living in the same household as the person. and includes physical abuse, sexual abuse, emotional or psychological abuse and financial abuse.”

Source of Information

Response of the Government of Grenada to the questionnaire on the United Nations Study on Violence against Children